Cisco's AIP vs HSSI

  The orginal question can be paraphrased as; "which
  board is better" (see the subject line).
  Tim S. couched his replies in the form of an ATM only
  solution. I feel that the HSSI board was not designed
  as such. Your comments seem to back up my assertions.
  I would claim that for raw throughput, and assuming
  the DS3 daughtercard for the AIP, that the HSSI board
  delivers more useful bits at the expense of an outboard
  CSU. This is based on my feeling that HDLC is more efficent
  than ATM signaling/framing.

But it's not a feeling, it's a fact :slight_smile: