The following request for agenda time for a "Call for Interest" has been received from Bill Woodruff. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC July 2012 Plenary meeting in San Diego, CA, USA.
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Data Centers are built with Server uplink data rates at Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet today, extending to 40 Gigabit Ethernet and above in the near future. There are unique attributes of twisted pair cabling that have proven compelling at Gigabit Ethernet, and are now becoming established at 10 Gigabit Ethernet. These include backwards speed interoperability via the utility of autonegotiation, and the support of twisted-pair structured cabling. This Call for Interest will measure the interest in the formation of a study group for a next-generation BASE-T.
The 'call for interest' will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the afternoon of Monday 16th July. A call for interest meeting has been scheduled to occur from 6:00PM to 7:30PM on the evening of Tuesday 17th July. The vote to determine if a Study Group will be formed will take place at the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary on the afternoon of Thursday 19th July.