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Other manufacturers producing
-compatible equipment include Optica Technologies, and InfoPrint Solutions Company, which offers high-volume printers that can attach via
channel port is capable of multiple concurrent data exchanges (a maximum of 32) in full duplex mode. Information for active exchanges is transferred in Fibre Channel sequences mapped as
"Information Units" (IUs) which consist of one to four Fibre Channel frames, only the first of which carries 32 bytes of
(FC-SB-3) mapping protocol. Each
exchange may transfer one or many such IUs.
Drives used ESCON,
, Fibre Channel, or SCSI interfaces.
Several modified Thunderflashes were used in the
Disk storage products that can be attached via
Managed File Transfer products that support
Examples with and without the
Hardware Security Module (HSM) products that support
At the time, Brocade's main rival, McDATA, held over 90% market share in director segment, owing to a strong position first in the ESCON market, and then in the
market. The SilkWorm 12000 director gained over one-third of the market share after its release in 2002. Brocade added mainframe customers with
CUP support on the SilkWorm 12000.
The later American
-equipped modified B-36 Peacemaker bombers. The B-29 Superfortress and B-36 bombers were tested as carriers for the RF-84K Thunderflash (
project) and XF-85 Goblin fighters.
is technically quite similar to more popular storage protocols, such as FCP. Both
and FCP share levels 1–3 of Fibre Channel specifications. Some administrators argue that
offers somewhat easier troubleshooting in mainframe environments, but the inherent technical advantages and disadvantages between
and FCP are much alike. Some mainframe-specific setups, such as GDPS, require
(or its predecessor ESCON). Mainframe-attached storage, such as IBM's System Storage DS8000, often supports both protocols. The storage is divided into fixed block storage volumes and mainframe-specific CKD/ECKD storage volumes. To access the fixed block volumes, one uses FCP. To access the CKD/ECKD volumes, one uses the
Protocols used by I/O channels to communicate with peripheral devices include ESCON and newer
In America the FIghter CONveyer (
) trapeze system was developed for carrying, launching and recovering parasite fighters.
switching platforms are still in use. These include the McDATA 6064, CNT UMD, and CNT (Inrange) FC/9000. Inrange was acquired by CNT in 2003, CNT was acquired by McDATA in 2005, and in 2007 McDATA was in turn acquired by Brocade Communications Systems. Approximately 80% of
directors and switches installed in mainframe environments were Brocade products at the time. McDATA was well established in the mainframe directors space, manufacturing the 9032-3 and 9032-5 ESCON directors for IBM, as well as the
Bridge Card. Brocade has many co-patents with IBM for
and ESCON technology. Cisco Systems was a relative newcomer to this space, with their first
director coming out in 2003.
In 1956 the entire
project was canceled, but the wing continued strategic reconnaissance until it was inactivated in 1957.
is used exclusively with computers based on the IBM z/Architecture (current descendant of System/360, System/370, etc.), commonly called mainframes.
and its predecessors are the only protocols sufficient to communicate with traditional mainframe peripheral devices, especially for z/OS. However, most mainframe operating systems also support FCP (SCSI command set over Fibre Channel).
In May 2006, IBM added 4 Gigabit
and FCP support to the System z9 for faster I/O to storage devices. IBM also added a lower cost 2-port 4 Gbit
/FCP I/O adapter to the System z9 option list.
may employ Fibre Channel fiber optic cables with either "short" wavelength (multi-mode; 62.5 or 50 micrometer core) or "long" wavelength (single mode; 9 micrometer core). Long wavelength is used in the majority of applications owing to its superior optical power budget and bandwidth.
cannot use "Copper" Fibre Channel cables.
There are other supporting processors typically installed inside mainframes such as cryptographic accelerators (CryptoExpress), the OSA-Express networking processor, and
Express disk I/O processors.
Linux on z also supports less expensive disk storage devices than z/OS because Linux does not require
or ESCON attachment, although z/OS may use disk space more efficiently, on balance, due to hardware-assisted database compression common on z/OS and the smaller number of operating system instances z/OS typically requires. There are also some operational advantages using some
-attached storage with Linux on z, for example support for z/VM Live Guest Relocation.
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