Optical Cables Light Up InfiniBand

Copper InfiniBand cables have become a limiting factor for large clusters. HPC Wire reports on the move to optical cables:
“Two companies, Intel and Luxtera, have recently unveiled optical cable products aimed at HPC clusters that are using the higher data rates of InfiniBand. The cables will also support 10GbE traffic, but until 40GbE gets established, InfiniBand will be the principle driver for these products. Intel unveiled its optical cables (“Intel Connects Cables”) at the International Supercomputing Conference in June. Luxtera announced its “Blazar” optical offering earlier this week.” Full Story

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