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November 18, 2010

Finisar Demonstrates Wire Speed Enabling InfiniBand FDR Optical Cable

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Finisar Corporation, a leading provider of active cables which accelerate storage, networking, and high-performance computing connectivity, is set to demonstrate the industry's first InfiniBand FDR active optical cable at Finisar's booth #4738 at SC10, the annual conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, held Nov. 15-18, 2010 in New Orleans.

The high-speed Quadwire FDR cable, which use 14 Gb/s VCSEL technology to provide the next level of data throughput in the form of a compact, lightweight and flexible optical cable suitable to support those very high density, wire speed deployments, will transmit 56 Gb/s data across four lanes of traffic at 14 Gb/s each.

 High Performance Computing (HPC) and Datacenter markets are increasing their demand for higher speed interconnections to support the increasing bandwidth and wire speed needs, since the performance speed of supercomputing clusters is accelerating.

“We are extremely proud to be leading the way in active optical cable technology by demonstrating the industry's first InfiniBand FDR active optical cable," said Christian Urricariet, director of marketing for high-speed optics at Finisar, in a statement. "This product leverages our expertise in optics technology to provide a timely solution to the bandwidth and link distance requirements which cannot be supported by copper cables."

In addition to the FDR active optical cable, Finisar will also display its complete family of active cables including Laserwire(TM) for 10GbE, Quadwire(TM) for 40GbE and InfiniBand QDR, and C.wire(TM) for 100GbE and InfiniBand QDR, at SC10. You can visit Finisar's booth #4738 to find out how it leverages fiber optic technology for the transmission of data while reducing the latency, weight, density, and power consumption of traditional copper solutions.

The InfiniBand FDR active optical cable is another big achievement for Finisar Corporation which is a global technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and components that enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for telecommunications, networking, storage, wirelesss and cable TV applications.


Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda