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All, In respect to the IEEE P802.3ba press release 10 day EC ballot, sufficient responses have been received to decide the matter per the early close provision. I did received a few comments, these comments and my responses are listed below. Based on this please find an updated version of the release attached [IEEE_802-3ba_PR_v12p2.pdf]. For your reference I have also attached a compare between the previous draft and this one [IEEE_802-3ba_PR_v12p2Diff.pdf]. Best regards, David Vote categories: APP DIS ABS DNV -------------------------------------------------- VC Pat Thaler APP VC Mat Sherman APP TR John Hawkins APP RS James Gilb APP ES Jon Rosdahl APP 01 Tony Jeffree APP 03 David Law APP 11 Bruce Kraemer APP 15 Bob Heile APP 16 Roger Marks APP 17 John Lemon APP 18 Mike Lynch APP 19 Steve Shellhammer APP 20 Mark Klerer APP 21 Subir Das APP 22 Apurva Mody APP 23 Geoff Thompson non-voting ME Buzz Rigsbee non-voting --------------------------------------------------- 16 TOTALS result 16 00 00 00 Roger Marks =========== One editorial: In one place, where it says "IEEE P802.3 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet Task Force", the "P802.3" should be "P802.3ba". Response: ACCEPT One suggestion: I think that "IEEE P802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet Task Force" is pretty hard to parse in the middle of a sentence. I would suggest something like: -IEEE P802.3ba Task Force -IEEE P802.3ba Task Force on 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet Response: ACCEPT in PRINCIPLE. The text will be replaced with the first suggestion 'IEEE P802.3ba Task Force'. Geoff Thompson ============== The following text from the P802.3ba press release is not strictly true in a number of ways: "the first standard ever to simultaneously specify two Ethernet speeds" The full 802.3 standard simultaneously specified two Ethernet speeds ever since the approval of 1BASE5 added 1 Mb/s into the 10 Mb/s of the full standard. That amendment was approved on 12/28/87. Just exactly when the next revision took place after that is not easy to determine, but it was certainly a long time ago. Terminology between "revision" and "edition" was not as carefully managed in those days. Further, there have been at least two projects which arguably added two speeds (i.e. two or more) of PHY to the standard at the same time. Those would be: - 802.3ah EFM - 802.3av 10G EPON (different speeds in different directions Therefore, I feel that the text should be removed or modified to more accurately reflect the true situation. Response: ACCEPT in PRINCIPLE.  The text 'First-ever dual-speed Ethernet standard addresses explosive ..' will be changed to read 'First-ever Ethernet standard to specify two new speeds addresses explosive ..'.  The text '.. simultaneously specify two Ethernet speeds ..' to read '.. simultaneously specify two new Ethernet speeds ..'. David Law (On behalf of IEEE 802.3 voter Marek Hajduczenia) =========================================================== The 10G-EPON standard was the first ever dual rate 802.3 standard ... might consider some different wording here. Response: ACCEPT in PRINCIPLE. See response to Geoff Thompson comment above. How do you enable 10GE deployments through 40GE and 100GE deployments? Response: ACCEPT in PRINCIPLE. The text '.. driving new development efforts, as well as enabling 10 Gb/s Ethernet network deployments.' will be change to read '.. driving new development efforts, as well as providing new aggregation speeds that will enable 10 Gb/s Ethernet network deployments.'. David Law (On behalf of IEEE 802.3 voter John D'Ambrosia) ========================================================= The release should include reference to the Data Centre applications of 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet. Please change '.. more powerful server architectures, network providers ..' to read '.. more powerful server architectures, data centers, network providers ..'. Please also change '.. high-performance computing, data centers, telecommunications carriers ..' to read '.. high-performance computing, data centers, telecommunications carriers ..'. Response: ACCEPT ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** <STDS-802-SEC@ieee.org> wrote on 02/06/2010 20:17:20: > Dear EC members, > > The IEEE-SA has prepared a press release in anticipation of the approval > of IEEE P802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet at the upcoming IEEE-SA > Standards Board meeting on Thursday 17th June. This press release will > therefore be released on, or after, the afternoon of Thursday 17th June, > contingent upon the IEEE-SA Standards Board actually voting to approve the > standard that morning. As the development of this press release was at the > request of the Task Force Chair and myself I'm seeking EC approval. > > Paul has delegated the conduct of the EC electronic ballot on the > following motion to me. > > Please note that there are a number of 'additional quotes' appended to the > draft release from end users. Since this email ballot process may result > in a change to the content of release, the appending of each quote to the > actual release is pending final approval from the sources once they can > review the final release. This is on the basis that they only have the > ability to approve the appending of their quotes as is. They will not be > able to make any further changes or additions to their quotes - or to the > release itself. If they choose not to provide approval, due for example to > a change in the release during this ballot, their quote will simply not be > included. To allow maximum time for process I am announcing the > possibility of an 'early close' to this ballot (see below). > > Best regards, > David > > > Motion > ====== > > The EC supports the IEEE P802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet press > release, to be released contingent upon the IEEE-SA Standards Board voting > to approve the IEEE P802.3ba draft as an IEEE Standard, with editorial > changes as deemed necessary. > > Move: David Law > Second: Pat Thaler > > Start of ballot: Wednesday 2nd June 2010 > Close of ballot: Saturday 12th June, 11:59PM AOE > > Early close: As required in subclause 220.127.116.11 'Electronic Balloting' of > the IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual, > this is notice that, to ensure the release is provided in a timely manner, > this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are received to > clearly decide a matter. > > > > > > ---------- > This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. > This list is maintained by Listserv. > [attachment "IEEE_802-3ba_PR_v11.pdf" deleted by David Law/GB/3Com] ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. 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