12:15PM, Thursday, May 3rd 2007.
Gates 104

Optical Networking and the Internet of the Future

Joe Berthold
CIENA Corporation

Slides: [pdf]

About the talk:
This talk will examine a number of roles optical networking may play in building the future Internet. It will begin with some consideration of how traffic might scale in the next decade or so, and the implications of accommodating this growth through linear scaling based on current Internet design practice. It will also consider new high bandwidth services that are the subject of current research, and how they might be supported in a future Internet. Given the picture of traffic and service demands we develop, we will discuss a number of ways sub-IP layer technology, but with a major emphasis on optical networking technology, can help us build a future Internet that will meet the service and bandwidth requirements we anticipate, and do it at a cost we can afford.


About the speaker:
Joseph Berthold is currently Vice President, Network Architecture at CIENA Corporation, where he has worked since early 1997. He contributes to the understanding of future network architecture directions, network service concepts, the definition of CIENA's networking products, and is responsible for the coordination of CIENA's work in industry standards. Mr. Berthold served as the Technical Committee Chair of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) from its formation in 1998 until 2001, and as a member of its Board of Directors and President since 2002. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ATIS, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions. He has been a long-term contributor to the Optical Fiber Communications Conference, OFC, was the Technical Program Co-chair for OFC 2001 and the General Co-Chair for OFC 2003.