The CERN interfaces HIPPI - PCI

Prototypes of the Destination and Source PCI - HIPPI Interfaces


An OSF/1 ( Digital Unix ) driver for Digital Alpha machines is actually in development. It is adapted for use in the NA 48 experiment which means that it will be optimized to move large quantities raw data in a fast way.

This driver should be ready during End 1996.

Documentation for the basic driver.

An additional part to the driver will allow transfers using TCP/IP protocol.

The TCP/IP extension should be ready December 1996,


The OSF drivers can be used on Digital Alpha VME modules running OSF/1 ( Digital Unix ).

Other projects

The CMS group is actually working on software:

INRNE is actually working on interfaces

This is one of the CERN High Speed Interconnect pages - 27 June 1996 - Arie van Praag