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Switched fabric

Index Switched fabric

Switched Fabric or switching fabric is a network topology in which network nodes interconnect via one or more network switches (particularly crossbar switches). [1]

25 relations: Arbitrated loop, Clos network, Crossbar switch, Datagram, Ethernet, Fabric Application Interface Standard, Failover, Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel point-to-point, Fibre Channel switch, Fibre Channel zoning, HyperTransport, IEEE 802.1aq, Mesh networking, Network switch, Network topology, Network traffic control, Node (networking), PCI Express, RapidIO, Redundancy (engineering), Scalability, VPX, Wi-Fi, 10BASE5.

Arbitrated loop

Arbitrated Loop, also known as FC-AL, is a Fibre Channel topology in which devices are connected in a one-way loop fashion in a ring topology.

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Clos network

In the field of telecommunications, a Clos network is a kind of multistage circuit switching network, first formalized by Charles Clos in 1952, which represents a theoretical idealization of practical multistage switching systems.

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Crossbar switch

In electronics, a crossbar switch (cross-point switch, matrix switch) is a collection of switches arranged in a matrix configuration.

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Datagram

A datagram is a basic transfer unit associated with a packet-switched network.

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Ethernet

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN).

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Fabric Application Interface Standard

The Fabric Application Interface Standard or FAIS is a common application programming interface framework for implementing storage applications in a storage networking environment.

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Failover

In computing and related technologies such as networking, failover is switching to a redundant or standby computer server, system, hardware component or network upon the failure or abnormal termination of the previously active application, server, system, hardware component, or network.

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Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel, or FC, is a high-speed network technology (commonly running at 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 128 gigabit per second rates) providing in-order, lossless delivery of raw block data, primarily used to connect computer data storage to servers.

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Fibre Channel point-to-point

Fibre Channel point-to-point (FC-P2P) is a Fibre Channel topology where exactly two ports (devices) are directly connected to each other.

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Fibre Channel switch

In the computer storage field, a Fibre Channel switch is a network switch compatible with the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol.

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Fibre Channel zoning

In storage networking, Fibre Channel zoning is the partitioning of a Fibre Channel fabric into smaller subsets to restrict interference, add security, and to simplify management.

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HyperTransport

HyperTransport (HT), formerly known as Lightning Data Transport (LDT), is a technology for interconnection of computer processors.

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IEEE 802.1aq

Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), specified in the IEEE 802.1aq standard, is a computer networking technology intended to simplify the creation and configuration of networks, while enabling multipath routing.

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Mesh networking

A mesh network is a local network topology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients.

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Network switch

A network switch (also called switching hub, bridging hub, officially MAC bridge) is a computer networking device that connects devices together on a computer network by using packet switching to receive, process, and forward data to the destination device.

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Network topology

Network topology is the arrangement of the elements (links, nodes, etc.) of a communication network.

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Network traffic control

In computer networking, network traffic control is the process of managing, controlling or reducing the network traffic, particularly Internet bandwidth, e.g. by the network scheduler.

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Node (networking)

In telecommunications networks, a node (Latin nodus, ‘knot’) is either a redistribution point or a communication endpoint.

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PCI Express

PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), officially abbreviated as PCIe or PCI-e, is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard, designed to replace the older PCI, PCI-X, and AGP bus standards.

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RapidIO

The RapidIO architecture is a high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology.

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Redundancy (engineering)

In engineering, redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in the form of a backup or fail-safe, or to improve actual system performance, such as in the case of GNSS receivers, or multi-threaded computer processing.

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Scalability

Scalability is the capability of a system, network, or process to handle a growing amount of work, or its potential to be enlarged to accommodate that growth.

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VPX

VPX technology was presented at Bus&Board (VITA) in 2004.

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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi or WiFi is technology for radio wireless local area networking of devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards.

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10BASE5

10BASE5 (also known as thick Ethernet or thicknet) was the first commercially available variant of Ethernet.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched_fabric

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