Fibre Channel gigabit switch

June 1, 1997

Fibre Channel gigabit switch

SilkWorm, a 2- to 16-port Fibre Channel gigabit switch, is designed to build scalable Fibre Channel Fabrics. The switch features shared storage among multiple servers, network scalability, fast data access and backup capabilities. It sustains a 1-Gbit/sec full-duplex transfer rate from each port, providing an aggregate bandwidth of 16 Gbits/sec. The device uses distributed, cut-through frame forwarding functions in hardware, without having to store the entire frame.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

Santa Clara, CA

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