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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 http://www.sdsc.edu/Workshops/10GigE/. 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 http://www.delmarinn.com/.

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


Contact:

Kevin Walsh, SDSC, 858-534-5053, kwalsh@sdsc.edu

David Hart, SDSC, 858-534-8314, dhart@sdsc.edu