channel adapter

channel adapter

[′chan·əl ə‚dap·tər]
(computer science)
Equipment that allows devices operating at different rates of speed to be connected and data to be transferred at the slower data rate.
References in periodicals archive ?
[ClickPress, Wed Oct 10 2018] Fibre Channel Adapter Market: Introduction Network connectivity is the lifeline of any business enterprise as the adoption of data centres is on the rise.
- Superior Gen 5 Fibre Channel Connectivity: Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs deliver more than 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port, the highest level of Fibre Channel adapter performance available today, and up to 6x greater IOPS per port than the previous generation, enabling better storage performance for cloud and storage intensive applications.
According to the company, ConnectX-2 with CORE-Direct is the first host channel adapter (HCA) in the market to process in hardware application communications used by scientific simulation for data broadcast, global synchronisation and data collection.
"Our CNAs appeared to everyone's products in this ecosystem as Fibre Channel adapters. Because the operating system handles a CNA like just another Fibre Channel adapter, nothing changes for customers as they move to implement FCoE.
A slot interposer is an alternative probing method for devices that use the PCle slot, such as graphics cards or host channel adapter cards.
Protection information can be checked at the external storage system interface (channel adapter) to validate that the data through the storage transport is correct (as shown in figure 1-b).
The InfiniSwitch solution, which includes a 12/24 Port Leaf Switch and a dual port Host Channel Adapter, passed compatibility testing for three IBM eServer xSeries platforms: the x335, x345 and x440.
The fibre channel adapter is suitable for accessing fibre channel fabrics in embedded systems.
JNI continues to leverage its years of Solaris leadership in providing best-of-class Fibre Channel adapter products for EMC information storage environments.
Intel's InfiniBand suite of products, which will be used with the company's future IA-32 and upcoming Itanium-based server platforms, include the three critical components for an InfiniBand fabric - a host channel adapter, a switch and a target channel adapter.
The server connects to a channel adapter that manages the communication with the switched backplane.