updated 10:15 am EST, Thu December 29, 2005
PCIe architecture support
today announced forthcoming support for the PCI Express (PCI-E) architecture in Apple's Power Mac lineup. Expected to debut at Macworld Expo in January, Small Tree says that full product support is expected in the first quarter of 2006. Designed to match the higher speeds of today's CPUs, the company said that PCI-E provides users with higher performance as well as lower-cost solutions. PCI-E offers a high-speed, switched architecture, can accommodate GbE and 10GbE and generally provides higher average sustained throughput than a PCI-X design, according to the company.
"Small Tree Communications is committed to being at the forefront of
networking technology for the Apple platform and first to market with unique
networking products," stated Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree. "Small
Tree was first to the Mac market with IEEE 802.3ad Ling Aggregation, 10Gb
Ethernet, copper and optical multi-port GbE interfaces and we are now proud
to be the first to offer PCI Express support to the Mac community."