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LinuxPR: Essential Announces Linux Driver for HIPPI 800

The new software driver, based on the Linux operating
system, allows for the inclusion of low-cost Linux platforms within
HIPPI networks.

“Essential Communications, a leading supplier of high speed
networking products, today announced the availability of a Linux
driver for its PCI host bus adapter based on the High Performance
Parallel Interface (HIPPI 800) standard.”

“The new software driver, based on the Linux operating system,
allows for the inclusion of low-cost Linux platforms within HIPPI
networks. This driver extends the HIPPI 800 network advantages of
very high speed (800 Megabits / second) data file transfer
capability and low CPU utilization to Linux platforms. Users will
now have Linux platform connectivity to high performance computing
resources that utilize HIPPI technology such as storage area
networks (SANs) and high performance server farms.”

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