Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

August 16, 2016, San Francisco—Al Yanes from the PCI-SIG provided an update on the organization its core standards. Although no new capabilities are ready for release, the underlying technologies and standards are showing robust growth. The organization continues to grow with over 730 member companies now involved. The primary focus is on creating specifications and [...]

June 23, 2015, PCI-SIG Dev-Con, Santa Clara, CA—Al Yanes and Ramin Neshati updated the status of the latest revisions to the PCI specifications. The organization continues to work on low power and alternate form factors for their interface specifications. The PCI-SIG defines I/O bus specs and form factors with emphasis on compliance and interoperability. The [...]

June 4, 2014, PCI-SIG Devcon, Santa Clara, CA—Al Yanes and Ramin Neshati from the PCI-SIG described the updates, strategy, and roadmap for the PCI systems. The organization is looking at new apps and the technologies to enable those functions. The organization is growing and has a good financial status. The emergence of IoT as a [...]

September 2013, At IDF in San Francisco, PMC was discussing their Series 8 RAID controller for the 12G SAS interface. This is the continuation of the Adaptec product line targeted at the enterprise marketplace. For the definitions of PMC, enterprise storage includes Hadoop in addition to traditional multi-tiered (hot-warm-cold-archive) architectures. These storage networks are changing [...]

September 12, 2012, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—We talked with Al Yanes from the PCI-SIG about the latest developments for this interface specification. The Peripheral Component Interface is a common I/O interface in many computers and servers. PCIe 3.0 was released in ’10 with 8 G transfers per second data rates and many other optimizations [...]

 Sept 13, 2011 – San Francisco, CA – The Intel Developer Forum, as usual, brought a number of new technologies to the forefront. This year, more than usual, the technology had a major underlayer of challenges and goals for both the hardware and software community to realize the visions presented. The major announcements included the [...]