View Full Version : Full size CPU card???
December 13th, 2007, 05:08
hi all. I wonder wat full size cpu card is? many thank for ur help.
December 13th, 2007, 05:25
December 13th, 2007, 06:40
this is web site i found 'full size cpu card'. please check
IB930 - Socket 479 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Half Size PISA CPU Card (http://www.ibasetechnology.net/ib940.html)
December 13th, 2007, 07:03
That's interesting. I've never heard or seen something like that before. What is it exactly?...a mini motherboard that works like a PCI card?
December 13th, 2007, 07:43
With that massive interface connector at the bottom of the mobo I'll take a leap and guess its for parallel computing. You get a bunch of these badboys in a cluster into 1 custom tower the size of a telephone booth and you have yourself an infantile super computer.
Actually I see I'm now wrong. Just wikipedia it for your answer.
Watch as some n00b who knew nothing about this before googling it a few moments earlier, tries to beat me down and act like some know-it-all who knew what CPU cards were all along.
December 13th, 2007, 08:57
Never heard of them before, I would have thought they would be for mainframes perhaps, Im curious as to how they would work as I cant the the bandwidth on a PCI-E16 slot having enough bandwidth for a C2D...
December 13th, 2007, 09:19
they are intended for server expansion, they are useless for home machines.
December 13th, 2007, 13:53
Generally, the machines I've seen those in tend to be filled with BUS slots. The last time I saw one, the machine had 6 PCI slots and at least 12 ISA slots. You put the motherboard on a PCI card, plug it into oneof those slots, and it will interface with the rest of the bus through that.
Basically, it's a means of getting a tonne of devices plugged into a single box in a rack without getting too specialized. In my case, it was used in a telco with a bunch of relay cards. Kinda cool, but for home computing and even for most server usage, it's not really needed.
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