Fibre Channel Applications
The following HEP projects are investigating the usability of Fibre Channel
for their applications.
In 1997 ALICE is not evaluating any interfaces anymore. They will wait
until they have more time to do evaluations with newer type of interfaces.
Preference is given to devices with TCP/IP drivers.
Event Builder System evaluations
CMS Event Filter
Farm - will receive in September/October 1997 interfaces on loan from
Event Builder System. Tests with PCI and PMC interfaces from Systran and
an 8-port 1 Gbps fabric from Ancor.
Euroball has been taking data since 1996 using Fibre Channel interface
boards and an ANCOR Fibre Channel fabric. This uses 266 Mbps interfaces.
In 1997 they are looking at an upgrade to go to 1 Gbps interfaces and using
a new fabric.
NA48 is still taking data over links using Fibre Channel Optical Link Cards
(OLC). They are thinking of making an upgrade for the receiving side of
the links. This upgrade will be based on S-LINK.
RD11: IBM & HP TCP/IP and direct channel speed
RD13: DAQ system, Event Building
RD31: switch simulations for different technologies
This is one of the CERN High Speed Interconnect pages
- 4 September 1997 - Erik van der Bij