Network cable gets the go ahead

Beaverton, Ore., USA: Successful performance validation of the new Intel 100m Infiniband cable, which operates at speeds up to 20Gb/s, was achieved by test company Tektronix. Claimed as the world’s longest InfiniBand optical cable, it has an electrical interface on either end and utilises four serial data lanes at 5Gb/s each.

The cable’s intent is to accelerate the performance of large computing clusters. In fact, it will be used as part of the backbone network at the International Supercomputing Conference show in Dresden, Germany.

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