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host channel adapter (HCA)

InfiniBand concept with HCA and TCA

InfiniBand concept with HCA and TCA

The HostChannelAdapter (HCA) is a component of the InfiniBand that serves as a connection component between the processors and the external peripherals. The HCA has direct access to memory and processors and is responsible for data transport. It communicates with the Target Channel Adapters (TCA) via the InfiniBand switch.

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Updated at: 03.03.2008
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