IOWN Global Forum Releases “Starter Pack” of Six Reference Papers for Creating an Intelligent, Energy-Efficient All-Photonic Data and Communications Architecture
WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Global Forum on Innovative Optical and Wireless Networks (IOWN Global Forum) has released six technology reference documents, in support of its goal of providing reliable, high-speed, and low latency using an all-optical data transport system. architecture. The reference materials focus on data and communication path provisioning methodologies as well as computing enhancements designed to provide more energy-efficient means of routing network traffic than is available today.
“Today’s world is experiencing data growth faster than ever, thanks to advances in communications and computing technologies,” said Katsuhiko Kawazoe, Ph.D., President and Chairman of the Board of the IOWN Global Forum. “However, the evolution of detection/capture technologies suggests that their critical requirements will be much higher than what is achievable with existing technologies. Going forward, another leap forward in computing and communication capabilities is needed. to usher the world into a new era of growth.
The newly released “starter packs” cover the following areas:
Functional architecture of the all-photonic open network (APN). The Open APN extends existing network communication paths such as local area networks (LANs), access networks and inter-data center networks, with a direct optical communication path that spans multiple segments and enables end-to-end communication with deterministic performance.
Data-Centric Infrastructure (DCI) Functional Architecture. The DCI subsystem provides applications with a distributed, heterogeneous, end-to-end computing and networking environment across clouds, edges, and customer premises. The DCI is designed to provide service providers with the tools to flexibly create and place data pipelines, including data processing and storage functions, while dynamically selecting data transfer protocols. data and network on a pipe-by-pipe basis.
Data Hub Functional Architecture. This data management and sharing infrastructure enables fast and reliable processing, use and exchange of data between multiple parties or locations. This architecture is based on the DCI architecture and supports APIs that are functionally compatible with those of well-adopted services, such as Apache Kafka/Pulsar, AWS S3, and SQL. The data hub’s functional architecture provides unified secure access to its internal storage as well as the data each organization maintains on-premises or in the cloud.
Fiber detection for Open APN. Fiber optic sensing has many advantages over conventional sensors, including the ability to extend the sensing range to hundreds of kilometers; reduced latency, size and weight; the ability to operate outside the line of sight and immunity to electromagnetic interference. Distributed Fiber Optics Sending (DFOS) technology performs multi-point, real-time, continuous measurements of changing environmental conditions, such as temperature, stress, and vibration (including acoustic) along the entire fiber optic cable .
Technical perspectives for mobile networks using IOWN technology. Emerging mobile technologies such as massive MIMO, dynamic spectrum sharing, and mmWave wide spectrum deliver high data rates to enable video-centric and latency-sensitive applications such as remote surgery, AR/ VR and industrial automation. To make these use cases possible, the IOWN Global Forum’s APN Architecture Reference Documents enable implementers of the reference designs to meet new requirements for manageability, reliability, and availability in data networks. new generation.
Reference Implementation Model (RIM) for Zone Management Security Use Case. The RIM-TF oversees the Cyber-Physical System (CPS) use case and the Artificial Intelligence Embedded Communications (AIC) use case defined in Section 3.2.4 of the System Outlook Report and of the IOWN Global Forum Technology published on April 14, 2021. The RIM-Reference Document produced by TF describes an end-to-end IOWN Global Forum system that will meet the requirements of a target use case. The reference design also aims to demonstrate many of the advantages of the IOWN Global Forum architecture and technology over current cloud-based implementations.
The background materials will be presented in detail at the next IOWN Global Forum Members Meeting, a virtual event scheduled for February 15-17, 2022. IOWN Global Forum membership is required to attend.
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About the IOWN Global Forum
The goal of the IOWN Global Forum is to accelerate innovation and adoption of new communications infrastructure to meet our future data and computing needs through the development of new technologies, frameworks, specifications and reference designs in areas such as photonics R&D, distributed computing, and use cases and best practices. Details of the IOWN Global Forum and membership information can be found at: https://www.iowngf.org.