10 gige experience

dave o'leary doleary at juniper.net
Thu May 10 02:35:24 UTC 2001


IEEE standards web page at http://grouper.ieee.org is quite helpful
for finding the status of the various standards.

In particular, check

http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/3/ae/public/mar01/minutes_0301.pdf

for the minutes of the last IEEE 802.3ae Working Group meeting.

Target for completion is 1Q 2002.

At this point, much of the work has been completed, I believe that
all of the outstanding issues were resolved at the meeting and they
have gone to working group ballot (don't ask me about all the details
of the IEEE decision making process, but they are online).

So at least things are close enough that chip sets are being developed
and equipment vendors can get underway with confidence that there
won't be too much change, such that standards compliant products
should be available about in the same timeframe that the standard
is completed.

                                         dave

At 04:14 PM 5/9/01 -0700, Mike Leber wrote:


>On Wed, 9 May 2001, Vinay Bannai wrote:
> > > Anybody out there have any experience with 10 gigabit ethernet?
> >
> > I don't think the 10GEA has standarized the draft. It is slated for mid 
> 2002.
> > But some vendors might have non-standard implementations, but I am not 
> aware of
> > it.
>
>Here is an article that states that IntelliSpace and others are already
>using 10 Gigabit Ethernet equipment provided by Extreme Networks.  It is
>skimpy on the details.
>
>http://www.computerworld.com/cwi/story/0,1199,NAV47_STO54671,00.html
>
>I'm trolling to see if anybody in the nanog crowd was willing or able
>(NDAs and all) to tell us about any 10 gige equipment they might be using.
>
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