Infographic of the MIT Tecnology Review
Barcelona, September 12, 2013.- MIT has published a map of the 8 main centers where technological innovation is carried out. Your selection is from the following countries:
United States (2): Silicon Valley and Boston
Technological innovations are essential for the demanding processes of the Supply Chain. An example, underlined by MIT itself:
100 gigabits per second: Intel calls its technology of silicon photonics that can transmit data at a speed of 100 gigabits per second along a cable of about five millimeters in diameter. Intel will offer for its use the connection of servers within the data centers, where it can take the place of the data cables PCI-E that carry the data at speeds of up to eight gigabytes per second and network cables that reach 40 gigabits per second at best. The latest version of the common USB standard in consumer appliances can move data to only five gigabits per second.
“We are launching this in mass production, and Intel has decided to make a significant investment,” says Mario Paniccia, who has led Intel’s silicon photonics research for years and now directs the marketing group. “We have a lot of customers. “Future versions of the technology are destined to appear outside data centers, perhaps in consumer applications. Intel technology can significantly reduce the operating costs of a data center, large data computing clusters, runs applications and host websites. That’s because one of Intel’s new optical cables can replace 10 or more of the relatively bulky PCI-E copper cables that connect servers stacked in the same rack. Those cables impede the flow of air used for fresh servers. Data centers vary in their effectiveness, but it is typical for refrigeration to account for approximately half the cost of operating a data center. Intel silicon photon technology can also be used to replace conventional Ethernet network cables. This could allow companies to rethink the established ways of organizing teams within data centers.
Technological Innovations Supply Chain: AndSoft