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Ordering by the Numbers … and SNUG China

Full disclosure: this is NOT a posting about PCI Express ordering rules, though that’s a great topic which I’ll use for a future posting.

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Posted in General Protocol, PCI Express

 

Flashback to Basics Friday! Bandwidth…

I’ve been thinking for a while (yes, that explains the burning smell) that we should be covering some of the basics of PCI Express here at ExpressYourself in addition to “just” the new stuff.  After reading today’s posting, please let me know in the comments whether this is a good idea or not…

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Posted in PCI Express, PCI-SIG

 

Silence, SNUG, and Specification Status

“What’s this?!?!?  A blog posting from Richard?  Wasn’t he killed in a fiery camel-riding crash at the last PCI-SIG Israel event or something?”

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Posted in PCI Express, PCI-SIG, Specification, Uncategorized

 

The World’s SECOND PCIe Gen4 System! ARM beats Intel!

Ok, Ok, I confess to a bit of a sensationalist streak 🙂 [Who, me??]  In truth, the world’s second PCIe Gen4 system is brought to you by the very same people who brought you the world’s first – us, Synopsys that is.

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Posted in PCI Express

 

So long Shanghai! Toodle-oo Tokyo! Hello … Kitty??!?!?

Wow, it’s been QUITE the busy week here!  I’m actually out at the PCI-SIG Developers Conference Asia-Pacific Tour 2015 and it’s been very much a whirlwind.  It’s been 10 years since the PCI-SIG was in China, and while that trip might have been memorable for my 2.2 seconds of “fame” on Chinese TV, the China event was held in Beijing and not Shanghai, so the PCI-SIG team didn’t have any experience with this venue.  That translated to my flying out Sunday morning to get to China Monday night so we’d have Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday’s show.  I had a direct flight from LAX to Shanghai’s PVG on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.  While ExpressYourself readers may recall that I’ve griped about some details on that aircraft (which seem to have been improved by this trip) I will say this – it’s a VERY quiet plane!  Landing after 13 1/2 hours or so I realized “Hey, I never put my noise cancelling headphones on!” so here’s an official ExpressYourself attaboy (sorry, no cash value) to the team at Boeing!

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Posted in Uncategorized

 

IDF Wrapup (aka Thursday’s IOT)

Yes, yes, I noticed that it’s not Thursday any more, thus the title change.  I feel like the IDF wrapup is somewhat anticlimactic though, so I hope you all weren’t hovering over your keyboards waiting for a grand finale.

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Posted in Uncategorized

 

Wednesday’s IOT (IDF Of Today)

All rightee then – I’m glad to say the Live Blog format got a reaction 😀  Oddly enough it was a mixed reaction – with some folks being all over it, and others thinking it was over the top…  I know, who would have thought *I* would be over the top????

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Posted in Uncategorized

 

Tuesday’s IOT (IDF Of Today)

I swear “IoT” must be the most overused term of 2015, so I’m coopting it in protest – though I’ll change the capitalization out of sheer orneriness  😉

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Posted in Uncategorized

 

It’s August???? Where am I?

When did THAT happen? The last thing I remember clearly was PCI-SIG Developer’s Conference – and that was June…  Next I know Scott’s banging on the door of my hotel room and yelling something about IDF????? Apparently I’m in San Francisco (which is odd, because I’d swear that last week I was in Milpitas as some of you know), and there were gray Synopsys shirts hanging in my closet so I threw one on and ran over to Moscone to help set up our booth….

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Posted in Uncategorized

 

Election Season – Re-elect Richard to PCI-SIG Board of Directors

No, it’s not super-Tuesday, but yes, it is election season … for the PCI-SIG. 

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Posted in PCI-SIG