Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loops (FC-AL) ooer a new approach to realizing high-speed storage interconnection networks. In this paper, we describe a FC-AL topology and FC-AL protocols for storage networks. In particular, we describe channel arbitration, signaling and transmission protocols, and the Fibre Channel mapping protocol for SCSI. A simulation model of… (More)
—In this paper, we focus on fair access to bandwidth in daisy-chained interconnects. We first analyze the original HyperTransport fairness protocol and show that it is not perfectly fair. We then propose a new, fair scheme whose complexity is similar to that of the HyperTransport protocol.
The I/O Hub (IOH) for SPARC M7 processor-based servers is an ASIC providing high performance, flexible, and virtualized access to multiple Gen3 PCIe devices. The IOH's top-level interconnect, connecting multiple PCIe Root Complexes to a set of SPARC M7 protocol interface units, proved challenging for design, verification, performance modeling, and physical… (More)