High Speed Interconnect Project

The High Speed Interconnect (HSI) is a CERN/EP project that aims, by working in close collaboration with industry and High Energy Physics institutes, to provide high speed links and interfaces for Data Acquisition systems. The policy of the HSI project is to follow developments in the computer and electronics industry, to select and test components and modules and to produce commercially available systems for the experiments.

Part of the task is to gather and disseminate information. The HSI project has pages on the WWW  which provide information on standards such as ATM, HIPPI, Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, SCI and other optical links. In addition there are examples of how these technologies can be used in different parts of a Data Acquisition System.

Robert McLaren - 17-March-1988