1) FICON, what is it? I know it stands for fiber connectivity, but what is it? Is it another name for the FC protocol?...
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If it is something different, what is it and what are its uses?
2) InfiniBand, it's a type of I/O technology, but I'veI also read articles describing it as a protocol like iSCSI. How can this be seeing that PCI isn't considered a protocol?
FICON is the Fibre Channel version of ESCON. Escon was the first fiber optic I/O channel technology developed by IBM for mainframe system and storage connectivity. Escon was limited to 17MB/sec bandwidth.
You are correct. IB is not a protocol. IB is a serial system bus. IB will transport other protocols such as IP and VI.
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