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  Fibre Channel - Seagate Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel is a high performance interface designed to bring speed and flexibility to multiple disc drive storage systems.
A Fibre Channel configuration consists a backplane, which is an external enclosure that houses a printed circuit board (PCB) and multiple drive receptacles, and a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA).
Fibre Channel drives use an SCA connection that combines the data signals and power supply lines into a single connection.
www.seagate.com /support/kb/disc/fibre_channel.html   (904 words)

 Fibre Channel - Technology Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel, a family of ANSI standards (see Chapter 8), is a common, efficient transport system supporting multiple protocols or raw data using native Fibre Channel guaranteed delivery services.
Fibre Channel is the only technology available with the reliability, responsiveness, scalability, high-throughput, and low-latency needed to meet the broad range of market and technology requirements.
Fibre Channel's ability to use a single technology for storage, networks, audio/video, or to move raw data is superior to the common frame feature.
www.fibrechannel.org /technology/overview.html   (1819 words)

 Fibre Channel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fibre Channel started in 1988, with ANSI standard approval in 1994, as a way to simplify the HIPPI system then in use for similar roles.
Fibre Channel was primarily interested in simplifying the connections and increasing the lengths, as opposed to increasing speeds.
Fibre Channel HBAs are available for all major open systems, computer architectures, and buses, including PCI and SBus (obsolete today).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fibre_Channel   (1050 words)

 Fibre Channel analyzer, Fibre Channel protocol analyzer, Fibre Channel analyzers, Fibre Channel analyser, Fibre Channel ...
Excluding channels from the recording and truncating the data portion of the payload are frequently used to preserve memory.
Initially, Fibre Channel was used primarily to attach servers to a storage device, such as a RAID array or a tape backup device.
Fibre Channel is a high speed (100 to 800 Mbps) medium used for data transfer and storage.
www.lecroy.com /tm/Solutions/Protocol/fibrechannel.asp?menuid=29   (1190 words)

 Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel is a computer communications protocol designed to meet the many requirements related to the ever increasing demand for high performance information transfer.
Fibre Channel is making the biggest impact in the storage arena, in particular, using SCSI as an upper layer protocol.
Fibre Channel defines a "1" to simply be the state with more optical power (for optical links), or the state where the "+" pin is more positive than the "-" pin (in the case of copper).
www.recoverdata.com /fc_tutorial.htm   (8014 words)

 Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel combines the best of the channel and network environments in an attempt to meet the needs of both worlds.
Fibre channel nodes perform a login process to establish a connection with the appropriate class of service.
The lower Fibre Channel transport layers are not cognizant of the "ULP" (Upper Layer Protocol).
www.crossroads.com /Solutions/SAN/FibreChannel.asp   (508 words)

 BytePile.com - Fibre Channel Overview
Fibre Channel is the general name of an integrated set of standards [1] being developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Since Fibre channel system relies on ports logging in with each other and the Fabric, it is irrelevant whether the Fabric is a circuit switch, an active hub or a loop.
Fibre Channel is equally adept at transporting both network and channel information and allows both protocol types to be concurrently transported over the same physical interface.
bytepile.com /Fibre_Channel_Overview.php   (2860 words)

 ZyckoStorage - Fibre Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel is a highly-reliable technology that allows concurrent communications and very fast data delivery, and is therefore very efficient for connecting computers and storage devices.
Fibre Channel is a very efficient and transparent data carrier - it is not a protocol.
Fibre Channel is specified in a series of ANSI (American National Standards Institute) documents.
www.zycko.com /storage/Technologies/Fibre_Channel.asp   (430 words)

 Fibre Channel FAQs
Fibre Channel is an open standard as defined by ANSI and OSI standards and operates over copper and fiber optic cabling at distances of up to 10 Kilometers.
Fibre Channel nodes can be directly connected to one another in a point-to-point topology, but this is not very practical.
The appropriate fibre optic cable is 62.5 µm or 50 µm multimode fibre.
www.attotech.com /fcq.html   (2277 words)

 What is Fibre Channel? - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: fiber channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel is especially suited for connecting computer servers to shared storage devices and for interconnecting storage controllers and drives.
Fibre channel is more flexible; devices can be as far as ten kilometers (about six miles) apart if optical fiber is used as the physical medium.
Standards for Fibre Channel are specified by the Fibre Channel Physical and Signalling standard, and the ANSI X3.230-1994, which is also ISO 14165-1.
searchstorage.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid5_gci212114,00.html   (311 words)

Fibre Channel is, at base, a series of specifications for interconnecting large arrays of disk drives with various computer systems.
Fibre Channel connections are multi-protocol, allowing various types of data communications quickly and easily.
Because Fibre Channel has a variety of strong attributes, he said, users can create infrastructures that deliver newer and better classes of service and perhaps open the door for applications that could not run previously on a particular system.
www.gcn.com /print/vol18_no27/457-1.html   (1428 words)

 CharisMac - Why Fibre Channel?
Fibre Channel technology has received a tremendous amount of press recently as the storage technology of the present, and of the future.
Fibre Channel development was started in 1988, becoming an ANSI standard in 1994.
Fibre Channel is truly scalable, devices can be added or removed on the fly, providing the ability to grow with your network.
www.charismac.com /Products/FibreShare/whyfibrechannel.html   (309 words)

 Fibre Channel overview
Fibre Channel devices are connected by hardware devices called N_ports, which are usually the physical termination between the device and the media used to attach to the Fibre Channel fabric.
For example, Fibre Channel permits network servers, located in one part of a building, direct access to arrays of disk drives and other high-performance storage media, separated by a room or a continent.
Fibre Channel can be deployed in one of three different topologies: point-to-point, arbitrated-loop and cross-point (also called fabric-switched).
beradio.com /mag/radio_fibre_channel_overview/index.html   (1047 words)

 Fibre Channel - Exabyte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
A fibre channel is a high-speed interconnect used in storage area networks to connect servers to shared storage.
Exabyte uses Fibre channels to back up and store all of your data so that it will be secured and restorable in the event of any technical difficulties.
Exabyte’s native Fibre Channel libraries are the most flexible, reliable and affordable tape libraries in their class.
www.exabyte.com /technology/summaries/fibre-channel.cfm   (168 words)

 Storage Basics: Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel is the name given to a set of standards that define mechanisms for connecting network nodes using serial communication over copper or optical cable.
Fibre Channel standards were developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to overcome the shortcomings of the current SCSI infrastructure, and are used to provide high-speed connections between servers and storage devices.
Fibre Channel speeds can be attributed to the fact that it is able to communicate with other network systems using channel technology.
www.enterprisestorageforum.com /technology/features/article.php/1378941   (976 words)

 Apple - Xserve RAID - Fibre Channel
Fibre Channel is the only storage connectivity technology that provides guaranteed bandwidth, so the host computer receives data at the same high speed as the RAID system sends it out.
The Fibre Channel interface supports multiple topologies and transport protocols, providing flexible deployment options to suit different applications.
The 2GB/s Fibre Channel bandwidth is shared among all devices connected to the hub.
www.apple.com /xserve/raid/fibre_channel.html   (663 words)

 FC & FCP: Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel Protocol for Bulk Data Transfer
The Fibre Channel Standards (FCS) defines a high-speed data transfer mechanism that can be used to connect workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, storage devices and displays.
Unlike a layered network architecture, a fibre channel network is largely specified by functional elements and the interfaces between them.
Fibre Channel (FC) and Fibre Channel Protocol are defined by ANSI (www.ansi.org)
www.javvin.com /protocolFCP.html   (436 words)

 Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a mutual benefit non-profit international organization of manufacturers, system integrators, developers, vendors, industry professionals and end users.
The FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure technology to support a wide array of applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas.
With more than 190 members and affiliates in the United States, Europe and Japan, the FCIA is committed to delivering a broad base of Fibre Channel infrastructure to support a wide array of industry applications within the mass storage and IT-based arenas.
www.fibrechannel.org   (336 words)

 CharisMac - Fibre Channel FAQs
Fibre Channel host adapters are slightly more expensive at this time, however, by the end of the year, host adapter costs should be comparable as well.
Almost all major system manufacturers and vendors are currently, or have integrated Fibre Channel into their product lines.
The beauty of a Fibre Channel loop is that several workstations can simultaneously achieve the speeds necessary to digitize, edit, render and playback audio and video at professional levels.
www.charismac.com /Products/FibreShare/fibrechannelfaq.html   (340 words)

 Fibre Channel (Linktionary term)
Fibre Channel is a gigabit interconnect technology for data center and SANs (Storage Area Networks).
Fibre Channel has features of a network, but it is not a network in the traditional sense.
RFC 2625 (IP and ARP over Fibre Channel, June 1999) specifies how IP and ARP are encapsulated over Fibre Channel and describes a mechanism for IP address resolution.
www.linktionary.com /f/fibre_channel.html   (305 words)

 Fibre Channel Hard Drive Interfaces - Seagate Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel has firmly established itself as the premier serial interface, and over the past decade Seagate has driven the development of this powerful technology.
Fibre Channel provides for unparalleled disc drive performance, scalability, security, and data integrity.
Seagate's Fibre Channel hard disc drives, Cheetah 15K and NL35 Series, enable a new class of tiered storage solutions that seamlessly integrate into mainstream Fibre Channel architectures, while delivering far greater flexibility, scalability and security than other storage interfaces.
www.seagate.com /products/interface/fc   (237 words)

 InterOperability Laboratory: Services: Testing: Fibre Channel: Knowledge Base
Typically, once a channel is set up, there is very little decision making needed, thus allowing for a hardware-intensive environment and transports data at the high speed with low overhead.
In general, Fibre Channel attempts to combine the best of these two methods of communication into a new I/O interface that meets the needs of channel users and also network users.
The Signaling Protocol (FC-2) layer serves as the transport mechanism of Fibre Channel.The framing rules of the data to be transferred between ports, the different mechanisms for controlling the three service classes and the means of managing the sequence of a data transfer are defined by FC-2.
www.iol.unh.edu /services/testing/fc/training/tutorials/fc_tutorial.php   (8909 words)

 HP OpenVMS systems - Fibre Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel has been supported as a storage interconnect for single systems and for multihost OpenVMS Cluster systems since the release of OpenVMS Version 7.2-1.
The number of hosts supported on a Fibre Channel is now limited only by the connectivity of the Fibre Channel fabric and the HSG or HSV (also known as the Enterprise Virtual Array [EVA] controller).
OpenVMS Fibre Channel support is qualified on each new HP AlphaServer system and on select Integrity server systems.
h71000.www7.hp.com /openvms/fibre   (804 words)

 Fibre Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel is a technology designed for very high performance low-latency data transfer among various types of devices, as defined by a family of ANSI standards developed by INCITS T11.
Fibre Channel is mapped to several protocol layers, the most popular ones being the storage protocols SCSI (FCP) and ESCON (FICON).
Fibre Channel is the principal technology used to implement Storage Area Networks (SANs).
www.networkworld.com /details/492.html   (1001 words)

 CERN Fibre Channel homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
CERN is member of the Fibre Channel Association.
This is the Fibre Channel Standard homepage at http://www.cern.ch/HSI/fcs for the High Speed Interconnect server at CERN.
Projects that use Fibre Channel in High Energy Physics (HEP) and special purpose built modules for HEP are also described.
hsi.web.cern.ch /HSI/fcs/fcs.html   (119 words)

 Fibre Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel is a high-speed robust protocol for managing the transfer of information in storage area networks (SANs).
Fibre Channel can help designers of large-scale storage-intensive systems provide a solution that allows rapid storage and retrieval of information, while simplifying the interconnection of different components in the system.
Each group of four channels also has built-in channel alignment circuitry to minimize skew across the interface.
www.altera.com /technology/high_speed/protocols/fibre_channel/pro-fibre_channel.html   (277 words)

 Fibre Channel, internal and external TMC The Mate Company :: Fiber Optic Cable Assembly
The increasing demand for speed, reliability, and longer bus length has led to the development of the Fibre Channel and Fiber Optic interfaces.
TMC continues to address the need for high quality, competitively priced cables and adapters for both Fibre Channel and Fiber Optic applications.
For Fibre Channel, we use Madison TurboQuad and TurboQuad Gold cable, and stockSFP, HSSDC2, HSSDC and DB09 configurations from 1 meter to 30 meter lengths.
www.tmcscsi.com /fibreChannel.shtml   (168 words)

 FIBRE CHANNEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Fibre Channel is the general name of an integrated set of standards being developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
It is designed to significantly improve the speed at which data is transmitted between workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, storage devices and displays, while providing one standard for networking, storage and data transfer.
In general Fibre Channel provides speed, reliability, distance, and connectivity; all at a low cost.
www.cse.wustl.edu /~jain/cis788-95/fiber_channel/index.html   (111 words)

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