One Stop Systems Launches SuperSwitch 2™ for Networking Multiple PCs

January 25, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
January 25, 2008 - One Stop Systems, a global provider in industrial-grade computing systems and components, today introduces SuperSwitch 2™, an industry-first PCI Express-over-cable networking solution for three to five PCs, enabling data transfers at speeds up to 20Gb/s. SuperSwitch 2™ includes one PCI Express (PCIe) x4 mezzanine cable adapter (HIB5), up to four PCIe x4 cable adapters (HIB4) and PCIe cables up to 7 meters.

SuperSwitch 2™ is used in many applications such as medical imaging, server farms, instrumentation, video and other applications requiring large amounts of data transfers from one processor to another.

One Stop Systems’ exclusive ExpressNet™ software suite allows direct data transfers as well as TCP/IP transfers between multiple processors. The software drivers initialize memory address translation registers in the non-transparent bridge components that allow data to be transferred from one CPU’s memory to another. With TCP/IP added, the interface is identical to a normal Ethernet port, except much faster. In addition to driver support, ExpressNet software handles hot-swap events and other networking functions. Currently, ExpressNet software support is available for Linux and Windows, with additional OS support following.

"PCI Express has achieved nearly 100 percent acceptance in desktop and laptop PCs. Whether acting as a slot expander, a super-fast I/O port or as a high-speed network, there are several advantages associated with PCIe over cable – low costs, high bandwidth and software transparency," said Steve Cooper, president of One Stop Systems. “Ethernet and Infiniband options cost as much as four-to-five times that of One Stop Systems' PCIe solutions. Ethernet and Infiniband also require bus-to-bus conversions creating increased latencies.”

SuperSwitch 2™is currently available. If you wish to connect three processors, order Part #OSS-SS2-3-2m which lists for $2936.00. To connect four processors, order Part #OSS-SS2-4-2m for $4,032.00. To connect five processors, order Part #OSS-SS2-5-2m for $4,915.00.

About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems designs and manufactures custom and semi-custom computing systems and components for converged communications, industrial control and defense/security applications. As a technology leader in PCI Express components, One Stop Systems has become a premier provider of PCIe-over-cable products for the embedded market. The company also provides a variety of communication products to telecommunications and softswitch providers. Responsive pre-sales and post-sales technical support, the highest quality computing products, and on-time delivery have long been a hallmark of One Stop Systems' service. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) GET-CPCI or visit our web site at