Alan Benner focuses on the architecture, design, and development of optical and electronic networks for high-performance servers and parallel systems. Benner earned a B.S. at Harvey Mudd College (Physics, 1986), and M.S. and Ph.D (1992) from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center, researching nonlinear interactions between wavelength-multiplexed optical fiber solitons. He has also done research work at AT&T Bell Laboratories on photonic networks and components. He has written 2 editions of a book on Fibre Channel, and co-authored several of the specifications for the InfiniBand architecture. He has over 20 technical publications and 25 issued patents in the U.S. and other countries. Benner is currently working on I/O and networking infrastructure for Cell-based blade servers.
A Roadmap for the Edge of the Internet
as author at MIT World Series: Principles of Engineering Practice (3.003),