Industry Event
Next Generation Optical Interconnects for AI Clusters: Beyond Linear Drive
31 January 2024 • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Expo Stage, Hall DE (Exhibit Level) 
Massive investments into AI infrastructure are accelerating development of new solutions for optical connectivity. Performance of AI clusters is constrained by cost and power consumption of the optics. Linear drive pluggable (LPO) and co-packaged optics (CPO) offer 20% improvements in cost and 40% lower power consumption in comparison with standard re-timed transceivers. Yet, new optical materials and devices are needed to enable continuous improvements. If the optical industry fails to deliver, the AI infrastructure will find a different path forward, which will exclude optical connectivity. This opportunity should not be taken for granted.

This panel discussion will review promising optical technologies and barriers for their adoption. It will present a realistic roadmap for the next generation optical interconnects and requirements to connectivity in AI Clusters. This will be a call for action to leading suppliers, start-ups and industry organizations.


Moderator

Vladimir Kozlov
 
 
Vladimir Kozlov
CEO and Founder
LightCounting (United States)


Panelists

Yosef Ben Ezra
 
 
Yosef Ben Ezra
CTO
New Photonics (United States)

Janet Chen
 
 
Janet Chen
Technical Sourcing Manager, Fiber Optics
Meta (United States)

Alexey Kovsh
 
 
Alexey Kovsh
CEO
Alfalume (United States)

Bijian Nowroozi
 
 
Bijian Nowroozi
CTO
Open Compute Project Foundation (United States)

Uday Poosarla
 
 
Uday Poosarla
Senior Director
Celestial AI (United States)