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Optical Frontiers in AI: Revolutionizing Data Centers

Lisa Huff  (Senior Principal Analyst, Optical Components, Omdia)

Mike Connaughton  (Senior Product Manager, Leviton Network Solutions)

Laurent Schares  (Data Center Optical Networking, IBM)

Shannon Wahl  (Sales Director of Data Center Market, Go!Foton)

Location: Room 206

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 2:35 pm - 3:25 pm

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Track: Emerging IT & Data Center Technologies

Session Type: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Discover the future of data center optics and cable innovation in this session with thought leaders from GoFoton, Leviton, Omdia, and IBM. Learn how advancements in optical technologies are enabling evolutions in data storage, processing and networking. In this session of rapid-fire presentations, you’ll hear new perspectives on infrastructure efficiency and performance innovation. We’ll discuss the synergy of AI and optics that is reshaping the data center network infrastructure landscape. A must-attend for industry innovators!


Learn how AI applications will be supported by:

  1. Optical networking infrastructure advancing to higher data rates – 800G and above
  2. Fiber cabling innovations
  3. CPU and GPU architecture updates
  4. New transceiver technologies like co-packaged optics (CPO) and linear drive pluggable optics (LPO) that help lower power consumption