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Intel open sources Fibre Channel over Ethernet package

Intel has released a software package that is intended to encourage the development of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) products for the Linux operating system.

Intel has released a software package that is intended to encourage the development of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) products for the Linux operating system.

If you are scratching your head about what FCoE is, here's an excerpt from Network World:

FCoE is a proposed specification that allows Fibre Channel storage-area-network (SAN) traffic to run over Ethernet. Consolidating LAN and SAN traffic onto a single fabric is said to simplify network infrastructure in the data center.

Linux developers can test and modify the FCoE software stack as part of the released package.

If FCoE sounds like your cup of tea, download Intel's FCoE software package.

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