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Broadcom Fights Off Ethernet Rivals With Tomahawk Chips

Broadcom Fights Off Ethernet Rivals With Tomahawk Chips

Chip maker Broadcom is the dominant supplier of chips for Ethernet switches with its Trident and Dune ...

Banks Want Infrastructure That Is As Smart As Applications

Banks Want Infrastructure That Is As Smart As Applications

Only a few years ago, if you went to the HPC On Wall Street conference in New ...

XPliant Takes On Broadcom, Intel With Malleable Ethernet Switch Chips

XPliant Takes On Broadcom, Intel With Malleable Ethernet Switch Chips

Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, ...

Cisco Cuts More Jobs As Switching And Routing Stall

Cisco Cuts More Jobs As Switching And Routing Stall

Networking giant Cisco Systems is struggling in its core switching and routing markets and feeling the effects ...

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September 24, 2014(0)
Chip maker Broadcom is the dominant supplier of chips for Ethernet switches with its Trident and Dune family of ASICs. But it faces increasing competition from established players like merchant chip makers Intel and Marvell and switch makers that still do their own ASICs such as Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard. And then there are upstarts like XPliant, which just ... Full article
September 22, 2014(0)
Only a few years ago, if you went to the HPC On Wall Street conference in New York, all of the talk was about low latency and high performance. There were a couple of reasons for that, the first being that high frequency trading was much more prevalent and companies were netting much more profit from it than they ...
September 16, 2014(0)
Switch chip upstart XPliant, founded in 2011 by a bunch of techies from Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Brocade Communications, and Marvell and in the process of being acquired by network and server chip maker Cavium Networks, has unveiled its first round of Ethernet switch ASICs and its intention to upset the current order among switch chip and switch makers. ...
August 14, 2014(0)
Networking giant Cisco Systems is struggling in its core switching and routing markets and feeling the effects of economic and political turmoil in emerging markets, all of which put a damper on sales and profits as it closed out its fiscal 2014 year in July. The declines in the final quarter were modest, but Cisco must be thinking that ...
July 31, 2014(0)
Hyperscale datacenters have their clustered object storage and supercomputing centers have their GPFS and Lustre parallel file systems, but at large enterprises, the storage area network still reigns as the place to put the most critical data. To that end, Cisco systems is expanding its MDS 9000 family of SAN switches, goosing them to span what Cisco is calling ...
July 30, 2014(0)
Researchers from AT&T, IBM, and Applied Communication Sciences said they have built a prototype network that promises to reduce the set up time for inter-cloud connectivity from days to seconds. The scientists said their elastic cloud-to-cloud networking scheme could eventually lead to “sub-second” cloud provisioning via IP and next-generation optical networking equipment. The result, they added, would be the ...
July 29, 2014(0)
Software-defined networking is coming to the datacenter despite lingering concerns about the maturity of the technology, according to an upbeat forecast that predicts SDN deployments will begin in 2015. Infonetics Research forecasts that 87 percent of North American-based enterprises surveyed intend to deploy SDN in their datacenters and campus LANs by 2016. “The leaders in the SDN market serving ...
July 23, 2014(0)
After several days of presentations and a unanimous vote of 61 to zero in favor, the members of the IEEE have decided to back an effort to develop 25 Gb/sec Ethernet standards for servers and switching. The formation of the study group is the first step in a process that will almost certainly culminate in a new and more ...
July 22, 2014(0)
Big Switch Networks, a networking startup that was spun out of the Stanford University labs that created the OpenFlow protocol that underpins a lot of software-defined networking stacks, is rolling out its Big Cloud Fabric Controller. The software is the culmination of four years of work and fulfils its founders’ goals of creating a controller that can span both ...
July 22, 2014(2)
Data scientists from MIT and Facebook have proposed a centralized datacenter network that chucks the traditional Internet architecture used for packet transmission and path selection, replacing it with a centralized “arbiter” of data transmission that would decide when and along what path to transmit packets. The centralized “zero-queue” data network architecture dubbed Fastpass blends two fast algorithms. The first ...
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