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.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
BDx | February 06, 2023
Big Data Exchange (BDx), a provider of data center platforms in Asia-Pacific, has recently announced its plans to construct a new 16MW facility in the emerging high-tech industrial area developed by Hong Kong's premier property development company, Sino Group. BDx intends to have the HKG8 hyperscaler-ready data center operational by the end of 2023.
This will be BDx's fourth data center in Hong Kong, situated in the Kwai Chung District, which is growing to be a highly desirable industrial and commercial zone. The data center is five kilometers from the nearest port and twenty-six kilometers from Hong Kong's airport. It will provide redundant power supply and dependable infrastructure to BDx's hyperscale and enterprise clients, ensuring super-dense connectivity, top-notch fail-safe resiliency, and IX ecosystems characteristic of BDx data centers.
As data center investments continue to increase, a recent report by Arizton Advisory and Intelligence projects that the Hong Kong data center market will reach nearly $4 billion by 2027. Hong Kong is one of the leading digital hubs in the Asia-Pacific region because of its robust adoption of cloud technologies, smart city development initiatives, and its government's dedication to developing the ICT market.
Mayank Srivastava, CEO of BDx, shared, "BDx is pleased to announce our new data center to further our commitment to the Hong Kong market. We are pleased to work with Sino Group to develop our next-generation, hyperscale-ready site, which is designed with fail-safe features and a clear focus on sustainability. We continue to support Hong Kong as The Digital Hub of APAC," He added, "With HKG8, our newest data center in Hong Kong, we continue to expand our footprint across Asia with sustainable, high quality sites. We are proud to offer our customers dense connectivity, IX ecosystems and reliable redundant options, to drive digital delivery and growth."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About BDx Data Centers
BDx Data Centers Singapore-based premier provider of data center, hybrid cloud, and colocation solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. It enables enterprises to scale across the world's most influential markets under the direction of a team with global recognition. With ultramodern facilities in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore, the company provides next-gen solutions that go beyond the norm. To meet the growing digital needs of multinationals, hyperscalers, and financial service organizations, the company is actively expanding its presence in emerging regions.
Bluebird Network | February 08, 2023
On February 07. 2023, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers, Bluebird Network, highlights its successful partnership with the University of Central Missouri. Bluebird Network will provide primary internet services for the campus and the University’s remote sites.
The University of Central Missouri is powered by Bluebird Network’s data centers and digital infrastructure, which will enable bulk storage of the University data, maintain campus connectivity, and provide internet access between all remote sites.
With its forward-thinking approach, Bluebird is known for its excellent customer service and personal touch. The communications infrastructure provider delivers tools and solutions to educational systems at all levels. In addition to its high connectivity and required bandwidth for best education practices in the digital world, Bluebird is empowering education and is identified as the second largest ISP to public schools in the State of Missouri.
About Bluebird Network
Bluebird Network is based in Columbia, Missouri and serves the Midwest with a carrier-class fiber network. Since its year of foundation in 1999, the company has offered fiber networks to businesses, hospitals, schools, and other data-driven organizations, including high-capacity transport, high internet speed and data center solutions. Bluebird performs more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with more than 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 160 Points of Presence (PoP) sites across the Midwest. This includes the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal, and the Quad Cities