NGIO


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NGIO

(Next Generation Input Output) An input/output architecture developed by Intel that evolved into InfiniBand. NGIO was expected to replace the PCI bus with a switching matrix, providing a 2.5 Gbps data path between each pair of nodes. In 2000, NGIO and Future I/O merged into one technology, originally called "System I/O" and later "InfiniBand." See InfiniBand.
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The server systems will have native NGIO host bridges that directly attach into the subsystem.
For 1Q, GSI expects net revenues of approximately $310 million and consolidated NGIO of approximately $9.
One of the main reasons that Future I/O members (spearheaded by Compaq Computer Corp, Hewlett-Packard Co) have criticized Intel's NGIO specification is because they say it's too slow and won't provide enough bandwidth for next generation applications.
But Cisco's Maly yesterday stood by his statement that not fully integrating with IP was the main reason the networking giant was not giving its full support to the NGIO specification.
As Intel's NGIO architecture will be released next year, he said the company had to go with what's available today and then make a decision later about IPv6, when it becomes available.
Andres claims that the NGIO Forum wants a "common specification that is not impinged upon by intellectual property.
Mylex Corporation (Nasdaq:MYLX), the world's leading RAID controller vendor in the non-captive network systems marketplace, today announced its roadmap for supporting the Next Generation I/O (NGIO) specification, which will be officially released for development this week by the NGIO Forum (http://www.
The divisions have led to the point where Intel has gone its way, and developed its version of the spec, called NGIO (Next Generation Input/Output) while IBM and its partners have developed an alternative architecture, called Future I/O.
Fujitsu Limited today affirmed its support and plans to provide products for the Next-Generation I/O (NGIO) specification, which was officially released by the NGIO Forum this week for development of improved availability, reliability, and performance of enterprise-class servers systems.
After continued wranglings with Intel Corp, whose working on a rival spec, NGIO (Next Generation Input/Output), last week, the alliance took the opportunity to clearly reiterate its goal, namely to provide, for an annual license fee, a single interconnect bus that can be used for both inter-processor communication in parallel application clusters as well as for high bandwidth technologies such as SCSI, Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet in servers.
Given that a serial I/O interconnect, such as NGIO, solves the problems of rapid access to data and brings the benefits of reliability, availability and serviceability, Crossroads will use the Intel investment to build routers that bring NGIO benefits to end users.
The forum marked the first opportunity that IBM and it partners have had to substantiate their claims that Future I/O offers vendors the ability to differentiate their products in a way that the rival specification, NGIO (Next Generation Input/Output) from Intel Corp, can't.