Ethernet Alliance Champions Multivendor Interoperability for the HPC Community in the Open Standards Pavilion at SC22

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High performance computing market is driving the mandate for higher-speed Ethernet and longer distance connections

BEAVERTON, OR, November 8, 2022 – The Ethernet Alliance, a global consortium dedicated to the continued success and advancement of Ethernet technologies, today announced its participation in SC22, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis. The theme of SC22 is “HPC Accelerates,” highlighting entirely new avenues of exploration and thought around scientific discovery, product development and far-reaching applications through high performance computing. Hosting a kiosk in the Open Standards Pavilion (booth 2840) at SC22 in Dallas, TX, November 14-17, 2022, the Ethernet Alliance will be promoting the commercial and end user benefits of multivendor interoperability needed to further HPC acceleration.

The HPC market is driving the mandate for high-speed Ethernet and longer distance connections. Power draw, heat dissipation, cost to connect, and cross-platform functionality are a few of the key considerations the industry is addressing in support of the market.

Nearly 50 years after its inception, Ethernet has evolved into a commanding presence in high performance computing, providing HPC designers the flexibility and scalability necessary to develop innovative, custom-built solutions while enjoying the robust reliability and advantages that Ethernet delivers.

Spanning a large ecosystem of providers and both legacy and leading-edge IEEE 802.3 standards-based products, Ethernet is renowned for delivering a dependable and predictable user experience. The need for multivendor interoperability has never been greater to accelerate Ethernet’s deployment, and the Ethernet Alliance plays a leading role in ensuring that interoperability by sponsoring plugfests, demonstrations, technical-feasibility events and other activities among its members.

“The interoperability demonstrations hosted by Ethernet Alliance for the OFC and ECOC shows earlier this year illuminated the critical role multivendor interoperability plays in the burgeoning 800G ecosystem,” said David J. Rodgers, Ethernet Alliance events and conference chair, and senior technical business development manager, EXFO. “As the voice of Ethernet representing the global Ethernet ecosystem, we are committed to helping manufacturers provide the HPC market with an array of best-in-class solutions, from the component and system level, to test and measurement, and beyond.”

SC22 attendees can engage with Ethernet Alliance members in the Open Standards Pavilion and gain access to information and materials, such as the 2022 Ethernet Roadmap, which lays out key application spaces for Ethernet technology including Automotive, Enterprise, Service and Cloud Providers, and Automation, Building and Industrial.

Member companies participating in the Ethernet Alliance kiosk in the SC22 Open Standards Pavilion include Amphenol, EXFO, The Siemon Company, TE Connectivity, and Teledyne LeCroy. To learn more about SC22 and the Ethernet Alliance’s involvement in the event, please visit https://ethernetalliance.org/event/supercomputing-2022/.

For more information about the Ethernet Alliance, please visit http://www.ethernetalliance.org, view The Voices of Ethernet oral history video interview collection, download the 2022 Ethernet Roadmap, read the Blog and Newsletter follow @EthernetAllianc on Twitter, visit its Facebook page, or follow its LinkedIn company page.

 

About the Ethernet Alliance

The Ethernet Alliance is a global consortium that includes system and component vendors, industry experts, and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance takes Ethernet standards to market by supporting activities that span from incubation of new Ethernet technologies to interoperability demonstrations and education. The organization’s plans for 2022 and beyond may be found on the Events page of its website.

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Media Contact:

Vivian Kelly

Interprose for Ethernet Alliance

+1 703.509.5412

viviankelly@interprosepr.com

 

Supporting quotes:

Amphenol

“Amphenol, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, is excited to partner with the Ethernet Alliance at SC22. With the rapid advances of the Ethernet ecosystem partnering with Ethernet Alliance is a very effective way to highlight the latest advances in Ethernet to super computing and the world. As a member of the Ethernet Alliance, we are proud to participate in the information booth at this event.”

– Chris Lyon, Cloud NBD Amphenol business development manager – Americas

EXFO

“The challenges integrating products into the HPC networking closet, moving from 25Gb/s and 50Gb/s to 100Gb/s signaling rates, are exponential. Interop testing requires the new 100Gb/s products to work between other similar rate offerings, but also back-rate testing is needed across the range of IEEE 802.3 speeds. The ongoing commitment of the Ethernet Alliance members is to ensure interoperability reaches across all corners of the ecosystem, and that bodes well for the future of HPC.”

David J. Rodgers, events and conference chair, Ethernet Alliance Board of Directors, and senior technical business development manager, EXFO

The Siemon Company

“We are excited to be exhibiting at SuperComputing 2022 with the Ethernet Alliance. Siemon, we will be highlighting – rack integration cabling solutions – 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE, and beyond. The Siemon Company is a participating member of the Ethernet Alliance. We recently submitted next generation, 400GbE and 200GbE, direct attach copper and active optical cables for interoperability and performance compliance to the 802.3cd (50 Gb/s per lane) industry standard. Siemon’s future QSFP56-DD and QSFP56 cable assemblies support emerging Data Center inner rack connectivity. These next generation cable assemblies expand on Siemon’s offering of network access–rack integration cabling solutions. I look forward to talking about what’s new and reviewing all the options available when considering 3rd party Ethernet cabling solutions.”

– Ryan J. Harris, Market Manager, High Speed Cable Assemblies, The Siemon Company

TE Connectivity

“As a founding principal member of the Ethernet Alliance, TE Connectivity (TE) is proud to participate in the Ethernet Alliance kiosk at the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage, and analysis, better known as the SuperComputing (SC22) show, in 2022. TE has a long history of advancing Ethernet connectivity’s performance capabilities in support of HPC (high performance computing) and this year is no exception. As HPC performance levels increase in each generation, TE must also develop technology that allows us to provide improved solutions. Participating with the Ethernet Alliance at SC22 gives us the opportunity to continue to communicate with our customers and meet their needs.”

Nathan Tracy, technologist and manager of industry standards, TE Connectivity

Teledyne LeCroy

“As Ethernet advances towards terabit per lane speeds, the task of assuring interoperability and integrity in the network is both exciting and challenging. High performance computing requires the fastest network infrastructure available, and the growing interaction between on-prem and Cloud HPC places a premium on high speed network interoperability. We are happy to be participating with the Ethernet Alliance at SC22 this year to showcase Teledyne’s solutions for HPC in these environments.”

– Nick Kriczky, VP of products and services, Teledyne LeCroy

 

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