The FibreQuik MC1000 is
compatible with leading Fibre Channel hubs, JBOD and RAID disk storage
arrays. It comes standard with AIX software drivers, supports the SCSI
Fibre Channel Protocol, and provides point-to-point and arbitrated loop
connectivity. Support for both copper and fiber optic cabling is provided
through integrated interfaces or through an industry standard media interface
adapter (MIA). Downloadable firmware ensures that future enhancements can
be accomplished in the field.
The FibreQuik MC1000, supporting
Fibre Channel data transfer rates of 100 MB/sec, operates two to five times
faster than the Fast/Wide SCSI and SSA interfaces currently used in Micro
Channel based RS/600 and RS/6000 SP processors. It supports 64-bit streaming
DMA transfers including the 160 MB/sec burst data rate on the Micro Channel
bus. FibreQuik's architecture employs an embedded RISC processor and separate
integrated FIFOs for simultaneous data transmit and receive. Only one interrupt
is generated for each SCSI operation, resulting in ultra high performance with
minimal host CPU overhead.
Dynamic Path Failover (DPF)
software along with two FibreQuik MC1000S.in each host server provides full
data availability in the event of an adapter, cable, or RAID controller failure
(in dual controller configurations). In addition, with dual Fibre loops
in a Fibre Channel disk array the Fibre Channel data rate can be effectively
doubled to 200 MB/s.