Printer Friendly

Dell, HP & Reliance Go to IBM for Hot Swappable "Active PCI".

Dell Computer Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co and chip infrastructure manufacturer Reliance Computer Corp have all licensed IBM Corp's "Active PCI" technology. Active PCI, which has been shipping as part of IBM's Netfinity line of servers for over a year, enables users to add components to Windows-based servers while the machines remain running. It was developed as part of the company's "OnForever" initiative to reduce server downtime on Intel-based servers, and introduced as part of the Netfinity's "PC X" architecture, an attempt to add high-end features to the Netfinity line while keeping costs down (CI No 3,532).

IBM says a unification around Active PCI for hot-pluggable PCI implementations will provide a focal point for investment. Servers using the technology can be expanded or upgraded in real- time. Components using PCI adapter slots, such as RAID adapters and network cards, can take advantage of the technology, which works with current versions of NT and the future Windows 2000. HP says it will use the technology with its NetServer range and Dell in its PowerEdge servers. Reliance says it will support high- availability PCI within its ServerSet chip technology aimed at the server OEM marketplace.
COPYRIGHT 1999 Datamonitor
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1999 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Computergram International
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 1999
Words:192
Previous Article:Active Software Rides B2B AEI Wave.
Next Article:IBM Takes Another Step Towards E-Paper.
Topics:


Related Articles
IBM FLESHES OUT PC X ARCHITECTURE ROADMAP.
INTEL GOES AHEAD WITH NEXT-GENERATION I/O BUS.
DG RACKS A CLUSTER OF NT.
Compaq Bests Sun In Corporate Web Servers >BY Timothy Prickett Morgan.
InfiniBand Gathers Powerful Support.
Are you being served? Smaller, faster and more affordable, today's servers can help transform a district's network center.
Gartner Ranks Worldwide, US Server Sales for Q2.
Gartner Says Server Market Closed 2003 with a Bang.
Gartner Says Server Revenue Up in 2003.
Area launches platform for quad-processor 64GB server with built-in six terabyte raid storage.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters