reply to Smokeshow
Re: Cisco CRS with 100Gb line card
said by Smokeshow:Back when 100G came out that was true, but it hasn't been the case with the advent of WDM and DWDM technology (pioneered I believe, with 40G ethernet).
Correct me if I am wrong, but those look like SC connectors on that fiber... Does that thing really only require 2 fibers to push 100G? I was under the impression that 100G used a total of 20 fibers for 10x 10G channels and typically used 2 ribbons of fiber with MTP connectors.
That's still true for "SR" (multimode fiber), but who's going to do 100G on MM???
(It's more likely to use the SR optic to make a single 100G interface 10x10G interfaces.)