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[san-tech][02777] 1Tbpsを 2015年、100Tbps Ethernetを 2020年を目標とする研究所設立 (UCSB TOEC)

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:18:19 +0900
米 UCSB (University of California Santa Barbara)に、2015年に 1Terabit
2020年に 100Terabit Ethernetを目標とする研究所:Terabit Optical Ethernet
Center (TOEC) が産学協同で設立されました:

"Tomorrow's Internet: 1000 times faster
 UCSB-led team developing next-generation Ethernet to handle surging
 traffic, support cloud computing, emerging applications"
 October 20, 2010

  "A new research center has been launched at the University of
   California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) to make that a reality. Researchers
   with the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) will develop the
   technology necessary for a new generation of Ethernet a thousand times
   faster, and much more energy efficient, than today's most advanced
   networks. They are aiming for 1 Terabit Ethernet over optical fiber
   - 1 trillion bits per second - by 2015, with the ultimate goal of
   enabling 100 Terabit Ethernet by 2020."

  "Partnering with TOEC as founding industry affiliates are Google Inc.,
   Verizon, Intel, Agilent Technologies and Rockwell Collins Inc."
  "... TOEC, which is part of UCSB's Institute for Energy Efficiency
  "Research at TOEC will build on UCSB's world-leading expertise in
   materials, advanced electronics, photonic integrated circuit
   technology, silicon photonics and high-speed integrated optical and
   electronic circuits, and in bridging these new technologies with real
   networking systems. Blumenthal says new low-cost, energy-efficient
   optical technologies that leverage the techniques now used in
   semiconductor manufacturing will be the foundation for the Ethernet
   of the future."

Daniel Blumenthal, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at
UCSB and Director of TOEC

Research Groups
Optical Communications and Photonics Networks Group
Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC)

Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE)

"The UCSB Terabit Optical Ethernet Center (TOEC) and the Greening of
 Photonic Technologies"
 October 20, 2010

このプロジェクトの資金源が不明なのですが (共同研究企業からの出資だけ?)、
UCSBはこの直前に DARPA資金がメインの以下のコンソーシアム参加を発表して
"Consortium launched to focus on photonic technology"
 September 24, 2010

  "A new research consortium led by UC Santa Barbara has been launched
   to develop photonic technology for communications and sensing

  "The multi-university-industry consortium is one of four chosen for
   funding by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA)
   out of contenders from around the country. It will focus on
   innovative basic research in the field of photonics, in which light,
   rather than radio waves or electrical currents, is used to transmit

  "The consortium-Photonic Integration for Coherent Optics (PICO)-also
   includes researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
   the California Institute of Technology, the University of Virginia,
   Lehigh University, and 17 industry partners including HP, Intel,
   Corning, Teledyne, Rockwell-Collins, Infinera, and JDSU."
   "...Larry Coldren, acting dean of engineering and Professor of
   Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials at UC Santa Barbara.
   He will serve as director of PICO. UC Santa Barbara professors John
   Bowers and Mark Rodwell and research engineer Leif Johansson are also
   part of the center. DARPA is providing just over $2 million annually
   for PICO, and the university and industry partners will give about the
   same level of support."
   "The chips to be developed at PICO will draw on both monolithic
    indium phosphide and silicon CMOS technology."

Larry A. Coldren
Optoelectronics Technology Center

"The Optoelectronics Technology Center (OTC) was established to facilitate
 fundamental advances in photonics and optoelectronics by a team of faculty
 in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Materials Departments.
 It has been involved in various multicampus consortia funded by the
 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) since the early nineties"

冒頭の新プロジェクトを指揮する Daniel Blumenthal教授はこちらには属して

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