Fibre Channel – Enabling High Performance Storage & Networking Applications
Critical I/O’s Fibre Channel interfaces allow system designers to easily integrate Fibre Channel into storage and networking I/O (processor to processor) applications. Critical I/O Fibre Channel products employ a Silicon Stack architecture which completely offloads all protocol processing into dedicated silicon, unlike FPGA-based Fibre Channel products which push the upper layer protocol processing (e.g. FC-SCSI) back onto the host (“software stack”). With industry-leading software capability, a Silicon Stack architecture, and support for industry standard protocols such as SCSI and RDMA, Critical I/O Fibre Channel solutions enable high sustained throughput, ultra-low host processor overhead and very low latency.