Intel Networking: >25 Years in Ethernet

first_imgAs you can see the Ethernet market has come along way from clunky multi-chip 10Mpbs solutions from more than 25 years ago all the way to Quad Port Gigabit and Dual Port 10 Gigabit designs that are prevalent today. Moving into the future the Ethernet market is growing increasingly more complicated by the year with new capabilities and features targeted specifically to support server virtualization, infrastructure convergence, enhanced storage technologies, and the continued importance of power efficiency of the overall compute infrastructure. Each of these innovations and changes will have a big impact on the overall structure and design what servers and datacenters will look like in the future. My colleague Ken Lloyd gave his thoughts on how 10 Gigabit technologies will provide I/O convergence and overall cost savings for computer networks in the future and there are clearly lots of interesting things going on right now. Over the next several months I plan to try to go more in depth on many of the exciting developments taking place in the Ethernet market and to hopefully shed some light on some of the changes that are coming our way. Stay tuned in the coming weeks! – Ben While Intel is certainly most widely known for manufacturing our extremely complicated CPUs that are the brain of many computing platforms worldwide; there are several other products and technologies that people at Intel have been involved in for many years which are critical to computing environments everywhere. As a person who has been working in various networking and manageability roles at Intel since 2001, I’d like to take a little time to focus on Intel’s history in the Ethernet market since its inception more than 25 years ago and focus a little on where the market might be going in the future. Below is an image that tries to capture the key highlights of Intel’s specific involvement in the Ethernet market over the last 3 decades: last_img

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