Xerox Announces Hyper-Ethernet
SAN FRANCISCO, CA., Jan 7, 2010 -- Xerox today announced Hyper-Ethernet,
its fourth-generation local area network. In addition to its ability to
transmit text, data and images, Hyper-Ethernet enables the transmission
of people. "People transmission over Hyper-Ethernet," according to
Michael Liddle, V.P. of Office Systems, "will greatly reduce elevator
congestion and eliminate the need for video conferencing." Order
taking for Hyper-Ethernet will begin next month. Installation will
start in Los Angeles in the Third Quarter.
In a related announcement, Wang Labs, headquartered in Hoboken, New
Jersey, announced Super-Hyper Wangnet, its twelfth generation local area
network. According to Freddie Wang, President of Wang Labs, "
Super-Hyper Wangnet will not only transmit people over the Wangnet, but will
also transmit furniture and buildings over the interconnect and utility
bands. These additional capabilities of Super-Hyper Wangnet are vital
to the emerging office of the future." Order taking for Super-Hyper
Wangnet will begin next month. Installation has already occurred
IBM Corporation, which has been rumored to be about to announce a local
area network since 1980, was not available for comment.
Digital Responds to Hyper-Ethernet
TEWKSBURY, MA, April 1, 2010 -- Digital Equipment announced today its
new DECNet Phase XVIII Architecture. In response to recent Xerox and
Wang improvements to Ethernet that provide people- and facility-
transportation across inter-node links, DEC's latest DECNet provides
these capabilities as well as providing for the creation of virtual
facilities and even countries. These capabilities are provided by
breakthroughs in communications technology that actually uses the Ether
as a communications medium. Through the use of a new dedicated
NANO-PDP-11/E99 gateway processor system, ETHERGATE, DECNet users can
access anywhere in the Ethereal Plane.
This development obsoletes teleconferencing, since meeting groups can
create their own common conference rooms and cafeterias, thus resolving
space, travel, and dining problems. There may be a few bugs left, as
some of the dissenting DECNet Review Group members have not been seen
since the last meeting held in such a virtual conference facility.
This breakthrough was brought about by a team of the Distributed Systems
Software and Hardware engineering teams in an effort to improve on their
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, facility. In a compromise decision,
Distributed Systems will maintain an ETHERGATE in TWOOO but it will
connect directly to their new home somewhere in the Shire of their newly
defined Middle Earth reality. Despite some difficulties, the scenery,
windows, tax breaks, pool, and racquetball courts made the relocation go
quite smoothly. Engineering Network topology will not change, as all
forwarding will be done by the TWOOO Ethereal Plane Router residing in
the crater at the former building site.
Utility packages such as Ethereal Person Transfer (EPT) and Ethereal
Facility Transfer (EFT) provide appropriate capabilities for casual
users. Sophisticated users can create ($CREATE), access ($OPEN) and
delete ($NUKE) ethereal entities transparently from high level
languages using the Ethereal Management System (EMS) package and the
Ethereal Access Protocol (EAP). An ETHERTRIEVE utility for easy
interactive use will be available shortly.
DECNet Phase XVIII follows on the success of the Phase XVI ability to
access everyone's Digital Professional Wristwatch computer system. The
lead to the current Phase XVII architecture, which has routing
capabilities that allow direct communications with the entire Earth
population's Atari home video games.
Distributed Systems architects are hard at work on the next phase of
DECNet that will include multi-plane existence network management (using
the NIECE protocol) and galaxy level routing using 64K-bit addresses.
Digital will continue to support its Gateway products into the Prime
Material Plane. These products include an IBM ANA (Acronym-based Network
Architecture) Gateway, the TOLKIEN product that allows control of all
ring based networks, and our Mega-broad-jump-band hardware which leaps
past Wang's products in the hype-weary business marketplace.