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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Dawn of the Terabit Age: Scaling Optical Capacity to Meet Internet Demand
Meeting: NANOG52
Date / Time: 2011-06-15 11:00am - 11:30am
This item is webcast
Room: Grand Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Drew Perkins, Infinera

Drew Perkins, Chief Technology Officer, Infinera<BR> Drew Perkins is a serial entrepreneur and has been at the forefront of Internet technology innovation for nearly three decades. While a computer engineering student at Carnegie-Mellon University, Mr. Perkins was the lead author of the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), a technology that provided for the use of the Internet via the circuit-switched telephone system. This protocol enabled the early growth of the Internet. During the mid-1990s, Mr. Perkins served in various senior engineering and management roles at FORE Systems, an innovator in packet-switched Internet technology. In 1998, Mr. Perkins was co-founder of Lightera Networks, a developer of optical switching systems for telecom networks that was acquired by Ciena for more than \$500 million. In 2000, Mr. Perkins co-founded metropolitan service provider OnFiber Communications, later acquired by Qwest for more than \$100 million. In 2001, Mr. Perkins co-founded Infinera Corporation, a vertically integrated optical networking startup that developed the world's first large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and a family of optical networking system products implementing a digital optical architecture based on the capabilities of Infinera's PICs. Infinera has been traded on Nasdaq since their 2007 IPO. Mr. Perkins has also held various roles in industry standards bodies and research organizations including the IETF, IEEE, OIF, and Internet2.<BR> Mr. Perkins holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, where he has also endowed a professorship, the Drew D. Perkins Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Abstract: Infinera CTO Drew Perkins will discuss the technology requirements for next generation Terabit optical networks, considering what needs to change in DWDM technology as we approach the Terabit age, both as a unit of operational transport capacity, and as a client interface. With 100 Gigabit optical and Ethernet technologies already being deployed in networks worldwide, how quickly do we need to move on to the next data rate, and what should that data rate be? In this session, Drew will offer insights and opinions on issues regarding the industry's next capacity threshold, including photonic and electronic components such as PICs, ASICs and switching technology.
Files: youtubeDawn of the Terabit Age: Scaling Optical Capacity to Meet Internet Demand
pdfperkins-ScalingOpticalCapacitytoMeetInternetDemand(PDF)
Sponsors: None.

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    Panelists:
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    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    John BrzozowskiComcast; .
    Jon WoolwineCisco; .
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    Moderators:
    Phil RobertsInternet Society; .
    Panelists:
    Igor GashinskyYahoo!; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    John BrzozowskiComcast; .
    Jon WoolwineCisco; .
  • World IPv6 Day Experiences
    Moderators:
    Phil RobertsInternet Society; .
    Panelists:
    Igor GashinskyYahoo!; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    John BrzozowskiComcast; .
    Jon WoolwineCisco; .
  • World IPv6 Day Experiences
    Moderators:
    Phil RobertsInternet Society; .
    Panelists:
    Igor GashinskyYahoo!; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    John BrzozowskiComcast; .
    Jon WoolwineCisco; .
  • World IPv6 Day Experiences
    Moderators:
    Phil RobertsInternet Society; .
    Panelists:
    Igor GashinskyYahoo!; .
    Patrick GilmoreAkamai; .
    John BrzozowskiComcast; .
    Jon WoolwineCisco; .
  • NOGLab
    Sponsors A10 Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, ARRIS, and Comcast.
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    Sponsors A10 Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, ARRIS, and Comcast.
  • Track: ARMD
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    Moderators:
    Vishal Sharma, Metanoia; Panelists:
    Arman Maghbouleh, Cariden; Dave Wang, Wandl; Duke Fisher, Verizon Business; Thomas Lundstrom, Qwest;
  • Capacity Planning Panel
    Moderators:
    Vishal Sharma, Metanoia; Panelists:
    Arman Maghbouleh, Cariden; Dave Wang, Wandl; Duke Fisher, Verizon Business; Thomas Lundstrom, Qwest;
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    Moderators:
    Vishal Sharma, Metanoia; Panelists:
    Arman Maghbouleh, Cariden; Dave Wang, Wandl; Duke Fisher, Verizon Business; Thomas Lundstrom, Qwest;

 

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