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Overview of Active Electrical Cables (AEC)

Overview of Active Electrical Cables (AEC)

Active Electrical Cables (AECs) have growing importance in data center architecture for their advantages of longer reach, higher signal integrity, power and cost efficiency, and compact, reliable design, compared to other interconnect solutions.
Adam
Jul 19, 2024
High Speed Copper Cables Applied in Data Centers

High Speed Copper Cables Applied in Data Centers

While optical cables dominate many data center applications, copper cables, such as DAC, remain widely used due to their cost-effectiveness and reliability. However, DAC cables have distance limitations, which can be mitigated by combining them with ACC. This approach significantly reduces the connection costs for high-speed data centers.
Edward
Jul 17, 2024
8 Tips on Choosing the Right Optical Transceiver

8 Tips on Choosing the Right Optical Transceiver

A comprehensive guide on selecting the optimal optical transceiver for high-speed networks, covering key factors such as form factor, fiber type, reach, data rate, wavelength, OEM compatibility, BER and operating temperature.
Nathan
Jul 12, 2024
DAC's Growing Importance in High-Performance AI Networking

DAC's Growing Importance in High-Performance AI Networking

DAC cables are becoming crucial in AI clusters. See how copper interconnects save costs and improve efficiency over traditional multimode optical modules. NADDOD's cost analysis of HGX H100 AI clusters shows that combining DAC with single-mode optical modules offers significant savings.
Edward
Jul 11, 2024
The Evolution of 400G, 800G, and 1.6T Optical Modules

The Evolution of 400G, 800G, and 1.6T Optical Modules

With the rapid advancement of AI, HPC, and cloud computing, the demand for high-speed optical modules such as 400G, 800G, and even 1.6T is growing exponentially. This surge is driving technological upgrades in optical modules toward higher data rates.
Holly
Jul 5, 2024
The Evolution of AI Capabilities and the Power of 100,000 H100 Clusters

The Evolution of AI Capabilities and the Power of 100,000 H100 Clusters

We delve into the intricacies of large AI training clusters and their surrounding infrastructure. Building these clusters is far more complex than merely investing money. Achieving high utilization is challenging due to the high failure rates of various components, especially networking. We will explore power challenges, reliability, checkpointing, networking topology options, parallel schemes, rack layouts, and the overall bill of materials.
Jason
Jul 4, 2024
Next-Gen Data Centers: Embracing Liquid Cooling

Next-Gen Data Centers: Embracing Liquid Cooling

As these centers grow in power and scale, cooling has become a major bottleneck. Liquid cooling technology, with its superior efficiency and environmental benefits, is emerging as a crucial solution for supercomputing centers.
Claire
Jun 28, 2024
Comprehensive Guide to High-Performance Networking

Comprehensive Guide to High-Performance Networking

An in-depth exploration of high-performance networking technologies, including InfiniBand, RDMA, and TCP/IP optimizations, featuring insights from AWS, Microsoft, and Alibaba Cloud, and highlighting NADDOD's cutting-edge contributions to data center efficiency and scalability.
Jason
Jun 25, 2024
What is High-Performance Computing (HPC)?

What is High-Performance Computing (HPC)?

Explore the world of HPC - its importance, components, architecture, and how to build robust HPC networks. Learn about key protocols and the challenges in HPC development.
Brandon
Jun 20, 2024