HIPPI-6400-Designing for Speed [chapter]

Don E. Tolmie
1998 High Performance Computing Systems and Applications  
The emerging High-Performance Parallel Interface -6400 Mbit/s interface (HIPPI-6400), is targeted as a local area network (LAN), or system area network ( S A N ) , supporting data rates of 6400 Mbit/s (800 Mbyteh). This is eight times the speed of Gigabit Ethernet. The features used, and the design choices made, for the data link and physical layers of HIPPI-6400, to achieve this unprecedented speed are the subject of this paper. HIPPI-6400 borrowed freely from other successful technologies
more » ... ul technologies such as ATM, Ethernet and the original HIPPItaking the best features of each and melding them with some new features. HIPPI-6400 is a cost effective reliable interconnect for distances up to 1 km; it intermixes large and small messages efficiently.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-5611-4_17 fatcat:3baew5duhnd7zba3brbjv2zmta