This publication documents IRIS Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) release 2.3 and supports the IRIX 6.5 operating system running on the Origin Series and the Onyx2, CHALLENGE, and Onyx platforms. It explains the design philosophy and usage of the application programming interface (API) to IRIS ATM. The document assumes familiarity with the IRIX networking environment (which is based on UNIX) and basic programming in the C language.
The IRIS ATM product is hardware and software that together allow applications to transmit and receive data over an ATM connection. IRIS ATM is an excellent data communication or networking solution for applications that require high-speed, constant, or nearly constant data rates.
The following documents contain additional information that might be helpful:
IRIS ATM-OC3 Board for CHALLENGE and Onyx Installation Instructions, publication 108-0113-xxx
IRIS ATM-OC3c 4Port XIO Board Installation Instructions for Origin2000 and Onyx2, publication 108-0159- xxx
IRIS ATM Configuration Guide, publication 007-2333-xxx
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ATM Adaptation Layer
address resolution protocol
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
broadband low-layer information
AAL5 convergence sublayer protocol data unit
interim local management interface
logical link control/sub-network access protocol
permanent virtual circuit
Quality of Service
switched virtual circuit
virtual channel connection
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