|| ||"Donald D. Woelz" <don-AT-videopropulsion.com>|
|| ||Fri, 23 Apr 2004 10:26:59 -0500|
Linux Support Added to VideoPropulsion HIPPI Offering
April 16, 2004, Slinger, WI The recently introduced VideoPropulsion
HFP-866 PCI HIPPI Network Interface Controller (NIC) received
a boost today with the addition of support for this high-performance
networking product on systems using the Linux operating system.
HIPPI users who are faced with upgrading to modern Linux platforms will not
be forced to replace their significant investment in
HIPPI infrastructure - HIPPI switches, cabling, and applications software -
with technologies that, while newer, are still lower in
performance than the 100 megabyte per second capabilities of HIPPI. The
HFP?866, with its 3.3 volt PCI signaling capability, will
allow HIPPI users to migrate seamlessly while attaining performance levels
higher than any competing product.
The PCI 66 MHz clock speed of the VideoPropulsion HFP-866 allows full use of
bus bandwidth when two controllers are attached to the
same PCI bus. The HFP-866 fully supports the HIPPI Framing Protocol
(HIPPI-FP) and API used in many legacy applications.
HIPPI technology is the preferred high-performance interconnect in the
Hollywood film post-production industry as well as in many
government and commercial high performance computing sites. VideoPropulsion,
as the only company actively designing, manufacturing,
and supporting HIPPI products today, is uniquely positioned with its new
HFP-866 to support the market for the foreseeable future.
Serial HIPPI is an ANSI standard (ANSI X3.300-1997) hardware interconnect
that provides a point-to-point connection over pairs of
optical fibers at distances up to 10 kilometers at speeds up to 800 megabits
per second. The HIPPI Framing Protocol (ANSI
X3.210-1992) defines the data framing for an efficient simplex
high-performance point-to-point interface using HIPPI devices.
VideoPropulsion is a leader in realizing cutting edge hardware and software
technologies for ultra high bandwidth network and
storage applications with an emphasis on digital video. From transport of
large, uncompressed studio quality film scans to very low
cost per stream, highly compressed television programs, VideoPropulsion
techniques have enabled its customers to create uniquely
efficient solutions for their data movement problems.
To learn more about the HFP-866 or VideoPropulsion visit the web at
For more information, contact:
Donald D. Woelz
251 Info Highway
Slinger, WI 53086 USA
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