C1b3rWall Academy Module 1 on networks and architectures covers the fundamentals needed to understand the new technologies that are being developed in the area of Data Center networking.

“Lossless Ethernet in High Performance Converged Networks” is the title of the lecture that belongs to Module 1 of C1b3rWall Academy 2021: “Networks and architectures”, which is being taught by Victor Jimenez Ramos, IP CTO of Huawei Enterprise Spain who has more than 20 years of experience in the area of IP Networking and is a specialist in the design and the practical application of networking solutions in Campus and Data Center networks.

Ethernet is a fairly old technology (its first uses date back to the 80s) which has been gradually gaining popularity on a global scale. Its latest version was created in 2017, offering effective transmission rates of 400Gbps and running at a speed of over 1Tbp. This technology is known for its simple protocol and for being low-cost, easy to use and scalable.

What is the reason for Ethernet’s success?

Ethernet has succeeded because of the characteristics described above (low cost, protocol simplicity…), but it is important to point out what it does not do and what its weak points are: reliability, efficiency and non-deterministic origin, without an exact pattern of when data are sent or how they arrive. For this reason, in the late 2000s, there was renewed interest in finding an alternative that would prevent the loss of frames or packets, so that Ethernet could be used for networking across Data Centres.

The availability of efficient but at the same time low-cost network systems can help make the most of the compute and storage infrastructure, while keeping the cost and complexity of the learning curve to a minimum. You can read the full article on News-365.

If you would like to learn more about this topic or other issues concerning new technologies in Data Center networking do not miss the opportunity to enrol in the C1b3rWall Academy 2021 for free.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.