The First Optical Interface PCIe Cable Adapter with MXC Connectors

  • Ideal for data center networking
  • Product will be showcased at SC14 in booth #754

ESCONDIDO, California – November 13, 2014 – One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCIe expansion products, announced a demonstration today of the first optical PCIe interface board with MXC connectors at Supercomputing '14. Now x8 PCIe 3.0, operating at 64Gb/s, can be transmitted over state-of-the-art MXC passive optical cables, offering a huge advantage in cost and performance to data centers. The board is enabled using Intel® Silicon Photonics technology. The new adapter also supports the PCIe sideband signals and Spread Spectrum Clock Isolation. The adapter card is a half-height, half-length card. In addition, the operating system is transparent so no drivers are required.

"One Stop Systems continues to push the envelope of PCIe expansion technology with this new optical-based PCIe cable adapter," said Steve Cooper, OSS CEO. "Until now, PCIe could only be transmitted over optical using expensive active optical cables that included the transceivers on the cable. This new board, using Intel® Silicon Photonics technology puts the transceivers on the board allowing the use of the newly developed MXC cable. Data centers can now evaluate PCIe expansion, which is less expensive and higher performing than other protocols, over longer distances, reducing overhead."

"We are happy that One Stop Systems is using Intel Silicon Photonics optical modules and the new MXC optical connector for their PCIe Cable Adapter" said Mario Paniccia, Intel Fellow and General Manager of the Silicon Photonics Solutions Group at Intel. "The combination of Intel Silicon Photonics, MXC and adapter boards like the one from One Stop Systems will enable IT managers to re-architect their data centers to deliver greater cost-efficiency and performance."

Pricing and availability will be announced at a later time.

About One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems pioneered standards-based PCIe expansion products starting in 2005. OSS continues its pioneering tradition by producing HPC appliances targeting advanced technologies in any market with high-performance, high-density requirements. OSS provides flexible platforms for high-density, next generation storage, GPU accelerated computing and professional audio and video applications. OSS also customizes our products to make them fit our customers' precise requirements. Custom and semi-custom products have long been OSS' core capability. OSS has a proven record of producing the highest quality products through superior engineering, ISO9001-2008 quality-driven production, and responsive pre- and post-sales support. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724.

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