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. In other words, FC is a new I/O (input/output) interface over which data is streamed in serial fashion across an established link.
CERN Fibre Channel
The pages aren't updated any more but there is a lot here. General information, and specifications.
Fibre Channel EISA Interfaces
List of manufacturers with EISA interfaces.
Fibre Channel GigaRing Channel Interfaces
List of manufactures for GigaRing Channel.
Fibre Channel PCI/PMC Interfaces
List of manufacturers for PCI/PMC bus.
Fibre Channel S-bus Interfaces
List of manufacturers for S-bus.
Fibre Channel, SCSI and You
A preview of Fibre Channel performance.
Site of TC T11, which standardizes Fibre Channel, HIPPI and IPI interfaces for mass storage peripherals, networks and other high-performance applications.
Last update:July 24, 2011 at 5:24:04 UTC