Fibre Channel and SCSI: Compare and Contrast
Tuesday, November 24, 7:00-9:00 pm
College of DuPage Room SRC-1024
Many people are familiar with the SCSI storage interface and its
many variations (Wide, Narrow, Differential, Ultra, etc.). This
session will present a basic review of SCSI from which comparisons
can be made in discussing Fibre Channel. This session will
concentrate on Fibre Channel including topologies, protocols,
configuration issues, as well as compare its strengths to SCSI.
This session will present examples and discussions on Fibre Channel
topologies (Point to Point, Hub/Loop, and Switch) as well as cabling
(Copper, Optical) and what components are needed. The attendee
will gain a better understanding of what Fibre Channel is, what it
is not TODAY, and what it will be tomorrow.
Sample applications and implementations will also be presented using
Fibre Channel, as well as a combination of Fibre Channel and SCSI.
Greg brings over 17 years systems experience ranging from PCs, Open
Systems, Mainframes and most everything in between. Greg has worked
with applications including transportation, financial, manufacturing,
healthcare, insurance, telco, and utilities. Greg has worked as
a programmer, analyst, capacity planner, storage consultant and
has a masters in software engineering. Greg has spoken at numerous
conferences, and has had material published in several journals.
Greg works closely with customers developing high performance,
highly available I/O and storage solutions for mission critical
and enterprise applications including OLTP and data warehouse.
Greg has presented at Server I/O, InforStor, SURF, ATT/NCR Conference,
DECUS and is currently scheduled for the Fibre Channel Technology
Conference in San Jose in September, UniForum in Chicago during
August, and several other pending engagements. Greg has had material
published in Digital Journal, Sys. Admin. Journal, and Computer
Technology Review. This is in addition to regular speaking
engagements and presentations with customers, industry and financial
The next meeting of UniForum Chicago will be
from 7:00 pm to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 1998 at the College of DuPage.
The address of the meeting facility is:
College of DuPage
Building SRC, Rm 1024
22nd and Lambert
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
Take 355 to Butterfield Rd (Rt 56).
Butterfield West to Lambert Rd. Lambert Rd North to first
right after College Road. Park in lots 7 or 8 and
walk to SRC building. Room 1024 is on the first floor of the
SRC building, near the entrance.
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