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Intel's MXC is an optical interconnect for servers, pushes 1.6Tbps

Intel teases with MXC, which a 1.6Tbps optical interconnect for servers.

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Published Thu, Aug 15 2013 5:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Intel has teased its latest MXC format, which will combine silicon photonics and a new form of Corning fiber, which will see servers linked at an incredible 1.6Tbps.

Intel's MXC is an optical interconnect for servers, pushes 1.6Tbps | TweakTown.com

The chipmaker is using connectors that are very small, but Intel won't talk about MXC anymore until the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco next month. We can expect supercomputer operators to be on the floor, with huge smiles on their faces. We will be posting all sorts of news during IDF, so be sure to check back soon!

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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