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SDSC to Host NSF-Sponsored 10-Gigabit Ethernet Workshop Octover 18-19

Published 09/18/2001

Registration is now open for a 10-gigabit Ethernet workshop supported by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in San Diego on October 18-19, 2001.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required through the workshop Web site at Attendance is limited to the first 75 registrants. For those unable to attend, the workshop will also be webcast; links to the webcast will be on the workshop Web site.

The workshop will feature a live demonstration of current 10-gigabit Ethernet technology, with participation and equipment from Cisco and Spirent. Representatives from Hewlett-Packard and Nortel Networks will also be participating.

Speakers at the workshop will include Bob Grow of the 10-Gigabit Ethernet Alliance, Jonathon Thatcher of IEEE, Marc Fishburn of Spirent, Matt Mathis of the Web100 Project, and Wu Feng of LANL, as well as presenters from SDSC.

The 10-gigabit Ethernet workshop at SDSC is designed to bring together industry and network specialists from the high-performance computing community to share information on:

  • The role of emerging technologies like 10-gigabit Ethernet and the importance of industry-university relationships to NSF-funded TeraGrid.
  • Current state of the 10-gigabit Ethernet standard.
  • Engineering challenges facing manufacturers of 10-gigabit Ethernet hardware.
  • 10-gigabit Ethernet standards compliance, testing, and verification.
  • Goals for early adopters of 10-gigabit Ethernet.
  • Complementary roles of industry and university research.
  • Challenges of 10-gigabit Ethernet for university researchers.

Attendees must make hotel arrangements separately from the workshop registration. The recommended hotel is the Del Mar Inn, and a discounted rate is available to attendees who register by October 1. The hotel phone number is (800) 451-4515 and the group name is "10GigE". Additional information on the hotel property can be found at

SDSC's Enterprise Network Services Department is organizing the workshop. For more information, contact conference coordinator Kevin Walsh of SDSC at, 858-534-5053.


Kevin Walsh, SDSC, 858-534-5053,

David Hart, SDSC, 858-534-8314,