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Large-system usage of fiber channel standard
Author(s): R. Bryan Cook
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Paper Abstract

Current and emerging high-speed applications and environments create new and challenging requirements for high-speed channels on large systems. The Fiber Channel Standard (FCS) defines transmission and signalling protocols that allow various Upper Level Protocols (for example, IPI3 and IP) to be transported over a variety of physical interfaces. This rich set of function allow FCS to address many aspects and varieties of high-speed interconnect, by permitting a variety of implementations, based on trade-offs of cost, performance objectives, implementation complexity, and recoverability. The current presentation describes several high-speed applications and environments and the usage of FCS channels by large systems in those environments. Application of various FCS functions and features to this large system environment are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1784, High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels II, (9 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141064
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R. Bryan Cook, IBM Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1784:
High-Speed Fiber Networks and Channels II
Kadiresan Annamalai, Editor(s)

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