Data Centers

Optics to the Chip: The Key to Super-Fast Networks of the Future

The network cable plugs into the port, clicking as it snaps into place. That’s always been the way that IT devices have created physical connections. That may need to change in coming years, as the growth of hyperscale computing tests the limits of switching hardware. That’s the message from networking pioneer Andy Bechtolsheim, who says the industry should prepare for hardware designs in which optical connectivity is integrated directly into chips.

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