The Ethernet Alliance will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ethernet at the SC08 conference being held in Austin...
November 11, 2008
The Ethernet Alliance will commemorate the 35th anniversary of Ethernet at the SC08 conference being held in Austin, Tex. from Nov. 18-20 with a demonstration of multi-vendor interoperability in a 10 Gigabit Ethernet data centre.
“Ethernet was born at Xerox PARC on May 22, 1973,” said Bob Metcalfe, its co-inventor. “It seems like only yesterday that Dave Boggs and I built the first Ethernet. It proliferated and evolved beyond our wildest dreams.
“According to IDC, 350 million new Ethernet switch ports will be shipped this year, and that’s not counting Wi-Fi.”
At the conference, Ethernet Alliance member companies Cisco, Extreme Networks, Force10 Networks, Fulcrum Microsystems, Ixia, Mellanox, Panduit, QLogic, Solarflare, Teranetics and Tyco Electronics will demonstrate an Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) server and Storage Area Network (SAN) connected to a Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Ethernet converged network.
The exhibition will feature server virtualization technology, iSCSI storage array streaming video over a converged network and multiple 10GbE interfaces operating over optical and copper media including 10GBASE-T, 10GBASE-SR and 10GBASE-CX4.