For the last couple years, networking players have been working on a standard to help reduce the energy consumption of Ethernet systems. Now, they have the backing of a prominent standards body.
The IEEE has ratified the Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, giving official sign-off to a specification that promises to cut power utilization by at least as 50 percent through a new low-power idle state. Enterprise Networking Planet has the story.
Ethernet is becoming a whole lot more power efficient, thanks to a new standard from the IEEE.
The Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard has been ratified as IEEE 802.3az, and along with it has already come vendor support from silicon vendor Broadcom.