Re: [802.3_DIALOG] New 'Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus' Industry Connections activity
I support this Industry Connections activity to drive consensus on Higher-Speed Ethernet. Consensus on the next Ethernet rate beyond 100G is needed and also consensus that the Ethernet rate after beyond that in turn needs its own separate decision. The Industry Connections activity appears to be the best vehicle for setting these shorter-term and longer-term industry-wide expectations assuming proper dissemination occurs. All of this is in support of the eventual formation within the 802.3 of an appropriate study group leading to task force that makes the final decision.
Distinguished Engineer, Optical
Juniper Networks, Inc.
From: Law, David [mailto:dlaw@xxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 12:44 AM
Subject: [802.3_DIALOG] New 'Higher Speed Ethernet Consensus' Industry Connections activity
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Dear Members of the IEEE 802.3 Working Group,
Per the July Plenary Meeting Announcement, the Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc will be seeking Working Group approval of its report. In addition, I will be working with Pete Anslow, Mark Nowell, Scott Kipp, and Peter Stassar to put on a tutorial at the July Plenary <See http://www.ieee802.org/802_tutorials/2012-07/802-0712-TutorialFlyer-V1.pdf>.
At the IEEE 802.3 May Interim I spoke at most of the Task Force and Study Group meetings (all but MIBs and Maintenance) regarding the future after the IEEE 802.3 BWA. I have been working with a group of approximately 60 individuals on a new 'Higher Speed Ethernet' Industry Connections activity. The proposed scope of the activity would be to focus on building consensus related to the next speed of Ethernet for wireline applications, which will be used for the evaluation and possible development of a Call-For-Interest for the next Higher Speed Study Group. Please note that unlike the prior BWA activity, the output of this effort would be the historical records, i.e. meeting notes & presentations, of the meetings held by this Industry Connections activity.
In the interest of full disclosure, an Industry Connections activity Initiation Document (ICAID) was submitted to the Industry Connections Committee (ICCom) for conditional approval, conditional on IEEE 802 EC endorsement in July, at its June 8th meeting. However, ICCom postponed recommending it approval until it has been endorsed by IEEE 802 EC (the sponsoring group), and it was indicated that ICCom will schedule a teleconference the Monday after the plenary, which could then be submitted for a 10 day standards board email ballot.
Unfortunately, this will have an impact on the formative activities related to the anticipated first meeting of this new IC Activity, as well as the accompanying workshop, where the BWA findings and next steps can be discussed.
The other option, which I have chosen to pursue, is to forward my request to the IEEE 802 EC for endorsement prior to the July Plenary. This will enable ICCom's approval recommendation sooner, as well as the final approval of the Standards Board.
I had already requested time at the July opening agenda to give the IEEE 802.3 WG an update, but given the timing of things, wanted to send this email out, so that the members of the WG were aware of the status of my activities.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.