RapidIO Management Software wins ATCA Summit Best in Show Award

Netherlands based Prodrive shows RapidIO based ATCA system On September 18th and 19th Prodrive collaborated with the RapidIO Trade Association (RTA) and Integrated Device Technology (IDT) in showcasing Serial RapidIO (SRIO) technology at the ATCA Summit 2012, which was held in Santa Clara, USA. Prodrive demonstrated its leading edge ATCA / SRIO hardware solution in one demonstration setup in combination with its software ecosystem. The RapidIO ATCA System Software showcased…

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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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