GigaIO FabreX is a fundamentally new network architecture that integrates computing, storage and other communication I/O into a single-system cluster fabric, using industry standard PCI Express technology. PCIe is used internally to power virtually every server on the market today. GigaIO enables true host-to-host communication across PCIe and makes true cluster scale networking possible, with direct memory access by an individual server to system memories of all other servers in the cluster fabric, for the industry’s first in-memory network.
The rapid pace of change in acceleration technology and AI software fuels the necessity for flexible and easy to upgrade architectures, capable of incorporating new technology without demanding forklift upgrades to expensive equipment. This means disaggregating elements of the traditional server into separate pieces that can be easily shared. But, in order to effectively disaggregate storage and accelerators, the interconnects must support both an exceptionally low latency AND high bandwidth.