Intel releases open-source FCoE package

By Justin Mann on December 18, 2007, 4:50 PM
Intel announced today a small gift to the Linux development community in the hopes of increasing adoption of Fiber Channel over Ethernet, a newer technology that seeks to simplify LAN and SAN networks. Intel has released a software development package called Open-FCoE, placing it under the GPLV2 license.

The advantage of FCoE is to have one less medium that traffic is carried upon, with Ethernet taking on a more responsible role in high-bandwidth situations. With the advent of 10Gbps Ethernet, such a feat is feasible, and now Intel wants to encourage development of the drivers and protocols used for it. Opening up software like this will no doubt be a boon to Intel for increased adoption.

You can read more in Intel's press release.

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