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A new 800 Gbit / s Ethernet standard

Un nuovo standard Ethernet a 800 Gbit / s

For some time, even in the consumer sector, 10Gb Ethernet connections have started to become normal. The latest Mac mini, for example, offer a Gigabit Ethernet 10/100 / 1000BASE-T (1 Gbps) port with RJ-45 connector as standard but for those who want network connections up to 10 times faster, a 10 Gigabit option is also available Ethernet, always with RJ-45 connector, which works at NBASE-T standard speeds of 1 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 5 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

With a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network, you can get more bandwidth, ideal for sharing files between desktop computers, working with high-performance storage devices or loading large amounts of data.

Data centers have the need to always identify new ways of fast connections and to respond to the problem, the Ethernet consortium has announced an evolution of the 400 Gbit / s standard that allows to double the current speed, ready to meet the needs of data centers of the future, infrastructures in which any novelty that allows to improve the transmission speed between nodes and supercomputing clusters is always welcome.

A new 800 Gbit / s Ethernet standard

At this rate it shouldn't take long to get to the terabit Ethernet. The latest standard called 800GBASE-R, has been defined by the Ethernet Technology Consortium and for the moment only a standard (there are no compatible products yet but they should not be slow to arrive on the market, also because it is not complex to create them since it is a sort of update of existing specifications). To double the transfer speed, he explains Anandtech, twice the lines of the 400 Gbps standard were used at the same speed, technically providing a new media access control (MAC) and a new PCS (Physical Coding Sublayer).