Infiniband: an I/O interconnect with promise

CompactPCI AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA Systems — January 13, 2001

Articles, Special Feature: January 2001Infiniband, the new point-to-point switched fabric interconnect, is expected to replace the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus, and become the de-facto out-of-the-server interconnect. Pushing I/O outside the box also allows servers and I/O to scale independently - providing an easy incremental growth path. Infiniband improves on performance, management, physical flexibility and Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) over current I/O interconnects.

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