A set of standards developed by ANSI. Fibre Channel (FC) is intended to provide a practical and inexpensive means of rapidly "transferring data between workstations, mainframes, supercomputers, desktop computers, storage devices, displays and other peripherals", according to the Fibre Channel Association (FCA). Fibre Channel standards support a number of speeds, including 133 million bits per second (Mbps), 266 Mbps, 530 Mbps, and 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). The transmission media can include coaxial cable, as well as either monomode or multimode fiber. FC's speed of data transmission is due not only to the fundamental nature of the transmission system, but also to the fact that FC is a serial link technology. Fibre Channel Buses Hardware Computers.
Fibre Channel, or FC, is a high-speed network technology (commonly running at 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 128 gigabit per second rates) primarily used to connect computer data storage to servers. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Fibre Channel, or FC, is a high-speed network technology primarily used to connect computer data storage to servers. Fibre Channel is mainly used in storage area networks in commercial data centers. Fibre Channel networks form a switched fabric because they operate in unison as one big switch. Fibre Channel typically runs on optical fiber cables within and between data centers, but can also run on copper cabling.
- Fibre Channel Category
- Arbitrated loop - Arbitrated Loop, also known as FC-AL, is a Fibre Channel topology in which devices are connected in a one-way loop fashion in a ring topology. Historically it was a lower-cost alternative to a fabric topology.
- 8b/10b encoding , 64b/66b encoding
- Converged network adapter (CNA).
- Fibre Channel electrical interface - The Fibre Channel electrical interface is one of two related standards that can be used to physically interconnect computer devices. The other standard is a Fibre Channel optical interface, which is not covered in this article.
- Fibre Channel fabric - Switched Fabric or switching fabric is a network topology in which network nodes interconnect via one or more network switches.
- Fabric Application Interface Standard - The Fabric Application Interface Standard or FAIS is a common application programming interface framework for implementing storage applications in a storage networking environment. FAIS is defined by Technical Committee T11 of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards.
- List Fibre Channel GigaRing Channel Interfaces www
List of manufactures for GigaRing Channel. Fibre Channel GigaRing Channel Interfaces.
- List Fibre Channel EISA Interfaces www
List of manufacturers with EISA interfaces. Fibre Channel EISA Interfaces.
- A Fibre Channel, SCSI and You www
A preview of Fibre Channel performance. Fibre Channel, SCSI and You.
- The CERN Fibre Channel www
The pages aren't updated any more but there is a lot here. Fibre Channel. General information, and specifications. CERN Fibre Channel.
- Site T11 www
Site of TC T11, T11, which standardizes Fibre Channel, HIPPI and IPI interfaces for mass storage peripherals, networks and other high-performance applications. T11.
- List Fibre Channel S-bus Interfaces www
List of manufacturers for S-bus. Fibre Channel S-bus Interfaces.
- List Fibre Channel PCI/PMC Interfaces www
Fibre Channel PCI/PMC Interfaces.
- The Computer Architecture : What is a Bus? www
The basic computer bus is explained and information is provided regarding ISA, Architecture : What is a Bus?, PCI, MCA, EISA, VESA, and VL-Bus architecture. Computer Architecture : What is a Bus?.
- Offers ATA-ATAPI.com www
Offers information about ATA and ATAPI devices. ATA-ATAPI.com. Also provides drivers and historical information. ATA-ATAPI.com.
- Alexa: Fibre Channel Buses
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Fibre Channel Buses
- DMOZ: Fibre Channel Buses
dmoz.org Directory: Fibre Channel Buses