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March 28, 2013

How can 400GbE Leverage 100GbE Technology to Lower Cost/bit?

By Scott Kipp

Last week at the IEEE 802.3 Plenary meeting in Orlando, FL, the IEEE 802.3 400 Gb/s Ethernet (400GbE) Study Group was started with unanimous support!  John D’Ambrosia, Dell (also Chair of the Ethernet Alliance), led the Call-For-Interest (CFI) to start the study group.  The 400GbE Study Group should meet for the first time in Victoria, […]

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March 15, 2013

The Ethernet Alliance at OFC 2013 – Demonstrating. Educating. Advancing.

By Matt Traverso

The mission of the Ethernet Alliance is to expand the ecosystem of Ethernet and foster the development of Ethernet technologies.  We have found that one of the best places in the world to showcase the expanding footprint of Ethernet into optical communications is OFC/NFOEC.  This is our third year presenting at OFC, and while I […]

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March 6, 2013

New Ethernet Alliance TeraFabric Plugfest Technical White Paper Shows the Future is in Sight

By Patrick Strick

The Ethernet Alliance often holds plugfests where vendors working within specific technology areas like 10GbE or Data Center Bridging come together for weeklong equipment interoperability testing, and checking and verifying compliance with respective specifications. In 2012, we took this concept to an entirely new level by holding a broad-focus event – the TeraFabric Plugfest – […]

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January 21, 2013

Will 100GBASE-LR4 be the Only IEEE 100GbE Single-mode Link Type?

By Scott Kipp

At the November 2012 IEEE 802.3 Plenary meeting in San Antonio, TX, several straw polls were taken to see if the 40 Gb/s and 100Gb/s Fiber Optic (802.3bm) Task Force was reaching consensus on a new 100G single-mode objective for at least 500 meters.  The straw polls showed that no solution was even close to […]

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January 11, 2013

The Power and Promise of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE): A State of the Union Address By Wael William Diab

By Wael William Diab

Power-hungry IT equipment generates some 150 million metric tons of CO2 annually at a global cost of $16 billion[i]. With an eye toward reducing both energy costs and our carbon footprint, it has become increasingly imperative that technology developers and end users alike seek out and embrace environmentally sensitive solutions. One innovative technology with the […]

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November 6, 2012


By Ethernet Alliance

Collaborative display demonstrates Ethernet’s flexibility, reliability, and cost-effectiveness in rigorous low-latency, high-performance computing environments and applications SC12, SALT LAKE CITY, UT, November 6, 2012 – The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies today announced it is showcasing an integrated multi-vendor demo in booth 637 on the […]

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October 31, 2012

TeraFabric Cabling

By Tom Kovanic

There are two things that are driving the need for speed in data centers: server virtualization and converged networking.  Virtual machines still require the same amount of networking bandwidth as they did when they were single physical servers; they have to support the same number of application(s).  In addition to the increased traffic brought on […]

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October 22, 2012

Driving Data Center Convergence with the Ethernet Alliance TeraFabric Interoperability Plugfest

By Chauncey Schwartz

Chauncey Schwartz, Chair Marketing Committee, Ethernet Alliance and Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, QLogic You could say that data center convergence is a hot topic these days. White hot, even. Driven by rapid advances in areas such as Big Data, cloud computing, and server virtualization, everyone is looking to capture the benefits – such as lower […]

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September 18, 2012

Ethernet Alliance Extends Reach

By Chauncey Schwartz

Given the ongoing evolution of Ethernet technology, there has always been a desire globally by both IT vendors and customers to understand the current state of Ethernet development and to learn more about Ethernet as a whole.  The Ethernet Alliance is a global, non-profit, industry consortium of member organizations that are dedicated to the continued success […]

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