[802.3BA] FW: [STDS-802-3] +++ WG PREVIEW DRAFT : IEEE 802.3ba 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet
Dear Task Force Members,
The 802.3 WG Chair has forwarded the announcement below regarding the preview draft to the 802.3 reflector.
While the motion to go to Working Group Ballot will be heard at the 802.3 WG Closing Plenary in March, getting to this state is a major accomplishment. I would like to thank the Task Force for all of its hard work.
I would also like to thank Ilango, our sub-task force chairs - Mark, Pete, Chris, and the rest of the editorial team for all their hard work in producing this document.
I look forward to seeing everyone in March.
From: David Law [mailto:David_Law@xxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:27 AM
Subject: [STDS-802-3] +++ WG PREVIEW DRAFT : IEEE 802.3ba 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Ethernet
TO: IEEE 802.3 Voters, Observers and Liaisons
This is the announcement of the availability of the preview draft, D1.2,
of IEEE P802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet. The purpose of the amendment
is to define IEEE 802.3 Media Access Control (MAC) parameters, physical
layer specifications, and management parameters for the transfer of IEEE
802.3 format frames at 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s.
During the upcoming IEEE 802 Plenary, the IEEE P802.3ba Task Force will
meet to review this draft, and it is expected a request will be made to
forward IEEE P802.3ba draft D2.0 (Draft 1.2 plus any changes that might be
made during the upcoming Plenary) to Working Group ballot at the IEEE
802.3 Closing Plenary. As required by the IEEE 802.3 Rules, any textual
changes made during that IEEE P802.3ba Task Force meeting will be
presented for review during the IEEE 802.3 Closing Plenary prior to a vote
for approval to go to Working Group ballot. Please review this draft so
that you will be prepared to vote on a request to forward to Working Group
The title, scope, purpose and need for this project, from the PAR, are as
Draft Standard for Information Technology - Telecommunications and
Information Exchange between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area
Networks - Specific Requirements Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access
with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and Physical Layer
Specifications - Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical
Layers and Management Parameters for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Operation
Define IEEE 802.3 Media Access Control (MAC) parameters, physical layer
specifications, and management parameters for the transfer of IEEE 802.3
format frames at 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s.
The purpose of this project is to extend the 802.3 protocol to operating
speeds of 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s in order to provide a significant increase
in bandwidth while maintaining maximum compatibility with the installed
base of IEEE 802.3 interfaces, previous investment in research and
development, and principles of network operation and management. The
project is to provide for the interconnection of equipment satisfying the
distance requirements of the intended applications.
NEED FOR THE PROJECT:
The project is necessary to provide a solution for applications that have
been demonstrated to need bandwidth beyond the existing capabilities.
These include data center, internet exchanges, high performance computing
and video-on-demand delivery. Network aggregation and end-station
bandwidth requirements are increasing at different rates, and is
recognized by the definition of two distinct speeds to serve the
The draft can be accessed as follows:
The draft is posted for pre-view only, and neither the document nor access
information should be copied or redistributed to others in violation of
Chair, IEEE 802.3 Working Group