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Joshua Boyd jdboyd at
Fri Apr 23 12:40:52 CDT 2004

>   I've had two for a long time.

Oh.  I'd only heard of one parallel only one.
>   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.

Add a Parallel HIPPI card to the Alpha?  (I know, I know, too much $$$).
>   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 
> nontrivial.

What are the symptoms?

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