View Full Version : Fiber channel vs. Infiniband for SAN traffic
01-25-2012, 08:33 PM
Besides cost, what is the main difference between the two technologies? I haven't worked with any fiber channel or infiniband before just iSCSI.
01-26-2012, 03:23 PM
The technologies are similar but they handle bursts of traffic differently. FC is common on SANs and infiniband is usually seen in large clustered environments where servers are doing a lot of processing of data. Render farms and other clusters used for math research take advantage of inifinband because the latency is lower, and the I/O is better all around. As you indicated in your post, the cost of deploying infiniband is much higher than FC.
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