Vyas Sekar

With lasers, almost time to cut the data center cord

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Credit Where Credit Is Due file – and the Stony Brook University Department of Computer Science – comes a potentially groundbreaking innovation laser-focused on the future of data centers. The plan: to use light beams and mirrors to replace the thousands of miles of cables snaking through the nation’s digital hubs, creating quantum leaps in performance and significant energy-usage reductions. But while recent coverage of a National Science Foundation-funded optics-infrastructure…