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IEEE, the world's largest technology standard setting organization, has announced formation of the IEEE 802.3 industry connections higher speed Ethernet consensus group, to build consensus toward the development of the next speed of Ethernet. IEEE is looking forward towards 1Tb/s Ethernet standard by 2015 and 10Tb/s standard by 2020.

“The information gathered by the Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc demonstrates the ongoing, exponential bandwidth growth that is happening in varying application spaces on a global nature. The launch of the IEEE 802.3 industry connections higher speed ethernet consensus group will facilitate an open forum to explore the start beyond 100Gb/s Ethernet,” said John D’Ambrosia, chair of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet bandwidth assessment and chief Ethernet evangelist.  

According to a research conducted by IEEE, the global bandwidth requirements of multiple application spaces are continuing an exponential climb. The report forecasts that, if current trends continue, networks will need to support capacity requirements of 1Tb/s in 2015 and 10Tb/s by 2020.

In creating the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment report, input was collected from a variety of application spaces (servers, data center networks, high-performance computing, financial markets, carrier and cable operators, Internet exchanges, the scientific community, etc.) and from different geographic regions. The report confirms that growth is being driven across multiple application spaces and markets by simultaneous increases in users, access methodologies, access rates and services (such as video on demand and social media). The report indicates that bandwidth requirements of network-aggregation nodes are growing at an even faster rate than end-station applications, which initiate the transmission and receipt of data. Among industries, the most aggressive growth rates are shown by the financial sector and data-intensive science, with compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 95% and 70%, respectively.

“The data from smartphones, tablets, PCs and another 16 billion devices forecasted to be on the Internet by 2020 all flow through the wireless, CATV and wired access points, through the metro, long-haul and undersea networks, to a data-center server anywhere in the world. Add to this the dramatic increase in the use of live and streaming video, and the data traffic calculations become simply astronomical. The only way all these different devices are going to communicate with each other is via industry standards set by groups such as the IEEE,” said Brad Smith, senior vice president and industry analyst with, a market research firm that analyzes and forecasts high-speed interconnects.

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Discussion started: 08/22/12 01:41:27 PM
Latest comment: 11/17/12 03:15:03 AM
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I'm still waiting for a consumer available 10Gb ethernet card/switch. Does 100Gb even exist yet? I mean, I understand setting standards before they can be used, but at the current rate it will probably be another decade before 10Gb is common and 100Gb is even available, and probably another decade after that before 1Tb is even viable at the highest end, let alone in the consumer space.
3 0 [Posted by: daneren2005  | Date: 08/22/12 01:41:27 PM]
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the question is do you really need 10 Gb as a consumer. my bottle neck is the provider not the ethernet.

it would be more interesting to see the network use it full potential instead of a fraction but the protocol of a LAN network is still outdated. (broadcasting instead of full duplex, latency etc)
1 0 [Posted by: massau  | Date: 08/22/12 02:24:08 PM]
"massau: the question is do you really need 10 Gb as a consumer."

and the answer is YES, dont confuse a consumer grade/priced 10Gb/s ethernet LAN to your other local PC's with your single slow ethernet WAN ISP connection to the wider world.

to pass that do i need/want up to 10Gb/s as a consumer test:

simply take 2 or more desktop PC's in your home, 2 antiquated 1Gb/s ethernet cards, a 1Gb/s ethernet switch, 1 copy of and a consumer grade 1080P video camera (not even a semi pro-sumer 4K/5K RED CAM etc many consumers buy today ), plus a copy of the high profile high quality x264 encoder app.

now boot said freenas DVD on one PC make it a raid HD storage for storing all your hours of highest quality HD cam footage and your BR collection.

start a shell on the other PC and have x264 take any directory on that freenas and have it re-encode that Dir over the crap 1Gb/s ethernet LAN connection,(without even trying to edit that HD content over that crap 1Gb/s connect inbetween) then say you dont need/want a consumer grade 10Gb/s ethernet LAN to your other local PC's ASAP as just one single example test.

ohh but,but you can err.. copy a single content file to the other PC and encode it locally to make it encode faster...

sure and you wait while the file copys over the crap 1Gb/s connection, then wait again while you copy it back to the FreeNAS again, rinse and repeat for each and every file on that NAS..etc,etc.

as for your "the protocol of a LAN network is still outdated. (broadcasting instead of full duplex, latency etc)" i have to ask , do you actually understand the meaning of these words ? (and thats OK if you dont).

you dont [ethernet]broadcast on the LAN as a generic thing, you mostly use ethernet UNICASTING point to point in the client/server meaning to the other local PC of your choice.

but if for instance you wanted to really broadcast from one PC to all others on the local LAN as it seems you mean then you would set and use "Multicasting" on a given generic local multicast :port

something like ( i forget if its=http or =UDP right now and cant be bothered to check so you change it)

c:vlc c:RocketshipXM-ffmpeg.ts :sout=#std{access=http,mux=asf,dst=}

then have all other VLC PCs connect to

thats mutlicasting/broadcasting as you apparently mean it.

then OC if you dont like using generic TCP:IP UDP as such for NAS use then just use freeNAS's ISCSI abilities and a free windows (i assume you run that) ISCSI protocol app on the other end, works quite well and is faster than the higher level TCP:IP ,OC it comes with other limits like only one user per ISCSI device mounted, no sharing...

:grin: i didnt intend to type all that but it's there now and someone might find it useful...
0 1 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/17/12 01:42:19 AM]
Same here consumer 10Gb can't get here fast enough.
3 0 [Posted by: rower  | Date: 08/23/12 12:17:32 AM]

internet service providers don't want you to have that kind of speed comcast has a 100Mbit service here in Indianapolis but they charge 249 dollars a month .. and cap you at 250GB then you get throttled .. att still has not implemented any kind of data caps here except for mobile devices but they charge 60 a month for 24Mbit .. and do not offer speeds any where near comcast.
1 0 [Posted by: goodguy713  | Date: 09/16/12 09:41:02 PM]
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again, dont confuse a consumer grade/priced 10Gb/s ethernet LAN to your other local PC's with your single slow ethernet WAN ISP connection to the wider world.
0 1 [Posted by: sanity  | Date: 11/17/12 03:15:03 AM]


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