Sunday, March 14, 2010

NOAA to Implement Luxtera's 40G Active Cabling in Data Center

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) selected Luxtera's
"Blazer" 40G Active Optical Cable (AOC) to interconnect its multi-room data center, which is used to build environmental simulation models as well as predict short-term weather and climate forecasts. The AOC provides various interconnects within the data center at a much lower cost and longer reach than traditional multimode fiber VCSEL interconnects.

Luxtera's Silicon CMOS Photonics technology utilizes an integrated opto-electronic chip with a directly attached fiber and a micro-packaged laser. The AOC can span distances from one to 4,000 meters.