SC07: SC Online is reporting today that
Fulcrum Microsystems and Luxtera announced the availability to OEMs of a low-latency, 40-Gigabit Ethernet switch/router reference design for datacenter backbone applications. The reference design is composed of a card developed by Luxtera using its nanophotonic “Blazar” 40-Gigabit optical active cable that fits into the Fulcrum “Reno” low-latency, 10-Gigabit Ethernet router platform for datacenter applications.
The reference design will be on display at SC07, one in Fulcrum’s booth, #2161, and the other as part of a connectivity demo between Luxtera’s two booths, #384 and #94.
According to the companies
The configuration is well suited for clustered storage or high-performance computing applications as Fulcrum’s low latency switching offers better latency performance and larger network sizes than the competing InfiniBand solutions.
Note to my IT guys: when can I have 40 Gbps to my Mac? I have a lot of, uh, important data to download.