If you are at SC14 (SuperComputing) in New Orleans, swing by the Samtec booth (#956) and check out our two demos. One of them demonstrates remote PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen 3 switching over fiber. The system demonstrated achieves x8 PCIe® Gen 3 data rates (8 GT/s, 64 Gb/s aggregate) to transmit 4k UHD video 100 meters upstream from a PCIe® SSD to a server and back downstream to a GPU linked to a 4k display.
The demonstration uses Samtec’s unique PCIEO Series Active Optical cable assembly based on low cost VCSEL technology. A miniature optical transceiver is located inside the plug at either end and performs the electrical-to-optical signal conversion over the thin optical fiber.
The PCIEO® Series is mating compatible with the iPass™ copper high speed port form-factor allowing standard compliant support for clocking, sideband signaling and idle states. They are also a direct replacement for passive copper cables used for current PCIe expansion and extension systems enabling simple upgrades for existing systems while enabling users to choose the I/O solution that fits their I/O application requirements.
Common PCIe® Gen 3 applications include Remote I/O, GPGPU Computing, and Disaggregated Computing Architectures, to name a few. Samtec PCIEO Gen 3 cabling extends its current PCIEO Gen 2 cabling line and is beyond a demonstration level product. It is available to ship today.
Samtec is exhibiting at booth #956. For more information about SC14, go to http://sc14.supercomputing.org/
The SC14 (Super Computing) Conference is November 17-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
For more information on the demo, contact Kevin Burt: firstname.lastname@example.org (+408-524-3136)