PRO+ Premium Content/Storage magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
Vol. 2 No. 10 December 2003

Is there a need for more speed?

Navy wants 40Gb/s--soon Don't try to tell Hank Dardy that 4Gb/s and 10Gb/s Fibre Channel (FC) constitute overkill. The U.S. Navy's chief scientist for advanced computing says current-generation 2Gb/s FC isn't fast enough to support the advanced visualization applications he's building today. He needs 10Gb/s bandwidth now, and he can see a need for 40Gb/s in the not-too-distant future. He believes the best bet for delivering the low-cost interconnect bandwidth he needs may turn out to be InfiniBand, not FC. Dardy is heading up a Navy effort, known internally as .Geo, that involves prototyping and building a large visualization infrastructure and applications for the Department of Defense and scientific researchers. Rather than replicating the large image files that feed the visualization application, Dardy's team is building a system that can access them remotely via a distributed file system, then stream them directly over a high-bandwidth WAN. "We don't have a copy of everything here, but we have active agents out on the ...

Access this PRO+ Content for Free!

By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.

Safe Harbor

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

This Content Component encountered an error

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Close