ethernet and switches, was Re: [rescue] Mozilla Firefox
mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 23 11:21:16 CDT 2004
On Apr 23, 2004, at 11:19 AM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> Wait, I thought Shawn said he was using a bunch of different equipment
> on his jumbo gige vlan.
I guess he chose equipment that's interoperable. ;)
>> I have two HIPPI switches. I paid $50 for one and $100 for the
>> other. I believe Brian (up near you) has at least three of them
>> (though physically very large ones) that aren't doing anything. But
>> otherwise I agree with your points.
> You have two now?
I've had two for a long time.
> Does that mean you will now be able to do more than cross-link only
> two machines? Will we see the Alpha, Cray, and SGI all on the same
> HIPPI net now?
I'm not running them yet. I got cables for them last fall, but I
currently can't afford to run the Cray, so there's very little point.
The Alpha and SGI have serial (fiber) HIPPI, and the Crays have
parallel HIPPI. I need to find a way to bridge them...either some sort
of converter or a serial line card for one of the HIPPI switches.
I've been working on a point-to-point HIPPI link between the AS4100
(file server) and the Origin 2000, but I haven't been able to make it
work yet. There is essentially zero documentation about it, and it is
> Then you will just need to figure out a way to get a G5 onto the
> HIPPI net (well, that and a way to pay for the G5).
That too. ;)
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
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