Three DTU Fotonik researchers, Sarah Ruepp, Henrik Wessing and Michael S. Berger, were invited to give a 3.5 hour tutorial about 100 Gigabit Ethernet and Beyond at the 12th Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR) in Cartagena, Spain. HPSR has evolved into an important forum of telecommunications and networking for the exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge and experience among researchers, engineers and practitioners from around the world.
Henrik Wessing, Sarah Ruepp, Michael S. Berger
The tutorial, which was given on Sunday the 2nd of July at the venue at the School of Telecommunications at the University of Cartagena, provided a thorough introduction to 100 Gigabit Ethernet based on the Advanced Technology Foundation sponsored project “The Road to 100 Gigabit Ethernet”. In particular, the focus was on solutions for high speed hardware implementations, providing an introduction to Ethernet transport over OTN and explaining the architecture of highspeed line cards, including lookup and memory organisation. Furthermore, the tutorial included latest modelling techniques for unicast and multicast switch fabric architectures, with a specific focus on the multicast algorithms. An outlook to the future was provided by looking into latest research of beyond 100 Gigabit transmission.
The tutorial was followed by a long questioning and discussion session, showing the strong interest in this topic from both industry and academia.