Minneapolis, MN--June 18, 1996--Sustained transfer rates of 38Mbytes per second in a Fibre Channel network are claimed byAncor Communictions Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), using two standard Sun MicrosystemsUltraSPARC workstations equipped with FCS(TM) 1062 SBus Adaptersand FCS 1062 Fibre Switch, both Ancor products, over standardTCP/IP. These results show that Ancor's implementation of FibreChannel technology outperforms ATM, FDDI and Fast Ethernettechnologies, which deliver approximately 8-10 Mbytes persecond. Standard performance measurement software running onSolaris 2.5 was used for measuring the transfer rates.
In conjunction with these results, Ancor published a white papercomparing the latencies and throughput of Fibre Channel and ATMin the same configuration using the two different technologies. Written by James A. MacDonald, assistant director of the computerscience department at the University of Minnesota, the papershows that Fibre Channel had an average of 20.6 percent lower latencyand 87.2 percent higher throughput than ATM.
Ancor Communications, Inc.
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