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An alliance called 2550100 has been announced by QLogic and others to deliver faster Ethernet faster – starting with 25GbitE to deliver better-than-10gig speed without jumping all the way to 40gig. There is a 2550100.com website, which lists 13 members, including DataCore, Finisar, HDS, Huawei, Lenovo, SuSE, QLogic (of course …

  1. Nym

    Remember 56K?

    And how it turned out to be the whim of legislators and a couple of top executives lounging around in a pool?

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Yeah, but that was back in the day when nobody was using Internet.

      These days, everybody wants to stream, chat and Facebook all at the same time. These days we have HD TV over Internet, which needs at least a 10MB line to be barely watchable.

      Bandwidth is in short supply, everybody wants more. No executive that can lounge around a pool is going to risk his bonus restricting that.

      Not any more.

    2. Preston Munchensonton
      Facepalm

      Re: Remember 56K?

      "And how it turned out to be the whim of legislators and a couple of top executives lounging around in a pool?"

      You mean as opposed to the result of robbed-bit signaling used with channel-associated signaling T1s? Yeah, sure.

      1. Fatman Silver badge
        FAIL

        Re: Remember 56K?

        You mean as opposed to the result of robbed-bit signaling used with channel-associated signaling T1s? Yeah, sure.

        Another one who has a better understanding of communications standards that the poster (s)he was replying to. Perhaps he ought to read up on T1 standards:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-carrier

        And for the lazy among us (the "money" part):

        The optimum bit rate was chosen empirically—the capacity was increased until the failure rate was unacceptable, then reduced to leave a margin. Companding allowed acceptable audio performance with only seven bits per PCM sample in this original T1/D1 system. The later D3 and D4 channel banks had an extended frame format, allowing eight bits per sample, reduced to seven every sixth sample or frame when one bit was "robbed" for signaling the state of the channel. The standard does not allow an all zero sample which would produce a long string of binary zeros and cause the repeaters to lose bit sync. However, when carrying data (Switched 56) there could be long strings of zeros, so one bit per sample is set to "1" (jam bit 7) leaving 7 bits × 8,000 frames per second for data.

        ICON for the original poster not the person I replied to ---------------------------------->

  2. Rich 20

    Which is better: There is only one way to find out..... fight

    http://25gethernet.org/current-members

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  4. Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

    "These days we have HD TV over Internet, which needs at least a 10MB line to be barely watchable."

    Actually 10mb. (10MB would be 10 mega*bytes* per second).

    1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

      Actually 10Mb. Mega is capitalized. Bits are lower case, Bytes are upper case. Don't forget to distinguish between MB and MiB, as well.

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