peripheral bus


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peripheral bus

Also known as an "input/output bus" or "I/O bus," it is the data pathway that connects peripheral devices to the CPU. The PCI and USB busses are commonly used in PCs. ISA, EISA, VL-bus and Micro Channel busses were used in earlier PCs. Contrast with system bus. See bus and PC data buses.
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PCI Express (PCIe) is the next-generation peripheral bus for industrial computing.
In addition, there are two peripheral bus bridges that allow different clock frequencies to be set for high- and low-speed peripherals.
In the first case, the iSCSI in software is stealing server resources from other applications as it consumes CPU, increases peripheral bus contention, and performs expensive memory context switches to alternate between application processing and iSCSI protocol processing.
It consists of two chips -- the AMD-762 system controller (northbridge), and the AMD-766 peripheral bus controller (southbridge).

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