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Topic:        Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Speaker:   Tony Hurson, Chip Architect, ServerEngines.
Date:          21st May 2009
Time:          6.30PM - 8.00PM
Venue:       AT&T Labs, 9505 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX  78759
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Talk Abstract:
This presentation provides and overview of the emerging FCoE Storage Area Network (SAN) standard. It begins with a brief historical perspective on networked storage, including block-based SANs and file-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) protocols. It then outlines the arguments for this new standard, FCoE, including the most likely deployment scenarios. Example SCSI Read and Write operations over FCoE are shown. Supplementary standards in development - IEEE 802.1Qbb Priority Pause, 802.1Qaz Enhanced Transmission Selection and 802.1Qau Congestion Notification - are outlined.

Speaker Profile:
Tony Hurson has 24 years experience in semiconductor design, verification and architecture, working in various microprocessor, multimedia and networking technologies. He co-founded OmegaBand, an InfiniBand systems company focusing on InfiniBand-to-networking bridge products, where he worked on chip and system architecture. At Agilent Technologies, he architected an InfiniBand-to-Fibre-Channel bridge chip. He is working as a chip architect with ServerEngines Corporation where he has developed Ethernet-based network and storage adapter silicon with a variety of protocol offloads, include TCP, iSCSI and iWARP. Mr Hurson has a B.S. in Microelectronics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.