Thursday, October 27, 2005


Major industry shift as IBM embraces 10 Gigabit Ethernet in standard based xSeries server line
Leverage IBM's mainframe-inherited technologies
Leadership in I/O performance with X3 architecture and PCI-X 2.0
IBM first in the industry with:
Line-rate 10 Gigabit/sec throughput (PCI-X 2.0)
Cross-platform support (Windows, Linux,VMware)
Highest bandwidth to customers while preserving Customers investments in Ethernet

PCI-X 2.0 has more than enough bandwidth to support even the most cutting-edge technologies including 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Full Hardware Backward Compatibility
The newest, highest-performance PCI-X 2.0 adapter cards can readily operate in 3.3V PCI slots from pastgeneration computers.
Speed Mismatch Compatibility
All speed generations of PCI are interoperable.
High Bandwidth Systems Demand PCI-X 2.0