High Performance Parallel Interface


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High Performance Parallel Interface

(hardware, standard)
(HIPPI, previously HPPI) A connection-oriented, point-to-point networking standard using circuit-switching technology at a speed of 800 Mbits/s or 1.6 Gbits/s (simplex or full-duplex). HIPPI is often used for short distances (up to 10km depending on cable type) to connect a supercomputer to routers, frame buffers, mass-storage peripherals and other computers.

HIPPI was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and is now ANSI standard X3T9/88-127. Standards for interconnecting with ATM, SONet, and fibre channel are in development.

HIPPI Networking Forum.
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In May 1998, ODS acquired Essential Communications, now called Essential, an ODS Networks Company, a market leader in High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) technology.
Most importantly, Vixel's fiber optic transceiver products operate across a wide range of standardized platforms including: Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Scaleable Coherent Interface (SCI), and High Performance Parallel Interface (HiPPI).
12 /PRNewswire/ -- At the INTEROP Fall Conference here, Network Systems Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: NSCO) and its subsidiary Vitalink announced an interface for its Data Exchange (DX) routers that provides a connection to the ANSI standard High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI), which defines an 800 Mbps channel.
Minneapolis, from 1986 to 1992, where this group had responsibility for High Performance Parallel Interface (HiPPI) products.
Most importantly, Vixel's fiber optic transceiver products will operate across a wide range of standardized platforms including: Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Scaleable Coherent Interface (SCI), and High Performance Parallel Interface (HiPPI).
The device is planned to be media independent, allowing it eventually to work simultaneously with standards such as both serial and parallel High Performance Parallel Interface (HiPPI), FibreChannel, ATM/Sonet and others including the lower speed Fibre Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) protocol.

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