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Title: Fibre Channel Development Final Report CRADA No. TC-0340-92-B

Abstract

The Fibre Channel (FC) Development project was designed to enhance U.S. industrial competitiveness by accelerating the standardization and subsequent industrial acceptance of the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Fibre Channel Standard (now X3T1 1). It was also intended to give the principal U.S. participants a one- to two-year lead in developing heterogeneous high-speed computer networks, distributed computing through clustering, scientific visualization techniques, and high speed channels. The project was proposed to benefit U.S. industry as these high performance computing methods became generally available. In 1992-93, during the initial project phases, Fibre Channel (FC) was emerging as a new ANSI standard. It was envisioned as becoming the mechanism for data transfer between the next generation of computers, and between these computers and their peripherals. Using this channel standard, U.S. computer vendors were expecting to be able to provide high-speed interoperability between heterogeneous computers and their storage devices, with data transfer rates greater than a GBit/sec. Our project was composed of key principal players in the FC standardization effort from both U.S. industry and the Department of Energy’s (DOES) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The industrial participants were developing individual FC interfaces to operate with their platform products. LLNL’s role was tomore » be a neutral testing site and a facilitator for helping to resolve conflicting interpretations of the embryonic Fibre Channel specification. LLNL anticipated that conflicts in the interpretation of such a standard would arise and require neutral resolution and that such resolutions would best be achieved in cooperation with the ANSI FC Working Group. Project plans included transferring to U.S. industry any resilient FC testing capabilities at the project conclusion.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. Hewlett Packard Co., Cupertino, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1430917
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-747670
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Voss, T. J., and Badve, Suhas. Fibre Channel Development Final Report CRADA No. TC-0340-92-B. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1430917.
Voss, T. J., & Badve, Suhas. Fibre Channel Development Final Report CRADA No. TC-0340-92-B. United States. doi:10.2172/1430917.
Voss, T. J., and Badve, Suhas. Fri . "Fibre Channel Development Final Report CRADA No. TC-0340-92-B". United States. doi:10.2172/1430917. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1430917.
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year = {Fri Mar 09 00:00:00 EST 2018},
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