[rescue] Re: misc XIO card
ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Sun May 9 16:06:58 CDT 2004
What is this?
The auction calls it a "SGI XTALK PCI, XIO-PCI Shoehorn Adapter"
It is a a carrier board that allows a single 64-bit PCI card to mount directly
into an XIO slot. They're mainly used for adding GigE or FC-AL connectivity to
I understand that they can also be used on Octane systems, though a little
mechanical work is required to make them fit. This might not seem that
useful given that a PCI card-cage option is already available, but it has the
advantage that you don't end up sharing the (comparatively) limited PCI bus
bandwidth between multiple cards.
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