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Research and Markets: Global Board-to-Board and Rack-Based Optical Interconnects Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2013-2020

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5db2s9/revenue) has announced the addition of the "Global Board-to-Board and Rack-Based Optical Interconnects Market Forecasts & Opportunities 2013-2020" report to their offering.

All the usual suspects that drive the proliferation of fiber optics in the data center will apply: faster processors, bulky copper cables and more video. But in this report the author claims that two new factors will drive optical interconnection in the data center in the next few years.

One of these factors is the rise of big data, The author expects that massively parallel computing - with thousands of CPUs deployed in 100s of racks - will become part of general business computing in large data centers. High-speed optical interconnection in this computing environment is a necessity to avoid the interconnection bottleneck.

Meanwhile, power consumption is becoming increasingly important, because of the rising real cost of energy and because of current environmental policy trends. According to one source, large data centers can consume the equivalent of nearly 180,000 homes. As a result, replacing copper interconnection with low-power optical interconnection has become an imperative for the truly green data center. Not only does the switch to optical interconnection save power directly but it also cuts down on the need for air conditioning in the data center.

In addition to an in-depth analysis of the optical interconnect market, this report also discusses the activities of:

  • Avago
  • BinOptics
  • Cisco
  • Corning
  • Dell
  • FCI
  • Finisar
  • Juniper and Kotura
  • Lumencor
  • Luxtera
  • Neophotonics
  • Reflex Photonics
  • Samtec

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Current and Future Markets for Optical Interconnects

2.1 Three Key Data Center and HPC Trends Shaping the Market for Optical Interconnection

2.2 Bandwidth, Processor Speeds and the Need for Optical Interconnects: Moore's Law and Parallelism

2.3 The Next Data Rate Surge: Coming Soon at Your Data Center

2.4 More CPUs and More Racks

2.5 How Server and HPC I/O Can Drive the Optical Interconnect Market

2.6 Equipment-Level Opportunities for Optical Interconnects

2.7 Board-Level Opportunities for Optical Interconnects

Chapter Three: Optical Interconnect Products, MSAs and Technologies

3.1 High-Performance Copper Interconnects: End of the Road?

3.2 Products, MSAs and Standards for Optical Interconnection

3.3 The Evolution to Optical Interconnection

3.4 Optical Interconnection Products

3.5 AOCs as Optical Interconnects

3.6 Light Engines and Optical Interconnection

3.7 Enabling Technologies for Optical Interconnection

Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Optical Interconnection Markets

4.1 Forecasting Methodology

4.2 Alternative Scenarios

4.3 Eight-Year Forecast of Rack-based Optical Interconnection by Product Type

4.4 Forecast of Board-based Optical Interconnection by Product Type

4.5 Summary of Forecasts for Optical Interconnection

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