[vcf-midatlantic] SX GBIC fiber cable speed

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Tue Feb 16 19:51:53 UTC 2021

On 2/16/21 1:34 PM, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Pretty crazy thinking how much data they can theoretically move.

I've seen references to 100Gi and 400Gi but I only see topology and it's hard to tell
what's real as we can mock up data. A LAG built with 100Gi is pretty wild, 400Gi LAGs
seems really farfarfarout. ;-)

As far as complexity, how about 'white boxes' where you load on Vendor X's OS on a
generic network device and suddenly the network box looks like vendor X despite not
even having that hardware in the box. Add SDN and IP over IP and vlans (and vlans in
vlans) and I have some really interesting discussions with the SEs.

 From morse code speed (28,8 bps perhaps) to 400Gi. in a span of ~200 years.

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