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Shortest Blog Post Ever…

…at least for Richard 🙂

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Flashback to Basics Friday! What’s in a name…

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet” How many times do you get Shakespeare in a tech blog?  Well, here at ExpressYourself we like to cover all the bases 🙂  (I’m fond of announcing that “I have a poetic license and I’m not afraid to use it!”  much to the chagrin of my children I’m sure.)

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5… It’s Official, PCIe 5.0 is Announced

At the PCI-SIG DevCon in June 2017 two announcements were made with regards to PCI Express specifications. The first is that the specification for PCIe 4.0 is now at version 0.9. The second and even more interesting announcement was of the new PCI Express 5.0 specification at the initial 0.3 version. With the PCI Express 5.0 announcement, the industry gets another doubling of speed from 16.0GT/s to 32GT/s per lane providing a bandwidth for a x16 (16 lanes) at about 128GB/s. The chart below provides a comparison for the different generations of PCIe rates and bandwidth.

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PCIe 4.0 Ecosystem with Synopsys and Mellanox

Synopsys has a long history of working with ecosystem partners as part of the development process, especially when new versions of a specification are rolled out. The PCIe 4.0 specification has taken a long time, but that hasn’t slowed us down. If you remember from previous postings, some of our PCIe 4.0 demos include:

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Proper Preparation Prevents Poor PCIe Performance

Ok, so maybe that’s not the 6P’s (or 5P’s or 7P’s depending on where you first learned it) most folks may be familiar with, but it seemed pretty proper for a performance posting…plus someone said Solomon is a serious sucker for alliterations!  (Hey, now that I can no longer make IDF jokes, you just KNEW I was going to have to find another outlet!)

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Beware the Ides of March!

…or in my case, I think it’s “Where have you been until the Ides of March????”

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