The OSATE (Optics in Switching Architecture: Theory and Experimentation) project aims at studying and defining the role of optical technology in switching architectures. The design of these architectures for today's telecommunication networks needs to consider the limits imposed by electronic technology; in particular, it must take into account power consumption and its dissipation as well as power supply and footprint requirements. The foreseen goal is to build a switch prototype with at least 4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
- Politecnico di Milano
- Università degli Studi di BOLOGNA
- Università degli Studi di PARMA