Episode 22: Thunderbolt and Lightpeak
You’ve likely heard about the new interconnect technology called Thunderbolt now that it is released, but Lightpeak during development at Intel. With two 10 Gbit/sec channels this has some interconnect power, at budget pricing. It’ll make a big difference when momentum gathers.
We also talk about the implications for hardware design, and whether or not there will be need for a “tower” configuration in the future.
[Update 4/6] Apple sure look like they’re spreading Thunderbolt across their entire product line, not just Macs: Apple expanding Thunderbolt team for new devices equipped with high-speed ports. and Apple patents Hybrid USB 3.0/Display Port Connector. Thunderbolt connects via DisplayPort.
Many thanks to Isai Espinoza for editing the show again and making us sound smart.