OIF Announces Industry Workshops to Focus on 400G and Transport SDN Business Wire FREMONT, Calif. -- December 19, 2013 Some of the world’s leading experts on optical networking will gather in San Jose, California in February when the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) presents two workshops on 400G electrical links and Transport SDN. Scheduled for February 10, 2014 at the Sainte Claire Hotel, the workshops will precede the OIF’s quarterly technical meeting. Open to the public and OIF members, the workshops are intended to discuss technical challenges and potential solution paths. The 400G workshop runs from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm while the Transport SDN workshop takes place from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. “The OIF is excited to bring together this wide range of industry experts to discuss the hot topics of 400G electrical links and Transport SDN,” said Dave Brown of Alcatel-Lucent and the OIF’s vice president of marketing. “By opening these workshops to the public we are hoping to help pave and accelerate the path toward market adoption for these important technologies, much as we did for 100G and multilayer control plane.” OIF Challenges for Next Generation 400G Electrical Links This OIF workshop will focus on the challenges of next generation electrical link technology to support 400G standards in anticipation that 400 Gb/s interfaces will require denser electrical links than current 28 Gb/s serial link technology. Speakers will present on the chip-to-module and intra-rack / backplane applications that are outlined in the OIF’s “Next Generation Interconnect Framework” project. The project provides an overall picture of the application spaces and identifies technological challenges for next generation interconnects throughout a system. Session 1: CEI History and Progress - 9:00 – 10:00 am • Speakers: David Stauffer, OIF Physical and Link Layer Working Group chair, Kandou Tom Palkert, OIF Physical and Link Layer Working Group vice chair – Electrical, Molex Session 2: CEI-56G-VSR Chip-to-Module Interface Requirements – 10:15 am – 12:00 pm • Speakers: Scott Kipp, Brocade Gary Nicholl, Cisco Chris Cole, Finisar Session 3: CEI-56G-VSR Chip-to-Module Technologies – 1:30 – 3:00 pm • Speakers: Mike Li, Altera Adam Healey, LSI Ed Frlan, Semtech Session 4: 56G Backplane Requirements and Challenges – 3:30 – 6:00 pm • Speakers: Joel Goergen, Cisco Brian Holden, Kandou Mike Tryson, TE Connectivity Transport SDN - Cutting Through the Hype As SDN moves along the curve from curiosity to hype to reality, carriers and their vendors need to cut through the hype and identify what is needed to make Transport SDN a desirable and deployable technology. The workshop will present views across the industry of what the enabling technologies and standards will be, including practical use cases and applications for Transport SDN. Carriers and vendors will present their views on Transport SDN and participate in panel discussions with other industry experts. 1:00 pm - Welcome Hans-Martin Foisel, OIF Carrier WG Chair/Deutsche Telekom - Introduction Vishnu Shukla, OIF President/Verizon Session 1: Specification and Standardization Efforts – 1:30 – 3:00 pm • ONF and Optical Transport - Lyndon Ong, Ciena • NFV and Infrastructure Architecture - Evelyne Roch, Huawei • OIF and Transport SDN – Jonathan Sadler, Tellabs Session 2: SDN / NFV Implementations – Demonstrators, Field Trials, Deployments • Carrier Panel – 3:30 - 4:30 pm Moderator: Dave Brown, Alcatel-Lucent Speakers: Julio C R F de Oliveira, CPqD Tad Hofmeister, Google Dr. Xiaoyuan Cao, KDDI Vishnu Shukla, Verizon • Vendor Panel – 4:45 – 5:45 pm Moderator: Hans-Martin Foisel, Deutsche Telekom Speakers: Lubo Tancevski, Alcatel-Lucent Stephen Shew, Ciena Loukas Paraschis, Cisco Fred Gruman, Fujitsu Maarten Vissers, Huawei Geoffrey Mattson, Juniper Networks Chris Liljenstolpe, MetaSwitch 5:45 pm - OIF: Wrap-up - Hans-Martin Foisel There will be a joint reception immediately following both workshops. For more information or to register go to http://www.oiforum.com/public/OIF_NW_Workshop2014_reg.html http://www.oiforum.com/public/OIF_PLL_Workshop2014_reg.html About the OIF Launched in 1998, the OIF is the first industry group to unite representatives from data and optical networking disciplines, including many of the world's leading carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors. The OIF promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical, interconnect, network processing, component and networking systems technologies. The OIF actively supports and extends the work of standards bodies and industry forums with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility of optical internetworking products. Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com. Contact: PAPR Deborah Porchivina, 415-272-0943 Deborah@papr.com
OIF Announces Industry Workshops to Focus on 400G and Transport SDN
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