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Ethernet

Informatics A high speed LAN hardware standard for communicating among PCs, which can link up to 1024 nodes in a bus network. See Local area network, Packet swltching. Cf Fiber distributed data interface.
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One of the first to utilize MCI's next-generation Ethernet platform is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
It is quite fashionable to repeat stories of subscribers who receive dirt-cheap Ethernet from some new provider, but the practical reality is that you have to be one of the lucky few to be "on net" otherwise you get nothing at all.
Next, Ethernet operating speeds across even conventional wire cabling have increased at least an order of magnitude, from 10 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 Mbps.
Meanwhile, worldwide Ethernet services revenue is expected to jump another 280 percent between 2005 and 2009 to $22.
The MY3104 is a performance-enhanced 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHY Transceiver intended for port side, backplane, and rack-to-rack applications.
IT staff are experienced in Ethernet, current systems interoperate with it, and with the advent of gigabit Ethernet (GbE) there is no longer a significant performance difference between Ethernet and FC.
Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe, who is the MEF's Advisory Director, said, "According to IDC, a quarter billion new Ethernet switch ports shipped in 2005, extending the Internet's plumbing to something like a billion users worldwide.
All leading transport equipment vendors are building systems that enable Ethernet over SONET/SDH to address trends such as Ethernet private lease line services for multi-national corporations," said Steve Perna, vice president and general manager of PMC-Sierra's Optical Networking Division.
Applications supported by IPN's advanced infrastructure include broadcast video, storage and back-up, IP services, LAN-to-LAN interconnect from 1 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, Metro Ethernet services from 1 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, VON, and T1 circuit emulation service (CES) services.
We have demonstrated achievement of one of the key objectives of the OpenFabrics Alliance in the NFS over RDMA demonstration by developing a software stack that is RDMA transport independent and simultaneously supports InfiniBand and iWARP Ethernet," said Bill Boas, vice-chairman of the OpenFabrics Alliance.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology, 10Gb Ethernet switches and degaussers.
Service Providers' Carrier Ethernet must pass no less than 414 individual test cases before being granted MEF 9 and 14 certification.