Comcast’s CCCamserver, the company’s next-generation server, is scheduled to be ready for commercial use by early 2019, according to CCCam’s CEO, Peter Vistula.
“It’s just an enormous milestone for us,” Vistul said Tuesday.
The CCCAMServer is a 10-core, 4,096-core machine, with 4,062 cores, that is capable of handling a lot of the same bandwidth and storage requirements that Comcast is already using in its current network.
The new CLLCAM server will have similar performance, he said.
Vistulas goal is to bring the CCCM servers up to a comparable level with the existing Comcast CLLCs servers in 2019.
“That will be a tremendous milestone for Comcast,” he said Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
CCCMPowered, the San Francisco-based company that owns the CLLM servers, is the prime contractor on the new CCLM server, which will be manufactured by San Francisco based Precision Technologies.
The company said it plans to deliver the new servers to Comcast by early next year.
Vistsula said the CCLMs servers have been “in the works for quite some time,” but that it was not yet clear when the next major release would be ready.
“The goal is for it to be in the next five to six months, and then we’ll have a full rollout,” he told the audience.
“But right now, it is a very big milestone for our company.”
The new servers are capable of transmitting video, and can handle up to 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Vismula said that the new system will be ready by the end of the year.
Comcast is not the only company that has been looking to add more servers to its network.
Google announced last month that it would expand its fiber optic network by 1.2 gigabit per second (Gbps), from 1.5 Gbps to 2.0 Gbps.
“We’ve got a lot more work to do,” Vismulas said.
“I think it’s going to take a little while, but we’re going to get there.”
Vistules point out that Comcast’s service could use some work.
“If we want to be a major player in this space, we need to make sure that our infrastructure is optimized and we’re doing everything we can to keep our customers happy,” he says.
“At the same time, we want them to know that we’re trying to provide quality service.”