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IEEE Launches Study Group to Explore 400 Gb/s Ethernet

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IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the launch of an IEEE 802.3 "Standard for Ethernet" study group to explore development of a 400 Gb/s Ethernet standard to efficiently support ever-increasing, exponential network bandwidth growth.

"Traffic is growing everywhere—more Internet users, more ways to access the Internet more quickly, higher-bandwidth content, new applications enabled, etc.—and it's critical that we move now to create a plan for the Ethernet ecosystem to evolve beyond today's capabilities, in order to accommodate the burgeoning bandwidth tsunami," said John D'Ambrosia, chair of the new IEEE 802.3 400 Gb/s Ethernet Study Group and chief Ethernet evangelist, CTO office, Dell. "The launch of this study group is the next critical step in evolving the IEEE 802.3 standard to stay ahead of industry's needs. It builds on two years of open efforts around inviting Ethernet's vast array of stakeholders into the work of assessing and tackling the market's emerging application requirements."

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I wish that manufacturers would focus more effort on reducing the price of copper 10GbE cards and switches. We're already at the point where a single hard drive (let alone a SSD) can saturate a 1 Gb connection. I really could make use of 10GbE for video editing, but $300 for each network card and $1000 for a switch is too much.
 

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I wish that manufacturers would focus more effort on reducing the price of copper 10GbE cards and switches. We're already at the point where a single hard drive (let alone a SSD) can saturate a 1 Gb connection. I really could make use of 10GbE for video editing, but $300 for each network card and $1000 for a switch is too much.
u can buy 10Gb infiniband cards on the net for around 50 dollars

ebay

ebay

here is a great site where a guy netwroked his house using these cards
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^- Do they support VLANs?
 

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^- Do they support VLANs?
a quick google search suggests no only found this

Key features

1us MPI ping latency
20Gb/s InfiniBand or 10GigE per port
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TCP/UDP/IP stateless offload
Fibre Channel encapsulation (FCoIB or FCoE)