MSCP controllers

Jochen Kunz jkunz at
Mon Oct 1 04:05:00 CDT 2007

On Sun, 30 Sep 2007 23:05:46 +0200
Johnny Billquist <bqt at> wrote:

> MSCP is really like serial SCSI (or serial ATA), only done 20 years
> earlier.
AFAIK MSCP / TMSCP is also the protocol spoken on CI and DSSI. (DSSI is
just a "cheap" parallel cable variant of CI.) So the typical VAX cluster
setup with HSCs is more similar to a FibreChannel SAN. And I think CI is
close to 30 years old.

DEC was really ahead of the time.



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