IEEE Works On Short 100GigE

IEEE advances delivery of 100Gbit/s Ethernet with launch of IEEE P802.3bj Task Force

September 26, 2011

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced it has approved work on a new amendment to the IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet standard. Led by the IEEE P802.3bj Task Force, this latest work will enhance the 100 Gb/sEthernet physical layer (PHY) capabilities defined in IEEE Std 802.3baTM-2010. The IEEE P802.3bj project aims to specify 100Gb/s operation over backplanes and short-reach copper cable assemblies to enable the development and delivery of lower-cost, higher-density 100Gb/s solutions.

“From the challenges of ever-increasing front-panel capacities to continuing advances in processors, high-performance computing, and server virtualization technologies, the ability of systems to meet spiraling bandwidth demands remains challenging,” said John D’Ambrosia, chair, IEEE P802.3bj Task Force and chief Ethernet evangelist, CTO Office, Dell. “By expanding on the solid foundational standards work already completed, IEEE P802.3bj will provide better options for system designers to minimize or eliminate the bandwidth bottlenecks facing end-users.”

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE)

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