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Lambda OpticalSystems’ Abdella Battou to Give
Keynote Speech at the GridNets 2005 Workshop
Lambda founder and CTO to discuss optical networks
for grid applications
RESTON, VA, OCTOBER 6, 2005 - Lambda OpticalSystems,
the leading provider of all-optical switching solutions, today announced
that Dr. Abdella Battou, the company’s founder, chief technology
officer, and vice president of Research and Development, will give
the keynote speech today at the GridNets Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts.
Battou is delivering his speech, “Evolving Metro Optical Networks
to Effectively Support Grid Applications,” this morning at
9 am. He will also be on a panel on Friday, October 7, for vendors’
views on grid applications.
“Lambda OpticalSystems is the first company
to deliver an all-optical switch, providing tremendous benefits
in network price, performance, and agility as it efficiently and
cost-effectively supports the use of on-demand wavelength services
for applications,” Battou said. “Grid computing is the
killer application for optical networks. Grid computing applications
will stress different parts and many aspects of the network - including
reliable, large data transfers; delay-sensitive high-resolution
imagery; high transaction volumes for synchronous data mirroring;
dynamic logical topology reconfiguration; and on-demand connections.
Today’s networks are not ready for these applications, as
they are still delivering these services in a static manner.”
Battou formerly served as senior research scientist
for the Naval Research Laboratory’s high speed networking
group, Center for Computational Sciences. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy
degree, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, and
a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Catholic University
The single-track GridNets workshop will provide
researchers and technologists with a focused, highly interactive
opportunity to present and discuss leading research, development
and future directions in networks that are ideally suited to data-intensive
grid applications. The second day will be devoted to international
Grid networks and specific optical control plane research.
About Lambda OpticalSystems
Based in Reston, Virginia, Lambda OpticalSystems
is committed to the development of next-generation all-optical solutions
to transform transport networks. The company’s family of all-optical
switches with integrated DWDM and GMPLS control plane lets telecommunications
carriers, government agencies, and research and education networks
deliver high-bandwidth services while maximizing network management
efficiency and affordability. For more information, call 703-689-9500,
ext.1006, or visit www.lambdaopticalsystems.com.
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