CalTech, UCSD bring photonics to silicon

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Aug 05, 2011 06:27 pm | IDG News Service A newly fabricated waveguide could prove to be an instrumental component in tomorrow’s super-speedy optical networks by Joab Jackson Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego have developed a silicon-based optical waveguide that could prove to be an instrumental…

‘IPv6 brokenness’ problem appears fixed

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Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The Internet’s biggest content providers — including Yahoo, Facebook and Google — are reporting a significant decline in their measurements of “IPv6 brokenness,” a term that describes end users with misconfigured systems that can’t access websites supporting the next-generation Internet protocol called IPv6.…

Yahoo, Facebook,Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users

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Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Where are the users? That’s what popular websites including Yahoo, Google and Facebook are asking the Internet engineering community when they are questioned about their long-range plans to deploy IPv6. These popular websites — and tens of thousands of others — participated in…

Most IT pros say their websites will support IPv6 by 2013

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Jul 27, 2011 09:56 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan More than 70% of IT departments plan to upgrade their websites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals conducted by Network World. Plus, 65% say they will have IPv6 running on…

6 simple steps toward IPv6

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Jul 18, 2011 10:06 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Upgrading your Web site to support IPv6 doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Here are six simple steps toward adopting IPv6 from companies that are already offering IPv6 content: Getting at the real truth about IPv6 1. Take an inventory of the…

Getting at the real truth about IPv6

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Jul 18, 2011 10:03 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Is 2012 the year to invest in IPv6? That’s what CIOs want to know as they plan their IT budgets for the next fiscal year. They need to decide if they are going to set aside funds to deploy this emerging Internet standard…

Broadcom chip to accelerate FCoE

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Jul 11, 2011 04:59 pm | IDG News Service The company claims its first adapter chip with FCoE goes 80 percent faster than competitors’ by Stephen Lawson Broadcom’s first processor for FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is now coming on the market in network adapters qualified by EMC, backed by claims it is 80 percent…

IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking

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Jul 06, 2011 05:17 pm | IDG News Service The proposed IETF Homenet group would select protocols for use in tomorrow’s home networks by Joab Jackson The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes. “A…

Google goes after Facebook with Google+

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Jun 28, 2011 03:51 pm | Computerworld After months of rumors, Google takes the wraps off its own social network by Sharon Gaudin After months of speculation, Google has launched a social network to rival Facebook. Google today unveiled its Google+ project, a social networking service that looks and functions very much like Facebook .…

The history of Metro Ethernet

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Jun 22, 2011 03:36 pm | Network World by Jim Duffy A lot has happened with Ethernet in service provider networks in the past 10 years. And the Metro Ethernet Forum has been behind a lot of that progress. From promoting and education the industry on the merits of Ethernet in the service provider network,…

Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates 10 years of accomplishments

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Jun 22, 2011 03:34 pm | Network World by Brad Reed When the Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, it can tick off quite a list of accomplishments for the ways it has shaped the Layer 2 Ethernet standard. The history of Metro Ethernet Founded in 2001 as an industry group that…

Computer problem grounds United flights

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Jun 18, 2011 04:01 pm | IDG News Service The airline blamed a network issue by Juan Carlos Perez United Airlines had to cancel flights on Friday night after a computer breakdown affected key systems, including those for its website, flight departures and reservations. Although the five-hour outage was solved at around 1 a.m. U.S.…

Cisco again looks to debunk the multivendor network

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Jun 16, 2011 11:42 am | Network World by Jim Duffy In its second attempt to debase arguments that a multivendor network is more beneficial to users than a single-vendor infrastructure, Cisco this week hosted a webcast of two customers discussing the merits of their all-Cisco networks. The customers — retail giant Tesco and the…

Ethernet vendors racing to meet demand

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Jun 14, 2011 06:51 pm | IDG News Service Mobile and cloud computing are pushing bandwidth needs faster than technology development by Stephen Lawson Ethernet vendors will need to develop faster products more quickly to keep up with the demand being created by mobile and cloud computing, some participants at an industry group meeting said…

IPv6 Day only a beginning, researchers say

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Jun 10, 2011 08:40 pm | IDG News Service Traffic grew as sites were made available, but most was not native IPv6 by Stephen Lawson World IPv6 Day boosted the amount of native IPv6 traffic on the Internet, but it mostly increased the use of transitional protocols that won’t help to solve the looming shortage…

Google, Facebook promise new IPv6 services after trial

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By Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Computerworld June 9, 2011 05:07 PM ET One day after completing a successful 24-hour trial of IPv6, Facebook, Google and Yahoo said at a joint press conference that they would begin permanently supporting this upgrade to the Internet’s main communications protocol on some of their key websites. Joined by two…

World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready

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World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready | NetworkWorld By Scott Hogg on Wed, 06/08/11 – 10:37pm. Today was a significant day in the development of IPv6. Today is IPv6’s Bar Mitzvah, Baha’i, Shinbyu ceremony, Genpuku ceremony and Quinceanera all rolled into one. It was a day where IPv6 could prove to…

Facebook: The Internet did not break

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Jun 08, 2011 05:59 pm | Computerworld World’s largest social network reports no problems on World IPv6 Day by Sharon Gaudin With only a few hours left to go on World IPv6 Day, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, reported that it hasn’t had any trouble. The 24-hour worldwide test of the Internet’s new communications…

So far, so good with World IPv6 Day

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Jun 08, 2011 03:31 pm | Computerworld Internet monitor reports no big problems or slowdowns during test by Sharon Gaudin With World IPV6 Day in full swing, the test flight of the Internet’s new communications protocol is going smoothly. The 24-hour global test run hasn’t hit any major glitches, according to a spokesman for Arbor…

IPv6 traffic surges at launch of World IPv6 Day

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Jun 08, 2011 12:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan A surge of IPv6-based Web traffic began flowing over the Internet last night when World IPv6 Day began, according to data gathered by Arbor Networks. Arbor released some initial findings at 9 a.m. EDT that showed a sharp rise in HTTP traffic as…