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Issue No. 02 - February (1993 vol. 42)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 138-150
<p>The proposed HIPPI standard, a connection-oriented communication standard for very-high-speed interconnection systems connecting high-end computing systems, is discussed. The problems of managing connections and of configuring the interconnection system as either a single crossbar switch or as a clique of crossbar switches are considered. Three connection management policies are introduced: a centralized policy, a broadcast policy, and a distributed policy. To compare these policies for different system configurations, a set of models is introduced and used to evaluate a range of interconnection system configurations. The results of these models and the use of a cost measure make it possible to compare the cost and performance of different configurations and alternative connection management policies.</p>
high performance parallel interface; HIPPI interconnection system; standard; connection-oriented communication standard; very-high-speed interconnection systems; high-end computing systems; crossbar switch; centralized policy; broadcast policy; distributed policy; system configurations; cost measure; network interfaces; protocols.

A. Ganz, M. Kienzle and I. Chlamtac, "An HIPPI Interconnection System," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 42, no. , pp. 138-150, 1993.
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