The purpose of this project is to test a partially-configurable optical selector switch to support a large number of ports for the lightwave network. This technology will be more energy efficient and will increase bandwidth significantly.
Section 15306 provides that projects which consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities, and which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource are exempt from CEQA. This project will be conducted in a lab setting where modification of existing servers at a datacenter with the lightwave technology will occur. The recipient will collect data on the performance. This project will have no significant impact on the environment and falls within section 15306.