Finisar demos InfiniBand FDR active optical cable for HPC, 16G Fibre Channel

Nov. 16, 2010
The company will demonstrate what it bills as the industry's first InfiniBand FDR active optical cable at this week's SuperComputing 2010.

NOVEMBER 16, 2010 -- Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) will demonstrate what it bills as the industry's first InfiniBand FDR active optical cable at this week's SuperComputing 2010. The Quadwire FDR cable will transmit 56-Gbps data across four lanes of traffic at 14 Gbps each, Finisar says.

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As the speed of supercomputing clusters continues to accelerate, the high-performance computing (HPC) and data center markets demand higher-speed interconnections. The new FDR active optical cables use 14 Gbps VCSEL technology to provide data throughput in the form of a compact, lightweight, and flexible optical cable suitable to support those very high density deployments, says Finisar.

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