Stepping up to the ISR Challenge with PCI Express

EE Catalog - September, 2014

By: David Tetely and Simon Furlong, GE Intelligent Platforms

High speed serial switched fabrics such as InfiniBand and Serial RapidIO have garnered significant attention in recent years—to the point where it’s become easy to think of PCI Express as "just for consumer PCs." In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Implemented appropriately, it delivers numerous advantages. In fact, it is now possible to provide supercomputer parallel processing performance across balanced and orchestrated PCI Express node-to-node data exchange channels. This article describes how PCI Express features in GE’s product strategy.