"We are proud to announce the availability of the industry's most integrated, scalable and comprehensive off-the-shelf switch fabric
-- and a key building block for a family of seamlessly integrated system solutions coming from Mindspeed," said Raouf Halim, CEO of Mindspeed Technologies.
For 2004, keep a sharp eye on emerging components of the intelligent storage network or switch fabric
as it evolves.
Chip maker Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) said on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire privately-held Dune Networks, a developer of switch fabric
solutions for data centre networking equipment.
Juniper Networks announced the availability of the EX8216 Ethernet switch, a 16-slot platform with a switch fabric
capacity of 12.4 terabits.<p>The EX8216 joins the eight-slot EX8208 as Juniper's modular, chassis-based LAN switch offerings.
Thales' Dual 1 GHz 74587 SBC (PowerNode3) interconnects through a PMC-RIO serial RapidIO switch fabric
PCI mezzanine card to allow the end-user to interconnect computing nodes all together inside a signal processing calculator.
If we look deeper at the products' architectures we can discern that often the limiting factor is the switch fabric
that lies at the heart of storage directors.
A modular approach allows users to scale the system as bandwidth requirements increase, and affords redundant hot swapping of all critical assemblies, including switch fabric
cards, power supplies, fans and blades.
Designed to provide the capacity needed for enterprise LAN, WAN or campus backbone infrastructures, ER16 offers 16 slots, up to 128Gb/s of non-blocking switch fabric
, support for up to 128Gb Ethernet ports or up to 460 10/100 ports and more than 4m Layer 4 application traffic flows.
Designers will have the flexibility of plugging in standard VME64x cards for parallel bus only, integrate new payload and switch cards for parallel bus and switch fabric
transport or switch fabric
"This offering is in line with the plans we announced in October to deliver a scheduled switch fabric
that enables 3D scalability," said Ofer Thy, CTO of Dune Networks.