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TEF 2014 line-up released by Ethernet Alliance  

September 8, 2014  

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The Ethernet Alliance has announced details of its upcoming Technology Exploration Forum 2014 (TEF 2014), “The Rate Debate.” The forum will address the technology’s evolving roadmap including speeds, standards, challenges, and what may lie in store for Ethernet and its related technologies. TEF 2014 takes place Oct. 16 at the Santa Clara Convention Centre in Santa Clara, Calif.

“TEF 2014 presents a timely, much-needed opportunity for consensus-building between all of the diverse constituencies within the Ethernet ecosystem, especially given new 25 GbE and 400 GbE standards efforts already underway,” said John D’Ambrosia, chairman, Ethernet Alliance, and chief Ethernet evangelist at Dell.

The event, he added will help define where servers and networking are going in terms of rates, and catalyze momentum around a tangible, industry-supported roadmap.”

The TEF 2014 event agenda encompasses a range of topics relating to Ethernet including current, emerging, and future rates; a potential roadmap; current standards development projects; and the value of introducing new Ethernet rates into the data centre application space for computing and networking.

“The explosion of data generated by billions of smart devices is driving changes for data centre networks at a faster pace than our industry has previously experienced,” said Steve Schultz, director of marketing, networking division at Intel Corp. “The fast evolution of Ethernet standards is critical to ensure innovation, interoperability and a strong ecosystem.”

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