Sunday, January 27, 2008

IEEE P802.3ba Task Force Sets Sights on 40GbE, 100GbE

The IEEE New Standards Committee (NesCom) has approved the Higher Speed Study Group's project authorization request (PAR), and the resulting project will now be known as the IEEE P802.3ba task force.


In July 2007, the Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) agreed upon 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. In November 2007, the IEEE 802.3 working group authorized the HSSG to become the IEEE P802.3ba task force to begin work on the 40GbE and 100GbE draft standard. The Task Force will now focus on defining the standard for 40GbE and 100GbE, and expects to complete standard ratification in 2010.


"This is a key milestone for the 40GbE and 100GbE project, and the result of collaboration between many individuals who have helped the IEEE P802.3ba task force gain momentum," said John D'Ambrosia, newly appointed chair of IEEE P802.3ba task force. "During last week's interim session, we began to hear initial technical presentations as part of the effort to work towards a first draft standard proposal expected to be completed by Fall 2008."


The Ethernet Alliance noted that the IEEE P802.3av (10Gb/s PHY for EPON) task force has finalized its task force review of draft D1.0 and is preparing the next revision of the draft standard.http://www.ethernetalliance.org

  • The Ethernet Alliance is an industry group whose mission is to accelerate industry adoption and remove barriers to market entry by providing a cohesive, market-responsive industry voice on IEEE 802 Ethernet projects.

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