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The Importance of Software

  Interconnects need standard software APIs Sam Fuller, Executive Director – RapidIO Trade Association When we first developed RapidIO, many of us naively thought that since RapidIO provided basic bus-type transactions that there would be no need for specific RapidIO software development.  The reality has been quite different.  While RapidIO can transparently support RDMA type transactions for processor and DMA initiated transfers, the mapping of various address spaces must be…

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RapidIO and the New Age of Fabrics

  Sam Fuller Executive Director – RapidIO Trade Association In the late 90’s I had the privilege of working for Motorola and helping to plan the roadmap for PowerPC processors.  We were reviewing the interconnect technology requirements and recognized that the approach to buses that we were using were just not capable of scaling both bandwidth and connectivity concurrently.  The more devices you attached to a bus, in this case the 60x…

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