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- Local area network : A range of techniques for interconnecting multiple computers, over physical media such as wire or over wireless radio, within a limited geographic area, typically multiples of 100 meters.
- Medium access control : The set of protocols and administrative conventions that let multiple computers or communications devices share a common network medium, usually referring to a local area network medium, but also an area of radio communications on a given part of the electromagnetic spectrum
- Physical layer protocol : A mechanical, and electrical or optical, specification that defines the connection between a computer and the transmission medium, aspects or all details of the transmission medium, or both
- Digital Equipment Corporation : Once the #2 company in the computer industry, now defunct; pioneered the minicomputer and much of networking, but dismissed the significance of the personal computer
- Intel : A major manufacturer of integrated circuit chips, especially processors.
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- IEEE Project 802 : The main standards body, with many working groups, that specifies technical standards for wired and wireless local area networks, with ranges up to tens of kilometers
- IEEE 802.3 : The primary standards body for evolved ethernet over physical media protocols.
- Fast Ethernet : Formally specified as IEEE 802.3u; first speed improvement over the original Ethernet 10 Mbps speed developed by the IEEE 802.3 project, operating at a nominal 100 Mbps speed; now the default speed of most PC interfaces although Gigabit Ethernet is increasingly common; autonegotiation to 10/100 speed is very widespread
- Gigabit Ethernet : Generic term for IEEE 802.3 operation at a nominal data rate of 1 Gbps; includes IEEE 802.3z operating over optical fiber and IEEE 802.3ab over twisted pair
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet : Add brief definition or description
- 40 Gigabit Ethernet : Add brief definition or description
- 100 Gigabit Ethernet : Add brief definition or description
- Remote Direct Memory Access over Converged Ethernet : (RoCE, pronounced Rocky) high performance computing (HPC) architecture, which layers Infiniband on top of the physical and data link layers of IEEE 802.3, but replaces the TCP/IP end-to-end and routing protocols with their InfiniBand equivalents.