Built in cooperation with the Ethernet Alliance, the first 10 Gig Tech Summit will be held Sept. 24-28, 2007. The event will demonstrate interoperability not only between devices but also between various Ethernet-based data, clustering and storage systems. Once it has been tested and debugged, the test bed will support testing and demonstration of high-level business and other 10GbE-capable applications such as financial databases, storage arrays and computer clusters.
Companies signed up to participate include: Circadient, Dell, Extreme, Force10, Foundry, Fulcrum Micro, Intel, Methode, Motorola, Napatech, NetEffect, Realtek, ServerEngines, Solarflare, Spirent, Tehuti, Teak Technologies and Xilinx.
The tests will demonstrate the technologies ability to handle applications on individual adapters as well as in a single unified Ethernet fabric. The test plans encompass multiple flavors of 10GbE, including LRM and SFP+ solutions, 10GBASE-T copper, KR/KX4 backplane, CX4 copper, and LR/SR/ER optics. Applications for 10GbE networking to be tested include iWARP (RDMA over Ethernet) services and iSCSI storage. Results will be captured in a white paper and possibly showcased in a demo at Novembers SuperComputing07 in Reno, NV.
UNH-IOL iWarp Testing Consortium