The Ethernet Alliance plans to hold a one-day seminar devoted to a discussion of the impact next-gen networks will have on system and component design.

 
The Technology Exploration Forum, set for Oct. 5 at the Techmart Network Meeting Center on Santa Clara, Calif., will include representatives from Cisco, HP, Google, VMware and more.
 
Open to Ethernet Alliance members and non-members, the event will allow attendees to present and discuss their ideas with other members of the Ethernet community. In part, the forum will address the future of 10GbE server interconnects, the thermal impact of 40GbE/100Gb/E on networks and systems, how physical network designs will be impacted by network convergence and virtualization, and the evolution of storage network designs.
 
Specific break-out panels will address:
 
  • 25G Signaling and the OIF CEI-28G Project, presented by Rod Smith, OIF, and David Stauffer, IBM
  • Status and Evolution of Energy Efficiency in Ethernet Networks, moderated by George Zimmerman, Solarflare Communications
  • Do We Need a New Environmental Standard for the Internet Data Center?, moderated by Chris Cole, Finisar
  • Converging to the Cloud: A Perspective, presented by Jason Carolan, VMware
  • How Will Storage Networking be Impacted by Ethernet?, moderated by Claudio DeSanti, Cisco
  • Multi-Path Ethernet Switching Technologies, moderated by Paul Congdon, HP
  • Virtualizing Ethernet Networks – Driving New Ideas and Standards, moderated by Steve Garrison, Force10 Networks
 
To register for the Technology Exploration Forum, click here.

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