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High-speed fiber channel switching fabric services
Author(s): Kumar Malavalli
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Paper Abstract

The ever increasing speeds in data computation and communication have created a need for channel and interconnecting architectures with performance well beyond current capabilities. The services required for fast and efficient data transfer among high performance computing and peripheral devices are provided by the fiber channel compliant interconnection scheme, termed `fabric.' In addition to these services, this paper describes the services offered by the fabric to provide `concurrent data availability,' to the interconnected devices, required by some applications. The structure of the `distributed' fabric to provide services based on an inexpensive interconnection scheme is also reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1577, High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134924
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Kumar Malavalli, CANSTAR/Alcatel Canada Wire Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1577:
High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels
Kadiresan Annamalai, Editor(s)

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