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CNET News: InfiniBand Meets Storage Networking

Oct 09, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"InfiniBand, a high-speed communication technology, has been extended to speak the language of iSCSI networked storage systems.

"The addition, called iSER, gives a high-end boost to the lower-end iSCSI technology. In its current incarnation, iSCSI uses conventional 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet networking and is typically slower than its 4Gbps rival, Fibre Channel. With iSER, it can tap the performance of InfiniBand, which communicates at 10Gbps, but can reach 20Gbps if used with the InfiniBand DDR (double data rate) hardware introduced this year, said Len Rosenthal, the marketing representative for the InfiniBand Trade Association..."

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