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The STD Bus/Ibm PC Cluster Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040052D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

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Floyd, RE Lisanke, MG Stanley, RC Stermer, TW [+details]


This article describes the utilization of two circuit cards that reside on the industry standard STD bus in order to create a communication port for the STD bus that matches the transmission network criteria of the IBM Personal Computer (PC) cluster. Both cards plug into the STD bus card rack and are connected to each other by means of a short ribbon cable. One card is referred to as the STD cluster interface card, and the other is the STD cluster control card. The purpose of the two cards is to provide the bus with a serial communication port that can be connected to the IBM PC cluster network and looks like an IBM PC to the rest of the network.