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Re: [802SEC] Proposed 802.3an news release

I agree that 10 gigabytes should be 10 gigabits.  I've passed the
remainder of your comments to the P802.3an chair who is responsible for
drafting the release.


From: Geoff Thompson [] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:37 AM
To: Grow, Bob
Cc:;;; mike_mccormack@TI.COM; bbooth@QUAKETECH.COM
Subject: Re: [802SEC] Proposed 802.3an news release


I vote DISAPPROVE (I figure I should vote early as my vote doesn't count
and it has comments) for the following reasons

10GBASE-T does NOT provide "interconnection speeds of 10 gigabytes per

The 2nd paragraph needs to be rewritten, it does not serve us well to
call attention to the CSMA/CD aspect of the MAC for 10G portions of the

Whether or not users get to "to leverage their installed Ethernet ...
cabling" is arguable and certainly not a dependable or trivial

I think your quote of "It reflects Ethernet's continual evolution toward
higher speeds in response to the huge demand for high-bandwidth
services, such as video-on-demand and ever-increasing data
transmission." is somewhat off the mark as it implies that the market
for this standard is for user end connections which is a crock
(Reference Network World's recent article (which I do have some argument
with) that even 1000BASE-T installations are a waste of money).

It is not untrue but it is misleading. I believe that it would be more
constructive to say that it is directed at "data center and leading edge
end-station applications."

I would rather strip out the Corr 1 portion of the announcement. It
should go to a completely different audience. Is it our general practice
to issue press releases for Corrigenda? I wouldn't think so. If it is,
it deserves its own release so we don't get the messages muddied and the
identity between the two confused. 

I am not wild about the Corr 1 wording either. Has it been agreed upon
by Steve, David and Mike?

Best regards,


At 11:54 AM 6/19/2006 , Grow, Bob wrote:

	We are a little behind the news curve on this one, but I believe
it is
	still appropriate to issue an IEEE press release on the approval
	I move that the EC approve the attached press release.
	I look for a second to the above motion and request that no
votes be
	cast until Paul designates who will conduct the ballot and its
	(hopefully a short one).
	--Bob Grow 
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