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November 11, 2014

Ethernet Alliance Demonstrates High Performance Computing (HPC) Solutions at SC14

By Michael Githens

SC14 will take place in New Orleans from November 17 – 20, 2014. In preparation, the Ethernet Alliance held a hot-stage event last week to prepare a live demonstration to be shown in booth #3539. Representatives from Amphenol, Avago, Cisco, Dell, Ixia, Mellanox, TE Connectivity, and Volex came together at Ixia’s iSimCity lab in Santa […]

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October 13, 2014

What’s all this talk about a rate debate?

By Paul Nikolich

By Paul Nikolich, Chairman, IEEE 802 LMSC 802 LMSC Standards: market relevant, high quality and transparent– what a combination! One of the characteristics that distinguish the 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) is its ability to respond to the needs of the market it serves.  802 LMSC has been producing technical interoperability standards at the rate […]

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October 3, 2014

Ethernet: Evolving at the Rate of Innovation

By John D'Ambrosia

Last year, while preparing to celebrate Ethernet’s 40th anniversary, I pressed Bob Metcalfe, the father of Ethernet, to define Ethernet for me.  Bob’s answer has stood out in my head ever since and is probably the best definition of Ethernet I’ve heard – “Ethernet is a brand of innovation.” defines innovation as “something new […]

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July 29, 2014

What’s a PoE logo for, anyway?

By Dave Dwelley

I just read Jonathan Seckler’s post on Power over Ethernet (PoE) Logo Certification, and it got me thinking – what is a logo for, anyway? The most successful industry logos become almost mandatory for products in the marketplace (think WiFi or even UL); others are just decoration on an already-overcrowded box…anyone remember PC Card? What […]

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July 14, 2014

Join the Conversation: Innovation of Ethernet – PoE Logo Certification

By Jonathan Seckler

It’s a mistake to think of innovation as the crazy Dr. Frankenstein-like character in his lab, creating life from random components.  Today, technology is just too complex; if an innovator has to spend time developing not only her own ideas but also the tools and infrastructure to develop her ideas, she’d never get anything done.  […]

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June 23, 2014

TEF 2014: The Rate Debate

By John D'Ambrosia

The recent request to do a “Call-for-Interest” in the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group at the upcoming IEEE 802 July Plenary to address 25 Gigabit Ethernet is an interesting development in the on-going saga of Ethernet.  Its success can be attributed to a number of factors.  “Good enough.  Cheap.  It works.”  These are words and […]

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June 11, 2014

The Industry Discussion – 100GbE over a Single Lambda!

By John D'Ambrosia

This week the Ethernet Alliance, along with its partner the OIDA, is hosting a workshop on June 12-13 at the San Jose Convention Center to explore 100 Gigabit Ethernet per lambda for data center applications.  (For more information on the agenda, please see  To register for the event, please see The genesis of […]

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June 4, 2014

The 100GbE Lambda Workshop – Minimizing the Risk

By Tom Hausken

OIDA is pleased to co-host with Ethernet Alliance the upcoming joint workshop on 100GbE per lambda for data centers, and it promises to be different from other workshops that OIDA has hosted in recent years. Note that is very specific: 100GbE, single-wavelength, technology, data centers.  We couldn’t describe it any other way.  “Per lambda” (or […]

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May 27, 2014

100Gbps per lambda workshop is most timely

By Dale Murray

Questions on 100GbE on a single lambda? We’ve got plenty. Straightforward NRZ signaling probably won’t get us there.  So what type of advanced modulation would be the best choice?  How do we write a standard for advanced modulation? Mega datacenters are challenged for power consumption and we are approaching a limit on power consumption in […]

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