HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
Ayar Labs | March 03, 2023
Ayar Labs, a pioneer in the use of silicon photonics for chip-to-chip optical connectivity, recently announced that it would demonstrate the industry's first four terabit-per-second (Tbps) bi-directional Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) solution at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) taking place in San Diego from March 5-9, 2023.
In collaboration with GlobalFoundries, Lumentum, Macom, Sivers Photonics, and other leading high-volume manufacturing and supply partners, the company has reached this latest milestone in delivering the optical interconnects required for data-intensive applications. Separately, the company and its partner Quantifi Photonics made an announcement at OFC regarding a CW-WDM-compliant testing platform for its SuperNovaTM light source.
In-package optical I/O uniquely modifies the system design's power and performance trajectories by allowing compute, memory, and network silicon to connect with a fraction of the power and significantly improved performance, latency, and reach compared to existing electrical I/O solutions. Presented in a compact, co-packaged CMOS chiplet, optical I/O becomes the foundation of next-generation artificial intelligence, dense 6G telecommunications systems, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more.
At OFC, Ayar Labs will present the first public demonstration of its optical I/O solution, moving data at 2.048 TBPS in each direction from one TeraPHYTM optical I/O chiplet to another, fueled by their SuperNovaTM light source. SuperNovaTM enables eight fiber optic links (employing 64 highly accurate wavelengths running at 32 GBPS, with 256 GBPS per individual fiber for eight wavelengths) to operate error-free with a latency of less than 10ns and without the need for Forward Error Correction (FEC).
This permits a total bandwidth of 2.048 TBPS in each direction or 4.096 TBPS in both directions. Notably, the data transfer consumes less than five pJ/bit (10W) of energy, an incredible degree of energy efficiency, offering the power density and performance per watt required for AI models with trillions of variables, advanced HPC designs, and other applications.
About Ayar Labs
Ayar Labs is a tech company disrupting traditional computing power and performance curves with light-based technology. The company was established in 2015 and is based in Santa Clara, California. Using their patented silicon photonics approach, the company replaces electrical-based I/O with high-speed, efficient optical interconnects and multi-wavelength lasers. The company's disruptive technology enables groundbreaking design breakthroughs for trillions of AI connections, 6G, disaggregated data centers, phased array sensory systems, and more. It is backed by leading venture capital and strategic investors such as GlobalFoundries, Intel Capital, and NVIDIA.
APPLICATION STORAGE, IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Radisys&amp;amp;amp | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Radisys® Corporation, an industry leader in open telecom solutions, announced its partnership with Dense Air Networks, a company specializing in broadband solutions. The companies will develop a novel 5G small cell RAN solution set that utilizes licensed and shared spectrum to densify and improve coverage and capacity in 5G standalone networks. This innovative solution from Dense Air is designed to enable both MOCN and MORAN-based RAN sharing through the edge network capabilities of Radisys®5G RAN CU/DU software for outdoor and indoor deployments.
The partnership is the result of 15 months of intensive research and development conducted by Dense Air using the 5G CU and DU software portfolio from Radisys®. By leveraging the open interfaces and advanced 3GPP features from Radisys®, Dense Air manages shared 5G Neutral Host Infrastructure, and implements highly scalable, shared small cell solutions using high-performance RU hardware and a completely cloud-hosted, virtualized DU and CU platform.
Connect Open RAN 5G CU/DU solution hosted by Radisys® on the Dense Air platform is designed for high performance on various industry-leading processors and SoCs with
CU control-plane and user-plane scaling based on CUPS architecture.
CU/DU split over F1 interface as per 3GPP and O-RAN specifications.
Flexible lower-layer split alternatives in DU for SCF option 6 (FAPI/nFAPI) interface and O-RAN 7.2x fronthaul, allowing deployment of advanced features including Multi-TRP cluster cell.
Radisys® enables Dense Air to employ novel mmWave fronthaul working over O-RAN Split 6 interfaces and deploy shared streetside 5G small cell clusters installed on existing vertical assets, utilizing both licensed and shared spectrum.
Arun Bhikshesvaran, CEO of Radisys®, shared, "Radisys is excited to collaborate with Dense Air in designing this highly differentiated solution that extends the capabilities of 5G networks using advanced 3GPP features and open interfaces. Our field-proven 3GPP and O-RAN compliant software, integrated and benchmarked on multiple platforms, helps Dense Air deploy a highly scalable 5G RAN solution."
(Source – Business Wire)
Based in Hillsboro, Oregon, Radisys® Corporation offers disaggregated platforms and integration services that leverage open reference architectures and standards combined with open software and hardware. This enables service providers to build highly scalable and high-performance networks at optimum total cost of ownership. Its end-to-end solutions portfolio includes digital endpoints, disaggregated and open access and core solutions, and immersive digital applications and engagement platforms, all designed to drive open digital transformation. With its world-class network services organization, the company delivers full lifecycle services to help service providers succeed in today's highly competitive telecom industry.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Alkira | February 17, 2023
Cloud networking pioneer Alkira has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Networking Competency status in the Network Connectivity category. The designation acknowledges that Alkira has demonstrated AWS technical expertise and customer successes as a Software as a Service (SaaS) network provider.
Alkira CEO and Co-founder, Amir Khan, said, "Alkira, recognized by AWS as a true network SaaS offering, is built for the cloud and consumed as a service with no hardware or software to install—ever." He added, "All you have to do is draw and deploy your network from our digital design canvas, and you’re up and running in no time."
Alkira's fully automated global unified network infrastructure allows organizations to connect to AWS and Amazon Virtual Private Clouds via an intuitive point-and-click interface within minutes. Alkira's pay-as-you-go SaaS offering delivers agility, scale, and cost-effectiveness to organizations that want to connect, unify, and scale their network to AWS infrastructure. Alkira is available on the AWS Marketplace.
Alkira is regarded as a pioneer in cloud networking as a service. Their enterprise network is entirely cloud-based, connecting multiple clouds, sites, and users. The network is managed using familiar network administrator controls, policies, and security, and it can scale instantly as needed. This network is provided as a service, so there is no need to install new hardware, download software, or learn a new cloud architecture. Alkira's solution is trusted by Fortune 100 companies, leading system integrators, and global managed service providers.