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Fiber channel in the local area network

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2 Author(s)
D. Getchell ; Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., CA, USA ; P. Rupert

The fiber-channel standard, which permits workstation vendors to use one physical interface for peripheral control and network interfaces at gigabit rates, is discussed. Fiber channel specifications are reviewed, covering the physical model, transmission building blocks, class of service, connections, frame format, frame header, flow control and fiber channel fabrics. The fiber channel network at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is described.<>

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IEEE LTS  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 2 )