lloyd_brown at byu.edu
Mon Jun 17 12:59:26 MDT 2013
You actually can run 10GbE over Cat6 and 8P8C ("RJ45") connectors if you
really want to
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10-gigabit_Ethernet#10GBASE-T). So yes,
Cat6 up to 55m, or Cat6a up to 100m should be good up to at least 10GbE.
It's not completely future proof, but it'll be pretty good for a while.
10Gb/s should be enough for anyone, right?
The switches are very expensive right now, though, and the switch
latency is higher than the SFP+ 10GbE solutions, since the line
encodings built into the 8P8C PHY are much more complex than those in
I agree that, especially in a residential application, fiber doesn't
make sense yet, possibly not ever. But Cat6 might also do better than
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University
On 06/17/2013 12:42 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
> Running fiber is still too expensive and generally not worth the extra
> cost and complexity (fiber, converters, switches, etc) for the minor
> benefits (possible future capability of 10gE).
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