Intel to drive FCoE solutions for Linux

Intel has released a software initiator package to drive the development of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solutions for the Linux operating system. FCoE is a proposed specification that will allow Fibre Channel SAN traffic to run over Ethernet.  

As part of this the package, Intel has included a target simulator, so Linux developers can test and modify the FCoE software stack.  

"Server virtualization, database growth and compliance requirements have created a greater need for network storage," said Pat Gelsinger, Senior VP and GM, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel. He added, "FCoE makes it easier and less expensive to connect servers to the SAN. We're taking a leadership role by releasing this stack and supporting industry standardization efforts. We expect the open source community to use this initiator stack to create reliable, standards-based FCoE solutions for their customers." 

The new FCoE initiator code is based on a specification being developed by the T11 in the FC-BB-5 work group. The FCoE specification is expected to be completed in 2008. 

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