By Ashnav Lal - April 20, 2016
Hackathon? Confused? Don’t know what it is? Is it worth staying awake for 24-48 hours and trying to solve a world problem? Read my blog below to find out what a hackathon is and how I won an award at IDHACK 2016.
Hackathon. Firstly, it’s not about breaking into someone’s computer or related to some kind of computer crime. It is a fun social activity in which people with technical backgrounds come together and create a unique solution...
By Paul Willis - February 23, 2016
When we talk about digital information we usually think of binary data, which is composed of a sequence of ones and zeroes. Binary data only needs a single line, or wire, referenced to ground in the case of single ended signaling and two lines in the case of differential signaling. C-PHY is a physical layer transport that uses three lines to encode binary information adopted by the MIPI Alliance in October of 2014. Prior to C-PHY, there was no well-known...
By Charles McNaughton - February 5, 2016
We are Jimmy Trinh and Chip McNaughton, Computer Science students at the University of New Hampshire. We work at the University of New Hampshire - InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) in the Ethernet Switching Protocols (ESP) Consortium. In ESP, vendors send devices to us to perform conformance and interoperability test evaluation. We deal with Layer 2 switches and data center devices. This winter we started to work on one of ESP’s ongoing software development projects, ESP-vIOLett (versatile IOL-evaluation test tool). The goal of ESP-vIOLett is to help automate our test suites and create a product that is usable for industry. Vendors will then be able to pre-test their equipment in-house before it is officially tested at the IOL.
By John Petlon - February 3, 2016
Jeremy Plsek, a sophomore Computer Science major at the University of New Hampshire, and a current UNH-IOL employee, started his career at the lab as a summer intern after his junior year of high school. Jeremy began working in the Digital Living Consortium (DLC), where he was immediately exposed to real world technology. He started by creating the server for his group’s project and gaining industry experience right off the bat. Aside from his group project, Jeremy also spent his...
By Cameron Schilling - February 1, 2016
As a non-profit, when it comes to business we must never lose sight of the bigger picture. The UNH-IOL strives to lead the industry as a premier testing facility that employs and prepares students for careers in technology, however there is a greater call to action that goes hand in hand with this. Because we are so passionate about filling the industry’s engineering pipeline, it’s crucial that we excite and set up the engineers of tomorrow with the tools for...
By Mara Johnson - December 21, 2015
Here at the UNH-InterOperability laboratory ( UNH-IOL ) we work with over 150 students each year. We pride ourselves on providing hands-on, real world training to these students prior to graduation. And by ‘real world’ training, we mean just that. Since 1988, our lab has allowed undergraduates to prepare for careers in the industry testing multi-vendor interoperability. We provide professional networking and data testing services to companies of all sizes from around the world, including several Fortune 500’s. In...
By Ainsley-Aude Croteau - December 10, 2015
The UNH IOL G.fast Consortium will host the first ever official Broadband Forum Virtual Plugfest, beginning December 7th. Registered companies will remotely access their devices to perform tests with other companies, who are also remotely controlling their equipment. The G.fast Consortium and its sister consortium, DSL, have held several Plugfests for emerging technologies in the past, the motivation to establish a virtual Plugfest came after the beginning of the G.fast interoperability beta program. The beta program itself is a study...
By Daniel Gray - December 7, 2015
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has just released a new 32G Fibre Channel (32GFC) test suite based on the latest physical interface standard for Fibre Channel, FC-PI-6. With storage industries constantly driving towards faster speeds, Fibre Channel leads the way in FC-PI-6 with 32GFC technology. The UNH-IOL is constantly staying ahead of the curve with the latest technologies by updating test suites to enhance end user experiences and while also validating device compliance. In order for the...
By - November 30, 2015
In April 2014 the IETF Storage Maintenance (STORM) working group published RFC 7143 , a consolidated standards track document for all things iSCSI. We’re happy to report that the iSCSI Consortium has completed its efforts to revise our Login Phase, Full Feature Phase, and Multi-connection test suites in order to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date results.
There were some minor changes to the standard that should not dramatically affect existing implementations. Section 2.3 provides a...
By Mara Johnson - November 10, 2015
The UNH-IOL is having another impressive year growing our new memberships. With the DSL industry making big strides, the lab is continuing to be a leader in testing services and will soon offer a testing for the Broadband Forum certification program for G.fast. As a newly emerging standard, the lab planned to stay ahead of the game by jumping right into exploring what G.fast had to offer. Fast forward a year or so later, and we are eager to see...