High Performance Parallel Interface definition 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
, 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
, and fibre channel
are in development.
HIPPI Networking Forum (http://esscom.com/hnf).