Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, IEEE International Workshop (1995)
Aug. 28, 1995 to Aug. 30, 1995
Ki Won Lee , IBM Research Division
Christos J. Georgiou , IBM Research Division
Chung-Sheng Li , IBM Research Division
The design of a host-system adapter that exploits the full capabilities of Fibre Channel can present a major technical challenge because of the Gb/s data rates involved. In this paper, we discuss various architectural issues and features of a high-performance protocol engine that we are developing as part of an ultra high-speed networking solution based on Fibre Channel. Our approach attempts to maximize hardware-assisted "real-time" protocol processing, while minimizing involvement by the software. The paper also presents a brief overview of recent developments in the Fibre Channel technology in general, potential applications of our protocol engine, and trends in Fibre Channel technology as an ultra-high speed networking solution.
Fibre Channel, High speed networking, protocol engine real-time protocol processing
K. W. Lee, C. J. Georgiou and C. Li, "Ultra High-Speed Networking Solution: Fibre Channel Architecture and Its Implementation," Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, IEEE International Workshop(FTDCS), Chenju, Korea, 1995, pp. 0425.