This document describes the programmatic interface to IRIS HIPPI 3.2, the Silicon Graphics implementation of the High-Performance Parallel Interface: HIPPI-800 and HIPPI-Serial protocols. This information is intended for use by developers of upper-layer applications that use HIPPI as their communication medium.
IRIS HIPPI supports the following upper layer applications:
customer-developed applications using one of the IRIS HIPPI APIs:
The application programming interfaces (APIs), described in this document, enable customers to develop or port their upper–layer applications for operation over IRIS HIPPI. Chapter 2 describes the character-device (ioctl()) API for direct access to the IRIS HIPPI subsystem (HIPPI-PH) or for data exchange using the Framing Protocol (HIPPI-FP). Chapter 3 describes IRIX' sockets-based API for the Internet Protocol (IP) network-layer stack.
standard IRIX applications:
For Internet (IP) communication, IRIS HIPPI supports IP over HIPPI-LE in conformance with RFC 1374 guidelines. All standard IRIX IP applications can use the IP–over–HIPPI interface (hip#), much as they would IP over Ethernet or FDDI. See the online InSight document IRIS HIPPI Administrator's Guide (shipped with the IRIS HIPPI software) for configuration details.
IRIS HIPPI utilities:
IRIS HIPPI includes utilities for monitoring, maintaining, and testing the IRIS HIPPI subsystem.
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