* Posts by Tom Cox

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Symmetrix and the death of monolithic arrays

Tom Cox

RapidIO supports very large systems

RapidIO 1.3 supports large complex systems and RapidIO 2.0 is approved and now in systems designs.

RapidIO is today capable of handling much large systems then 256, and has a new generation of switches which are at 2X the speed, Adds more virtual channels and has data management capabilities. Wireless and Wired Communications systems use RapidIO and in some cases have done so for 10 years. The military has strongly enbraced RapidIO for the same reasons as EMC, as Burke states.

EMC federates Symmetrix controllers in virtual matrix

Tom Cox

RapidIO is a International Standard

Note that RapidIO is not a prop. Interconnect as posted by a reader.

It is a international interconnect Standard which has ISO and IEC certification

see www.rapidio.org

The RapidIO Trade Association , a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RapidIO architecture. For networking products, the RapidIO architecture promises increased bandwidth, lower costs, and a faster time-to-market than other more computer-centric bus standards. Interested companies are invited to join the RapidIO Trade Association. Members of the association have access to the RapidIO interconnect architecture specifications. Membership also allows attendance at member meetings.

AMCC, EMC Corporation, Ericsson, Freescale Semiconductor, Alcatel-Lucent, Texas Instruments, and Tundra comprise the Steering Committee of the RapidIO Trade Association.