back to article Ethernet Alliance plots 1.6 terabit-per-second future

Think 100 Gbps Ethernet is The Coming Thing? You ain't seen nothing yet: one of the venerable standard's custodians wants it going a hundred times faster by the end of another decade. No, this isn't El Reg April Foolery: that's what the Ethernet Alliance's 2015 roadmap expects to be able to deliver. Of course, the screaming …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    “100 Gbps on the server, 400 Gbps on the switch, and 1 Tbps on the router”

    The router runs over twice as fast as a switch?

    That would be impressive.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That's all well and good but....

    until there is general availability of 1GB sync connections to BOTH homes and Businesses (a brand new business park near me has max 2Mb ADSL for 20+ units. WTF?) this sort of tech will be restricted to the Datacentre/Costing/Cloud factories. Oh wait, we should be putting all our data into the US Cloud Providers so that the likes of GCHQ and the NSA can keep it all nice and safe....

    For most of us, this is all so much pie in the sky. Until it is available at a cost that is around the same as a new tyre for your car this ain't gonna fly.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Meanwhile we're all still waiting...

    ... for affordable 10Gbps network cards and switches.

    1. DaLo

      Re: Meanwhile we're all still waiting...

      They are pretty 'affordable'. even mid range server such as the HP Proliants have or have an option to swap for 10Gbs cards. Netgear do some very reasonable 10Gbs copper to all ports switches for under $1000/£600.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Meanwhile we're all still waiting...

        I suspect he was shooting for the $100, home market "affordable".

  4. DaLo

    The picture

    A rare post where the picture could actually be useful and relevant to the article and give you some information without clicking through the links and it has been over-cropped so that you can't actually see the figures on the axis or the relevant information!

  5. Michael Habel

    Yeah that's why everything is still basically just 10/100TX. 'cause GigE has been 'Round now for what the last Decade now? The only reason why Router Companies are finally upgrading, along with numerous Chinese 'Droid TV Box Makers, is because the Public are finally catching on, and shaming these bastards to move on...

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