A More Efficient Switch = A More Efficient System
By Laura on Sep 28, 2007
Technologies and architectures for the future datacenter interconnect will have significantly higher performance requirements than they do today, mandating an overhaul in the thinking and research being done in this area. Such thinking is underway at Sun Labs. Hans Eberle (photo), distinguished engineer in Sun Labs, joins Hal Stern, vice president of Global Systems Engineering on this edition of Innovating@Sun, to discuss “proximity communication” - a packaging technology for interconnecting chips. The two discuss how proximity communication works, focusing on:
And while all of this is currently in the research phase in Sun Labs, you can find updated information on proximity switching on Sun's research site.