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Podcast #93 Brian Hosts Al Yanes To Talk about PCI Gen6

by Harold Fritts

Although not a consumable product, PCI-Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the release of the PCIe 6.0 specification. Brian hosts Al Yanes who is the President and Chairman of the PCI-SIG and a long-time IBMer. Al is focused on the IO piece of the technology and probably knows more about PCIe than most.

Although not a consumable product, PCI-Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the release of the PCIe 6.0 specification. Brian hosts Al Yanes who is the President and Chairman of the PCI-SIG and a long-time IBMer. Al is focused on the IO piece of the technology and probably knows more about PCIe than most.

PCI Gen6

The PCIe Gen6 specification adds new features while meeting industry demand for a high-speed, low-latency interconnect. PCIe 6.0 specification, with a 64 GT/s raw data rate, will pave the way for rapid innovation in emerging markets like the Data Center, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, HPC, Automotive, IoT, and Military/Aerospace.

Topics covered include design aspects, profiles, and what system changes are needed to take advantage of this new release. We wrote up a news piece and posted that here.

Minutes 0-5:00

  • Intro from Brian
  • Al talks about his background
  • PCIe history

Minute 5:00

  • How PCIe SIG works with other standards groups
  • Time-lapse reasons between releases
  • Expected release timeframes
  • Market expectations

Minute 10:00

  • Focus on PCIe Gen 6.0
  • Profiles and options for operating systems
  • Compatibility issues
  • Server performance
  • How many lanes are needed 
  • Signaling

Minute 15:00

  • Application performance
  • Interactions

Minute 20:00

  • Changes to systems to take advantage of PCIe Gen 6.0

Minute 25:00

  • System design
  • Heat dissipation 

Minute 30:00

  • Liquid cooling
  • Challenges
  • Retimers
  • More system design discussion
  • Considerations when choosing releases

Minute 35:00

  • Opportunities
  • Automotive space
  • Mobile technology

Minute 40:00

  • Backward compatible
  • Mix of Gen 5 and Gen 6
  • Next steps

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