The following request for agenda time for a Single lane 50 Gb/s, next generation 100 Gb/s and 200 Gb/s Ethernet call for interest has been received from Mark Nowell. It will be discussed at the IEEE 802 LMSC November 2015 Plenary meeting in Dallas, TX, USA.
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Ethernet has a successful track record of reusing technology in order to enable new cost-optimized solutions for broad market adoption. Recently, the IEEE 802.3bs 400 Gb/s Ethernet project has begun development of new higher rate optical and electrical signaling technologies beyond 25 Gb/s. Hyper-scale data centers, being aggressive adopters of cost effective solutions for both switch and server applications, are looking to enable the next generation of higher speed solutions, such as new 50 Gb/s Ethernet, a new 200 Gb/s Ethernet, and a denser 100 Gb/s Ethernet solutions. Two areas of study exist. One to study single lane 50 Gb/s Ethernet applications, and one to study 100 Gb/s and 200 Gb/s Ethernet applications. This Call For Interest is a request for the formation of these two study groups to jointly study the market requirements to address these server and switch applications and to provide the appropriate Ethernet specifications. It is expected that the study groups will work together to generate the appropriate project documentation to address market needs.
The call for interest will take place during the IEEE 802.3 Opening Plenary on the morning of Monday 9th November. A call for interest consensus building meeting has been scheduled to occur from 19:00 to 20:00 on the evening of Tuesday 10th November. 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 12th November.
Single lane 50 Gb/s, next generation 100 Gb/s and 200 Gb/s Ethernet CFI consensus building meeting presentation