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Re: spirit datacine



on the subject of data transfer from Spirit: Seems to me it would be
desirable to get BTS to support fibre-channel either along with or even
instead of HIPPI. FC is capable of similar performance and a much more
attractive future path. Since FC is both a disk channel AND network
technology, and already widely supported amongst the disk mfrs, it will
benefit very quickly from high volume in a way HIPPI never will. HIPPI is
more mature at the moment (and hence a very understandable choice for r&d in
the recent past by BTS (and DL for that matter)) - but it lives in a world
where mature means one foot in the grave!

Note also the multiple vendor endoresment for FC as the preferable high speed
studio network technology: Tektronix/HP/SGI.