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Fiber channel standard
Author(s): Joseph R. Mathis
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Paper Abstract

Fiber channel standard (FCS) is a sanctioned development activity of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X3T9.3 working committee. FCS is essentially a high speed, low overhead, peer-to-peer serial transport mechanism primarily intended for transmission over fiber optic media. As such, FCS is rapidly gaining recognition as an important high performance channel for the interconnection of supercomputers, workstations, and I/O controllers. Although FCS was originally conceived as a data channel for the new generation of high performance computers ranging from workstations through supercomputers, it has incorporated facilities to support the network communication paradigm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1577, High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134922
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Joseph R. Mathis, IBM/Advanced Workstation Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1577:
High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels

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