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Winn L. Rosch Hardware Bible, Sixth Edition by Winn L. Rosch

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InfiniBand

At one time, engineers (who are as unlikely to gamble as the parish priest) put their money on InfiniBand Architecture as the likely successor to PCI and PCI-X as the next interconnection standard for servers and, eventually, individual computers. The standard had wide industry backing and proven advantages in moving data around inside computers. Its success seemed all but assured by its mixed parentage that pulled together factions once as friendly as the Montagues and Capulets. But as this is written, some industry insiders believe that the introduction of a new PCI variation, PCI Express, may usurp the role originally reserved for InfiniBand.

InfiniBand Architecture (also known as IBA) marks a major design change. It hardly resembles ...

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