RE: Equalization and benefits of Parallel Optics.
I also understand our objectives in the same way. We don't have an
objective for 100 m computer room connections. It seems to me the 300 m
objective was written for computer rooms. The 300 m over MMF could be
applied to any fiber solution.
At 12:55 PM 7/27/2000 -0700, Booth, Bradley wrote:
> From my understanding of the objectives, the task force doesn't have a
>distance objective of "100m data center applications." We do have an
>objective for 100m over installed MMF fiber. That 100m distance objective
>was chosen because it reflects what is used in the data center applications.
>If the task force satisfies the objective (which is a requirement for the
>task force to do), then we provide a solution for the application. The
>reverse is not true. If task force satisfies the application, then we don't
>meet our objectives.
>Given that the task force has to satisfy objectives first and foremost, I
>believe that it is key that the task force focus on those proposals that in
>some manner satisfy an objective. As I see it, parallel optics and parallel
>fiber do not satisfy any of our objectives; therefore, the task force needs
>to work on the ones that will satisfy our objectives.
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> > I have one question:
> > Which of our distance objectives is satisfied with
>parallel fiber and
> > parallel optics?
> The 100 m data center applications.
> > It has been my interpretation that when we talked about
>100m of installed
> > base of MMF, that we were referring to the MMF fiber
>currently available for
> > use by 802.3z. Parallel optics does not operate over this
> You are correct parallel optics would not operate over an
>installed two fiber
> plant. Parallel optics would loose if you go in to an
>installed fiber base.
> What I suggested was 100m data center applications, where
>the fiber are not
> installed in the building wiring.
> Data center application are very significant as stated in
>the last meeting
> about half the total market. Solutions significantly lower
> for sub 100 m is needed, otherwise there will several
> Parallel optics is the lowest cost, almost mature after 3
>years, lowest power,
> and smallest foot print. Parallel optics is ideal to get
>bandwidth off the
> edge of your board.
> Serial 850 or CWDM 850 can be another candidate for low cost
> applications by having cable advantage over parallell fiber.
>But you need
> to offset fiber advantage against power, size, cost,
>testing, and maturity.
> > Or am I missing the point here?
> > Cheers,
> > Brad
> Ali Ghiasi
> Sun Microsystems
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