100/40 GbE Ethernet proposals authorized

From HPCwire today

The Ethernet Alliance announces the recent decisions by the IEEE 802.3 working group to forward project authorization requests (PARs) for the next generation of Ethernet technologies. The Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) was formed in July 2006, and its proposal envisions a single project encompassing a 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40GbE) rate for server and storage applications and a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) rate for network aggregation. The Energy-Efficient Ethernet Study Group (EEESG) was formed in November 2006, and its proposal envisions a protocol to permit power savings in Ethernet networking equipment.

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