LSI Logic's current (third) generation of GigaBlaze transceiver cores will support the latest requirements for the NGIO
Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet standards operating at serial data transmission rates of 2.
For 1Q, GSI expects net revenues of approximately $310 million and consolidated NGIO
of approximately $9.
The server systems will have native NGIO
host bridges that directly attach into the subsystem.
specification was developed to provide a direct, high-performance interface between computing devices for I/O services, such as clusters, network communication, storage and processing systems.
One of the main reasons that Future I/O members (spearheaded by Compaq Computer Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co) have criticized Intel's NGIO
specification is because they say it's too slow and won't provide enough bandwidth for next generation applications.
architecture is designed to meet the reliability and scalability demands for mission-critical applications," said Mitch Shults, director of I/O Server Marketing for Intel's Enterprise Server Group.
These standards utilize the same physical layer techniques that will be used to implement NGIO
Mitch Shultz, Intel's director of server platform marketing, admitted that NGIO
isn't based on IP but he denied that that meant the I/O traffic couldn't be transported over an IP-based network, like the internet.
InfiniHost is the culmination of years of work, dating back to the NGIO
5Gbps data transfers which the group says is five times faster than Intel's NGIO
(Next Generation Input/Output) spec.
During the quarter, Crossroads announced its participation in the InfiniBand Trade Association that is the result of the merger between the NGIO
(Next-Generation I/O) and the Future I/O organizations.
Meanwhile, Intel along with Sun Microsystems Inc, Hitachi Corp, Siemens AG and Dell Computer Corp are pushing the NGIO
spec, which has some 45 companies lined up behind it.