What do you do when an application you need to use requires a specialized PCIe board and your laptop doesn’t a have a slot to accommodate it? Expansion enclosures provide needed slots and connect easily to either your PC or your OC or Workstation. While several desktop expansion enclosures have been introduced in the last couple of years, no other has offered the breadth of options as ‘The CUBE’ family of expansion enclosures.
Slots, slots, and more slots has long been the cry of industrial and commercial users since the advent of the PC. Slots provide the ability to add specialized cards that perform application functions that the PC or Mac Workstation don’t have. In fact, the Mac Pro Workstation only provides one PCIex16 and two PCIe x4 Gen2 slots. Laptops offer even a greater challenge if you want to add application boards because they don’t provide any extra slots.
In 2007 the PCI-SIG approved the PCI Express External Cabling Specification that defines how PCI Express can be implemented over a standard cable. This new capability allows the full bandwidth of the PCIe bus to be utilized within multiple chassis systems and small local networks.
Mark Gunn and Steve Cooper of One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS), the leader in PCI Express (PCIe) expansion products and custom computing solutions, introduce the latest in desktop expansion enclosures: The CUBE.
Jim Ison, VP of Sales at One Stop Systems, walks us through their monster PCIe expansion chassis that can hold up to 16 full size GPU cards. In order to do this, this product is truly an innovative design - packing this amount of processing power into only 3U worth of rack space. Watch the video for a guided tour through the product by Jim.
Tyler demonstrates how The CUBE desktop Expansion Enclosures can turn your PC into a supercomputer. He also gives a brief overview of how easy to use CUBEs are.
Mark Gunn demonstrates how to use an OSS PCIe Expansion Kit to connect a host computer to a 20 Slot Expansion Backplane.
Mark Gunn demonstrates how to use an OSS PCIe Expansion Kit to connect a host computer to a downstream 1U RAID array.