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Cluster Interconnect Futures?

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The Question is:

Cluster interconnect futurs
With GigaEthernet coming around the corner where
does this leave Memory Channel as a Cluster interconnect ?  Being a
proprietary technology we don't feel that Compaq will persue MC investments.
I taught I'd read a news flash about a "MC II" plan but can't find it on the
net. I guess the most anoying sp
ec about MC is its distance limitation, but the again I also
think I read something about FiberChannel soon
being supported as a cluster interconnet!
Your insight appreciated. Please provide references on the Web if they're
out there.

The Answer is :

  Memory Channel II (MC2) support is available in OpenVMS V7.2-1.
  Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, and Fibre Channel are technologies that may
  be supported as cluster interconnects in future OpenVMS releases
  after V7.2 -- work on supporting switched interconnects such as these
  as cluster interconnects is presently underway.
  Specific Fibre Channel configurations are supported in OpenVMS V7.2-1,
  with additional configurations and support expected.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-JUN-2000 )

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