Intel has released source code for a server software project that lets Fibre Channel communications run on a more ordinary Ethernet network.
Fibre Channel is a higher-end network technology used to connect storage systems to servers. Intel and networking giant Cisco Systems are among those working to adapt it for ordinary and ubiquitous Ethernet technology, a technology called Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), appropriately enough.
To further the project, Intel on Tuesday announced the Open-FCoE.org to house the source code. It's governed by version 2 of the General Public License.
The code itself was announced in November on the project mailing list by Robert Love, a kernel programmer and Intel employee.