Accounting for some 30 percent of TOP500 supercomputers, Ethernet continues to be an important technology for the HPC community. The Ethernet Alliance's SC15 live multi-vendor interoperability demo includes a wide variety of Ethernet technologies and equipment. Supporting an array of mixed media including both copper and fiber, the demo highlights Ethernet's superior flexibility and its ability to allow network decision-making based on speed, density, distance, or any combination thereof. Among the various elements making up the Ethernet Alliance's demo are 25GbE/10GbE SFP28 and 100GbE/40GbE QSFP28 ports interconnected with various copper and fiber cable assemblies; SM and LOMM fiber trunks; 25GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE test ports; 25GbE and 100GbE NIC adapters; servers, switches, and management tools; and more. The display also encompasses a simulation of a real-world data centre environment.
Contributing equipment and technologies to its SC15 multi-vendor demo are Ethernet Alliance member companies Amphenol Corporation; Cisco Systems; CommScope Inc.; Hitachi Ltd.; Ixia; Mellanox Technologies Ltd.; TE Connectivity; Teledyne LeCroy Inc.; and Volex.