[rescue] [geeks] Last Call - Ultra 5/10 parts

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Tue Mar 11 09:57:30 CDT 2014

On 03/11/2014 10:43 AM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> If anyone says PCI systems were cheap, flimsy, not over-engineered, and
> that the PCI cards were unreliable, may I present to you a V880?

The v880 did PCI *right*.

The peripherals were connected to multiple, independent PCI busses, so 
adding expansion cards wouldn't necessarily slow down your existing 
network/disk I/O.

These eventually became common features in PC servers, but they were 
certainly not common when the v880 came out.

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