Subject: Re: load balancing
To: Paul M. Newhouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Markus Illenseer <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/1998 21:32:59
> Chris may well find HiPPI to pricey (I did mention it was more
> expensive). If memory serves, each HiPPI NIC ran ~$2500 and a
> loaded switch was in the $20K-$25K range. Not your typical SOHO
> choice/option *8^) but, it was something he could look into.
I dont think HIPPI is that expensive. CERN does build their own cards
based on PCI and glasfibre, and I happen to know the guy who is writing
the Linux-driver for them. If intrested, I pass you the email.
HIPPI though is probably not an option for distributed computing. On the
other hand it does TCP/IP in an interesting manner - the packet is
send to the kernel using DMA directly to the place where need - if I
understood the concept right.
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