HIPPI networks - popular as connections among supercomputers and high-end workstations - have not yet become widespread in distributed computing because of their distance limitations. This article compares two schemes that overcome this restriction and provide high bandwidth utilization: HIPPI tunneling and IP routing.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
F19628-94-C-0044, and through Air Force Systems Command, contract number F19628-92-C-0072), the University of Minnesota-IBM Shared Research Project, and NSF Grant CDA-9502979. Sponsors of the Distributed Multimedia Research Center (DMRC) are US West Communications, Honeywell, IVI Publishing, Computing Devices International, and Network Systems Corporation. The opinions, interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by either DARPA or the US Air Force.
For their valuable support, we express our sincere gratitude to Dan Mack and Mike McShane at the University of Minnesota, and to Scott Hauck at NetStar. Support for this work came from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (through AFB, contract number