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Generation One: 1 Gb Loop Fibre Channel is a carefully considered specification with both protocol and addressing flexibility, with Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL) being the first 8-bit increment in Fibre Channel addressing.
NYSE:A) has announced the results of a successful 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FCAL) interoperability test.
This SBOD (switched bunch of disks) architecture eliminates bus contention related issues associated with Fibre Channel arbitrated loop and therefore ensures the maximum possible performance, reliability and availability in a storage system.
Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop is a little different.
Implementing Agilent's Fibre Channel arbitrated loop (FC-AL) switch helps storage array manufacturers meet today's most critical storage-area network (SAN) requirements: performance, reliability, availability and serviceability.
Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FCAL) architecture allows for up to 126 devices per loop, but throughput drops as devices are added because each node represents a latency factor against total loop performance.
6,470,007, entitled "Interconnect System for Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Including Private Loop Devices", through the unauthorized manufacture, use, sale and offering for sale of various storage area network switching products, including Brocade's Silkworm switch products, which include its "QuickLoop" and "Fabric Assist" product features.
When coupled with the VSC7147 2Gb/s Fibre Channel Hex PBC or the VSC7192 12-Channel Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop Switch, the VSC120 can disconnect a disk drive from the loop, perform diagnostics, and report status to the host without interrupting data flow to other resources within the enclosure.