GigaTech Products Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel Solutions

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Powering Connectivity with Superior Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel Solutions

At GigaTech Products, we recognize that diverse networking environments require varied solutions. This is why we offer a broad spectrum of networking products that cater to specific needs and applications. Whether you are seeking the flexibility and versatility of Ethernet for your local area network, the high-speed and low latency of InfiniBand for your data center, or the reliability and security of Fibre Channel for your storage area network, GigaTech has got you covered.


  • Ethernet: Flexible, scalable, cost-effective technology for networking in home and businesses.
  • Staple technology for daily internet use and enterprise communications.
  • Widely adopted due to its versatility, affordability, and seamless integration into various networking applications.


  • InfiniBand: Low latency, high throughput for supercomputing, AI, and data centers.
  • Key in finance, academia, and scientific research for high-performance computing.
  • Growing platform with RDMA design and stable connectivity across various topologies and applications.

Fibre Channel

  • Fibre Channel: Reliable, high-speed technology for storage networking in data centers.
  • Ideal for industries with large data storage and quick access needs, like cloud services and banking.
  • Built-in security features, lossless data transfer, and SAN structure make Fibre Channel a powerful tool in storage area networks (SANs).

Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel Networking: An Overview and Comparison

Ethernet Networking

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), and wide area networks (WAN).


Ethernet is considered the most widely used network technology. Used in home and corporate networks for connecting devices such as computers, printers, and switches within the same building or nearby locations, all the way to datacenter driven information across the world.


Speeds can vary from 10Mbps up to 400 Gbps currently with plans of elevating in the future.


Ethernet is highly scalable and flexible, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.


InfiniBand is a high-performance, multi-purpose networking technology primarily used in data centers and high-performance computing (HPC) environments.


Used in supercomputers, data centers, and environments where low latency and high data throughput are critical.


InfiniBand supports high data rates, with standard speeds ranging from 2.5 Gbps to 800 Gbps.

Advanced Features

InfiniBand includes advanced features such as quality of service and failover, and it can handle both storage and network traffic

Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

Utilizes bandwidth without hindering the central processing unit (CPU), making it critical in super computing applications and AI development.

Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel is a high-speed network technology primarily used for storage networking in data centers.


Fibre Channel is primarily used in storage area networks (SAN) in data centers, providing high-speed connectivity between servers and storage devices.


Fibre Channel provides high-speed data transfer rates from 2 Gbps to 128 Gbps.


Fibre Channel is known for its reliability, lossless data transmission, and robust error correction features.

Ethernet Networking

What is Ethernet Networking?

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN), metropolitan area networks (MAN), and wide area networks (WAN).

What speeds are available?

The technology supports data rates ranging from 10 Megabits per sec (Mbps) to 400 Gigabits per sec (Gbps) with plans to elevate in future.

Where is Ethernet used?

Ethernet is commonly utilized to connect devices in a network, particularly for local networks in specific organizations such as company offices, school campuses and hospitals. This is due to the fact that Ethernet offers reliable, secure, and rapid data transfer capability.

Features and Advantages

Ubiquity & Compatibility

Ethernet is the most widely adopted networking technology in the world. It is supported by virtually all computers, servers, and network equipment, making it highly compatible with existing infrastructure.


Ethernet is an affordable option for networking as it is widely available and cost-effective. Ethernet hardware, specifically network interface cards (NICs) and switches, are relatively cost-effective when compared to the alternatives such as InfiniBand or Fibre Channel.


Ethernet is highly scalable and offers flexibility in bandwidth requirements. With speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 400 Gbps and beyond, organizations can easily expand their networks as needed. Multiple Ethernet connections can be combined by cascading switches to create larger networks.

Convergence and Consolidation

Ethernet is capable of supporting several protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, iSCSI, NFS, and more. Due to this, it is possible to combine and streamline different types of traffic, such as data, storage, and management, using one single Ethernet infrastructure.

Link Bandwidth Capability Timeline

Ethernet Applications

Ethernet LAN Topology

Ethernet Speed Chart

StandardData RateForm Factors
100Base100 MB/sSFP
1000Base1 GB/sSFP
10GBase10 GB/sSFP+; XFP; X2; XENPAK
25GBase25 GB/sSFP28
40GBase40 GB/sQSFP+
100GBase100 GB/sQSFP28
400GBase400 GB/sQSFP-DD; OSFP

Infiniband Networking

What is InfiniBand ?

InfiniBand is a high-performance, multi-purpose networking technology primarily used in data centers and high-performance computing (HPC) environments.

What speeds are available?

The technology supports high data rates ranging from 2.5 Gigabits per sec (Gbps) to 800 Gbps

Where is InfiniBand used?

This technology is perfect for applications that require high performance, such as supercomputers and HPC environments. Thanks to its low processing overhead, it can also free up central processing unit resources for other operations. Additionally, InfiniBand is a well-proven technology that can support extreme workloads.

Features and Advantages

Superior performance

Superior performance: Most of the world’s fastest commercially available supercomputers leverage the InfiniBand interconnect.


InfiniBand’s ultra-low latencies, with measured delays of 1µs end to end, greatly accelerate many data center and high performance computing (HPC) applications.


InfiniBand provides direct support of advanced reliable transport protocols such as Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) to enhance the efficiency of customer workload processing.

Cost effectiveness

InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters and switches are very competitively priced and create a compelling price/performance advantage over alternative technologies.

Fabric consolidation and low energy usage

InfiniBand consolidates networking, clustering, and storage data over a single fabric lowering the overall power, real estate and management overhead.

Reliable, stable connections

InfiniBand meets the mission-critical needs of today’s enterprise by enabling fully redundant and lossless I/O fabrics, with automatic path failover and link layer multi-pathing abilities to meet the highest levels of availability.

Link Bandwidth Capability Timeline

Theoretical effective
throughput (Gb/s)
1x Link813.642550100200400
4x Link3254.541002004008001600
8x Link64109.0820040080016003200
12x Link96163.64300600120024004800

InfiniBand Applications

Dual Star InfiniBand Topology


GPUDirect technology from NVIDIA facilitates direct data exchange between multiple GPUs, third-party network adapters, solid-state drives, and other PCIe devices. GPUDirect allows for peer-to-peer transfers between GPUs and remote direct memory access (RDMA), ideal for High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML) applications. P2P transfers enable data exchanges between two GPUs on a host without relying on host memory, easing the burden on the host CPU, while multi-host RDMA allows a Host Channel Adapter (HCA) to directly read and write GPU memory data buffers and transfer the data through a remote HCA to a GPU on another host, bypassing host memory and reducing host CPU involvement. Both approaches exhibit significant performance improvements for GPU accelerated HPC and ML/DL applications.

No GPUDirect P2P

Without GPUDirect P2P, the host CPU must transfer data from one GPU’s memory, to host memory, and then into the second GPU’s memory.

GPUDirect P2P

With GPUDirect P2P, the data can be transferred directly without host CPU involvement and without data being transferred to host memory.

Fibre Channel Networking

What is Fibre Channel?

Fibre Channel (FC) is a high-speed, reliable, and scalable networking technology. It provides a dedicated and robust infrastructure for connecting servers and storage devices, enabling the efficient and secure transfer of large volumes of data.

What speeds are available?

The technology supports data rates ranging from 1 to 128 gigabits per second (Gbps) and allows for long-distance connections, making it suitable for both local and wide area networks.

Where is Fibre Channel used?

Fibre Channel has become a standard in the storage industry, providing a foundation for storage networks and facilitating the efficient management and sharing of data among servers and storage arrays.

Features and Advantages

High Performance

Optimized for block-level storage traffic, making it ideal for applications that require fast and reliable data access such as database operations.

Lossless and Reliable

Critical for storage environments where data integrity is crucial, as even a small amount of data loss or corruption can have significant consequences.


Ability to connect thousands of devices, including servers, storage arrays, and tape libraries, using fabric switches.


Built-in security features, such as zoning and logical unit number (LUN) masking, which help control access to storage resources.

Link Bandwidth Capability Timeline

Fibre Channel Applications

SAN (Storage Area Network) infrastructure utilizing an FC switch between server and storage

Fibre Channel Speed Chart

ProductForm FactorThroughputLine Rate
1Gb FCSFP200 MB/s1.055 GBd
2Gb FCSFP400 MB/s2.125 Gbd
4Gb FCSFP800 MB/s4.25 GBd
8Gb FCSFP+1600 MB/s8.5 GBd
16 Gb FCSFP+3200 MB/s17 GBd
32Gb FCSFP286400 MB/s34 GBd
64Gb FCQSFP+ / SFP-DD12800 MB/s68 GBd
128Gb FCQSFP2825600 MB/s136 GBd


In conclusion, the choice between Ethernet, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel depends largely on the specific needs of the environment and industry. By understanding the features and benefits of each, businesses can make informed decisions about which technology will best meet their networking needs.