Krishna Mallampati, PLX Technology
EETimes (3/21/2013 11:39 AM EDT)
As kids we were taught that sharing is good. The semiconductor industry seems to have forgotten the spirit of that lesson, but one technology that reminds us of what our parents taught us is PCI Express (PCIe). Multiple vendors have tried to use this ubiquitous interconnecting technology to enable the sharing of I/O endpoints and, therefore, lowering system costs, power requirements, maintenance, and upgrading needs. PCIe-based sharing of I/O endpoints is expected to make a huge difference in the multi-billion dollar datacenter market.
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