Talk:Switched fabric

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Hi ,

I'm not able to understand the last line in " switched fabric in fiber-cannel" section, which states atleast one switch is required for each device. If we want to connect 2 SAN boxes & 2 Hosts (total 4 devices) , we can use 2 Nos of 4-port switches. I think you want to say that at least one switch with equal number of ports as of total number of devices is required. pls correct me if i'm not getting it properly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kcpant (talkcontribs)

The original page, before reorganization contained the statement "Among all Fibre Channel topologies this is the most expensive, since it requires at least 1 switch to establish connection between nodes." It seems that I somehow awfully misinterpreted it and wasn't thinking twice about writing that interpretation down. Thanks for noticing and letting me know! -- intgr 08:15, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Fibre Channel Fabric[edit]

It appears that this page used was used to be called Fibre Channel Fabric, and later generalized into the current Switched fabric article. But now it's not clear why the article talks so much about Fibre Channel - why does it have a Fibre Channel section (and not e.g., a Ethernet or Infiniband section), why can't the examples there be about switched fabrics in general, not just fibre channel - and why do we have a "fibre channel" infobox on the right of the article.Nyh (talk) 09:13, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

The present content reflects the usage of term "fabric", quite widespread in the area of FC and less popular with IB or Eth, but that's just my opinion. If the mistake here is about the word "switched", I would like to point out that not every switched network is called a switched fabric (for historical reasons as well as technical). No problem, feel free to expand with other infoboxes/navigational boxes/pictures/text. --Kubanczyk (talk) 09:56, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Different Meaning of Switching Fabric[edit]

In class, we used the term "switching fabric" in the sense of the hardware and software that directs an input to the right output port in a network node. This definition is also found here: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/switching-fabric . It is also what seems to be used in the article on HOL blocking. This is a different definition from what is given here (I believe) and I think it should be mentioned in the article. I've heard that term for the first time this week though, so maybe someone else with could add it? 2001:638:208:FD5F:F2B4:79FF:FE18:F5A7 (talk) 13:04, 26 June 2013 (UTC)