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OpenVMS Cluster Campus Interconnections?

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The Question is:

January 5, 2000
What are the current technologies available for a campus wide cluster
interconnect?  I am wanting to cluster multiple Alpha Server 4100's or
ES40's between 2 sites with 1-2 km separating nodes.  Is it ATM, is it
Fibre?, is it Gigabit Ethernet?

The Answer is :

  Please see the OpenVMS Cluster SPD for the currently-supported
  communications interconnects.
  OpenVMS Cluster configurations are supported over FDDI, over Memory
  Channel (MC2), and over various other LAN technologies bridged or
  switched via point-to-point connections -- when sufficiently large
  bandwidths and sufficiently low latencies (eg: T3, ATM) are available
  in the interconnect.
  OpenVMS Cluster configurations currently use Fibre Channel for
  storage access, and not for System Communications Services (SCS)
  connections.  (See topic 3557 for a related discussion, among
  other topics.)

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

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