Chip Shot: First Optical PCIe Express-based Server Powered by Intel® Silicon Photonics

Today during the Fujitsu Forum in Munich, Fujitsu demonstrated the world’s first server solution featuring an Intel® Optical PCIe Express-based server connected to an external expansion box containing additional compute and storage nodes using Intel® Silicon Photonics. The solution demonstrated opportunities that Intel Silicon Photonics can bring to the data center with the ability to connect separate boxes with compute or storage nodes in a way that appears to the CPU to be on the main motherboard while actually being fully virtualized. Read a blog from Vic Krutul, director of marketing for the Silicon Photonics Operation at Intel, who explains in detail why this demonstration shows the future of the data center.