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Web giants share networking visions
7/24/2014 03:45 PM EDT
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markwrob
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energy and competing architectures
markwrob   7/24/2014 7:07:52 PM
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@Rick:  seems like a possible error in this phrase, mentions both low energy cost and high energy cost at the same time:

 "silicon photonic interconnects can sustain very high loads (over 100 Tb/s) with low energy costs (< 1 pJ/bit)...[but may] come at a relatively high energy cost."

@kris:  IIRC, Facebook started the Open Compute Project, and Google decided to roll their own version with the Google Platform, so it doesn't surprise me these two giants go similar-but-unique with networking approaches, too.  Also, some of the big Chinese datacenter outfits are coming up with their own versions.  Part of that is probably not-invented-here thinking, but all these big orgs have many experts that define and redefine their applications' needs continually.  I've seen some things indicating they are developing similar-but-unique architectures for storage, from RAM to flash to spinning/streaming media.

From a vendor standpoint that boils down to "give them what they want".  But the larger and potentially larger (more lucrative?) market will be in adapting the high-end items developed for these customers to serve the midrange customers--who can't usually afford a cadre of system architects.

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krisi   7/24/2014 6:44:46 PM
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SDN seems to be rulling the datacenters..looking forward to hear about differences between Google and FB...I would think they would be aligned not clash, all they care from a hardware perspetive is cost...Kris

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