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Intel emulates Ethernet connection over Thunderbolt with 10Gbps speeds

By Shawn Knight
Apr 8, 2014
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  1. Intel is taking Thunderbolt 2 technology a step further with the addition of Thunderbolt Networking. As the name suggests, this is a new way to directly connect computers using a standard Thunderbolt cable that emulates an Ethernet connection environment and...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 2,879   +1,158

    Why not just implement proper P2P support for Thunderbolt and avoid all the hassle of the additional Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapters?
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,471   +962

    Thunderbolt is seriously showing some potential.
     
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Guru Posts: 932   +248

    Because that would make too much sense.

    And that's not how things work around here =D
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,119   +186

    So in essence 10gbps LAN? LAN gaming party!
     
  6. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Maniac Posts: 358   +65

    Sorry, I'd take CAT7 over Thunderbolt any day.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 7,923   +2,465

    I have the impression that is exactly what they are doing. It said emulate not adapt. Besides if they adapted, the Ethernet network would be a bottleneck and you wouldn't see a speed improvement.
     
  8. Can't wait for SSD to catch up with that speed!
     

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