Pronounced eye skuzzy. Short for Internet SCSI, an IP-based standard for linking data storage devices over a network and transferring data by carrying SCSI commands over IP networks. iSCSI supports a Gigabit Ethernet interface at the physical layer, which allows systems supporting iSCSI interfaces to connect directly to standard Gigabit Ethernet switches and/or IP routers. When an operating system receives a request it generates the SCSI command and then sends an IP packet over an Ethernet connection. At the receiving end, the SCSI commands are separated from the request, and the SCSI commands and data are sent to the SCSI controller and then to the SCSI storage device. iSCSI will also return a response to the request using the same protocol.
iSCSI is important to SAN technology because it enables a SAN to be deployed in a LAN, WAN or MAN.
iSCSI was developed by the IETF and became an official standard in February 2003.
A patented technology that adds Internet functionality to some Logitech brands of mice and keyboards through the use of software and iTouch Web site. The iTouch (a registered trademark) allows users with already established Internet service providers to access and navigate the Internet with the press of a single button. The iTouch, when used with […]
A media player by Apple Computer that is used for playing digital music or video files. iTunes is also used to purchase digital music files or subscribe to podcasts through Apple’s iTunes Music Store. The iTunes player is also an interface on the iPod and iPhone. The iTunes media player was launched in 2001.
The iWarp project was started in 1988 to investigate issues involved in building and using high performance computer systems with powerful communication support. It is an experimental parallel system based on the idea of integrating a VLIW processor and a sophisticated fine-grained communication system on a single chip. iWarp was designed and built jointly by […]
The name given to the Sony Corp. implementation of the IEEE 1394 standard. It’s the 4-pin or 6-pin bi-directional digital cable link between your Sony camcorder products and devices such as your PC or digital television, for example. i.LINK is also called FireWire or IEE 1394.
A small picture that represents an object or program. Icons are very useful in applications that use windows, because with the click of a mouse button you can shrink an entire window into a small icon. (This is sometimes called minimizing.) To redisplay the window, you merely move the pointer to the icon and click […]