PCIe® Over Fiber With Samtec FireFly OFC 2017

Kevin Burt, of Samtec’s Optical Group, explains Samtec’s PCIe® Over Fiber demonstration at OFC 2017. The demo features a disaggregated computing platform with PCIe® Gen 3 fabric enabled by the patented FireFly™ mid-board technology. By using PCIe®-over-Fiber, the storage and GPU can be located 100 meters away displaying a clear 4k video stream. This further demonstrates the opportunity for new HPC/Data Center architectures that benefit from the high-performance, low latency that the PCIe® protocol enables. For more information on FireFly™ please visit: https://www.samtec.com/optics/optical-cable/mid-board/firefly Site: http://www.samtec.com Blog: https://blog.samtec.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samtecinc/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/samtecinc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/samtec-inc For more information on FireFly™ please visit: https://www.samtec.com/optics/optical-cable/mid-board/firefly Site: http://www.samtec.com Blog: https://blog.samtec.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samtecinc/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/samtecinc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/samtec-inc

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