Posted by Scott Knowlton on January 24, 2013
Happy New Year everyone! I wish you and your loved ones the best for 2013.
Unfortunately, this post is coming out a bit late as our Blog site was hit by a sophisticated malware attack and it was shut done for a while. Too bad these people don’t focus their efforts on improving the world.
To start the New Year, I spent part of the day watching football (American) with my beloved Michigan Wolverines playing in their final game of the year in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina’s Gamecocks. Great game! Unfortunately, I had to endure another loss with a touchdown in the last 11 seconds to give the Gamecocks the win and a final score of 33-28. I guess I need to switch to Michigan Basketball as they are doing very well this year. A man can endure only so many losses in one year! 😉
I look forward to a new year working on PCI Express. I’m seeing a lot of activity on PCI Express 3.0 and several companies expressing interest in PCI Express 4.0. I can’t wait for the PCIe 4.0 specification to be finalized by PCI-SIG!
As a final thought. My daughters visited me at work and wrote on my whiteboard “Be Happy Every Day”. Good words to live by.
I’ve been involved in the development of PCI chips dating back to the NCR 53C810 and pre-1.0 versions of the PCI spec so have definitely lived the evolution of PCI Express and PCI since the very beginning! Over the years I have worked on variations of PCI, eventually moving on to architecting and leading the development of the PCI Express and PCI-X interface cores used in LSI’s line of storage RAID controller chips. For the last ten plus years I've also had the honor of serving on the PCI-SIG Board of Directors and holding a variety of officer positions. I am still involved in PCI-SIG workgroups and I present at many PCI-SIG events around the world. Back before the dawn of PCI, I received my B.S.E.E. from Rice University, and hold over two dozen U.S. Patents, many of which relate to PCI technology.