Advanced Switching to Exceed Port Shipments of 5.5 Million by 2008.
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Recent Reports from the Linley Linley is a surname, and may refer to
Metz International Predict Rapid and Steady Adoption of Advanced
Recent reports released by The Linley Group, Metz International and Crystal Cube Consulting indicate a promising future for the growth and adoption of the Advanced Switching Interconnect (1) To attach one device to another.
(2) A physical port (plug, socket) or wireless port (transmitter, receiver) used to attach one device to another. (ASI ASI,
n See Anxiety Sensitivity Index. ) standard. The Crystal Cube and Metz report, titled, "Bus Wars The Sequel: Life in the Fast Lane," indicates that ASI is projected to experience significant growth in ports and revenue through 2008, and offers a robust ecosystem that will reduce costs and development risks and accelerate time to market for adopters. The Linley Group report, "A Guide to Switch Fabrics, Third Edition," predicts a major shift to support ASI over the next few years.
ASI is a technology, based on PCI Express A high-speed peripheral interconnect from Intel introduced in 2002. Note that although sometimes abbreviated "PCX," PCI Express is not the same as "PCI-X" (see PCI-SIG and PCI-X for comparison). As a result of the confusion, "PCI-E" or "PCIe" is the accepted abbreviation. , which enables the standardization standardization
In industry, the development and application of standards that make it possible to manufacture a large volume of interchangeable parts. Standardization may focus on engineering standards, such as properties of materials, fits and tolerances, and drafting of proprietary backplane An interconnecting device that has sockets for printed circuit boards to plug into.
Passive and Active
Although resistors may be used, a "passive" backplane adds no processing in the circuit. architectures. Because it uses the same physical-link and data-link layers as the PCI Express standard, it's able to exploit a vast ecosystem of products currently available to the market. Industry analysts credit the innovativeness of the standard as well as the long-standing viability and marketplace acceptance of PCI Express to the anticipated growth of ASI.
"Advanced Switching is expected to see substantial growth beginning in the 2nd half of 2005," said Ernie Bergstrom Berg·strom , Sune Karl 1916-2004.
Swedish biochemist and physician. He shared a 1982 Nobel Prize for research into the chemical structure of prostaglandins. , principal analyst for Crystal Cube Consulting. "Because of its ability to seamlessly enable interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other. between proprietary systems and ease the increasing complexities facing design engineers, ASI is sure to be a winner across a number of industries such as storage, communications and computing computing - computer . By year-end 2008, we anticipate ASI to generate revenues of nearly one billion dollars, while port projections are expected to reach approximately 5.5 million ports."
The "Bus Wars Update" report focuses on the influences that the switch fabric design will have on the high-speed, peer-to-peer market and how bus architecture standards will fare in that environment. It includes:
-- An analysis of features required for switched interconnects
for the communications market;
-- A common set of more than 50 questions, which were posed to 11
leading silicon companies, including the leading switch fabric
vendors. Their answers are included without editing;
-- A clear view of the technical differences between the
-- A comparison of salient features related to communications;
-- A technical, economic and business overview of the standards;
-- An overview of the value chain as seen by systems designers
and end users;
-- An update on the five year revenue forecast through 2008.
The Linley Group report takes a closer look at the industry's leading switch fabric vendors and covers switch fabric requirements, features, architectures, standards and trends. Senior Analyst Jag Bolaria said, "We expect the market will ultimately shift to merchant fabrics using standard protocols and backplanes. Advanced Switching is a comprehensive fabric specification that has broad industry support. We expect first ASI fabrics to sample in 2005."
"ASI is one of the fundamental building blocks of the future when it comes to switched interconnectivity," said Rajeev Kumar Rajeev Kumar ()–famous Activist and Educationist from New Delhi, India. Founder of MASS Movement and Action for Social Services-(मास).
Major Projects : (1) SARLA – He is running a chain of Sewing centres in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, , president of the Advanced Switching Interconnect Special Interest Group (ASI SIG). "These two reports clearly indicate that the marketplace recognizes this, as well as the long-term Long-term
Three or more years. In the context of accounting, more than 1 year.
1. Of or relating to a gain or loss in the value of a security that has been held over a specific length of time. Compare short-term. benefits ASI will deliver to every ecosystem."
To view more information on the Crystal Cube Consulting and Metz International report visit: www.crystalcubeconsulting.com. To view more information on the Linley Group report visit: http://www.linleygroup.com/Reports/fabric_guide.html.
About the ASI SIG
The Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG is a non-profit collaborative trade organization chartered with providing a switched fabric interconnect standard (see Mission above). This fabric technology has been developed by the Arapahoe Working Group -- an industry group collaborating to develop and support a switched interconnect and data fabric interface specification for communications equipment, termed Advanced Switching Interconnect (ASI) based on the PCI Express architecture. The technology and intellectually property developed by the AWG (American Wiring Gauge) A U.S. measurement standard of the diameter of non-ferrous wire, which includes copper and aluminum. In general, the thicker the wire, the greater the current-carrying capacity and the longer the distance it can span. was transferred to the ASI SIG in late 2003. The ASI SIG, consisting of a board of directors as well as members, defines, develops and markets ASI. Different membership levels provide differing levels of influence, involvement and responsibility. The overall tasks performed by the members of the SIG include technical and enabling support as well as enabling the industry to adopt the ASI specification. The board of directors includes Agere, Alcatel, Huawei, Intel, Siemens, Vitesse and Xilinx.