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.
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JNI continues to leverage its years of Solaris leadership in providing best-of-class Fibre Channel adapter products for EMC information storage environments.
5Gb JNI InfiniStar IBP-1x02 dual-port PCI-to-InfiniBand host channel adapter modules.
Intel's InfiniBand Port Logic technology is used in InfiniBand channel adapters and switches to bridge traffic between the physical layers and the higher level functions in the channel adapter switch.
The server connects to a channel adapter that manages the communication with the switched backplane.