PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express)

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intel server board s5520ur graphics card support? [closed]

so i got my hands on one of these boards for dirt cheap, and i wouldnt mind shoving a graphics card in it. problem is theres no pci-e x16 slot on board, and according to people on the internet the ...
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Set a upper bandwidth limit for Infiniband HCAs

I have to deal with PCIe congestion and I need to find a way to reduce PCIe traffic. I get several IB cards in one node (among other PCIe devices). HCAs are FDR Infiniband. Putting those HCAs in ...
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Can I Intentionally Disable PCIe Lanes? Or lower PCIe Width?

I am doing some testing on my server and want to lower the width to my PCIe device (or its PCIe bridge). In case it is relevant, I figured out how to lower my speed based on the PCI Spec with ...
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C602 Chipset and PCIe Gen3

I've been working recently on a Supermicro X9QR7-TF+/X9QRi-F+ server. I took the user's manual and saw two things: the chipset is Intel C602, and the expansion slots are PCIe 3.0. According to ...
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PCIexpress switch mixed gen2/gen3 behavior

For a PCIexpress switch with a physical gen3 x4 upstream, and two downstream devices each with x4, what is the expected speed/performance behavior when Downstream device 1 is gen2 x4 and downstream ...
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HP ML350p Gen8 won't boot from PCIe SSD [closed]

I have a HP ML350p Gen8 with a PCIe SSD and I'm trying to boot from it, but it won't do it. I can see the PCIe SSD in the list of hard drives when to choose where to install windows 10 pro, but after ...
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Turn off output/force DPMS on unloaded GPU without driver

I'm running a KVM VGA Passthrough VM on my desktop, passing it my dedicated GPU. This VM does not automatically start as I don't always need it. When the VM isn't running, my desktop doesn't touch the ...
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HP DL380 G5 supported PCIE SSD/boot from SSD

I currently need a PCIE SSD to my G5's due to SW incompatibility with the P400 raid controller. Is there any PCIE ssd compatibility list? I've seen here that the Asus RAIDR Pcie SSD probably works ...
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Precision T5810 Workstation and INTEL SSD Series 750

I'm trying to spec out a Precision T5810 Workstation and install a INTEL SSD Series 750 drive in it. According to the top rated review at ...
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DMAR errors on KVM PCI passthrough, server freezes

I'm using Proxmox VE 3.4.9 in a 7 nodes cluster, and I'm having some stability problems on the 4th node. Sometimes I have a very lot of error like these: Nov 17 09:48:30 node4 kernel: DMAR:[fault ...
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S5000PSL PCIe slots dead?

Summary: PCIe HBAs do not function in 2 out of 4 slots on board. Setup detail and previous steps: I have an Intel S5000PSL board currently populated with dual xeon CPUs and 32GB RAM (8x4GB). The ...
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PCIe link is not up?

I have purchased a P4080 PCIe board from freescale which is in PCIe form factor. According to the documentation, if I connect the device into the motherboard PCIe slot and then turn it on after PC has ...
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Map PCIe slot number (or BDF) to device number or vice versa

Is there any way to know the drive number from BDF or slot number of a PCIe or vice versa? Suppose I have four PCIe drives attached to my system. And I know their BDF's, I want to know each of the ...
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TP-Link TG-3468 on an IBM x3850 M2

I got a networks card from TP-Link. It is the TG-3468. I wanna place it into my IBM server x3850 M2. It has PCIe x8 slots. The slot is a little bit longer than the lenght of the card, but it fits. ...
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Poweredge R710 USB 3.0 pcie card boot drive

Is it at all possible to boot the R710 from a pcie USB 3.0 card to have that as the boot up drive? And if thats possible which riser does it need to be installed in? Riser 1 or riser 2? Reason for ...
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Will a 12.28“ x 4.2” x .68" PCIe card fit in a Dell R510?

I am planning for a phone server and plan to get a Dell R510 to house two Asterisk 2400 series PCIE cards. (model 1AEX2406EF to be exact). I know the card is 12.28" x 4.2" x .68" (31.19 x 10.67 x 1.72 ...
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Is using a PCI-E SATA Controller equivalent to the onboard controller

I have a Windows Server, in which the on-board SATA controller is broken and the machine can not identify any of the connected disks. To overcome the issue I am thinking of buying PCI-E SATA ...
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Adding SSD cache (PCIe) to existing Linux KVM Node with SATA disks

I currently have large KVM nodes utilizing between 8 & 16 RAID10 arrays & hardware raid. We typically provision a single large volume (VM's are backed up off site as well). KVM VM's using LVM ...
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PCIe card memory regions ignored on linux kernel 3.13

On my system, with kernel 3.13.0-32-generic (Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS) installed, one of the PCIe boards in the system (06:00.0) is having it's memory regions ignored: Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ ...
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NVMe driver for Illumos: can it be considered usable?

Can the NVM Express (NVMe) driver driver-storage-nvme for Illumos be considered usable? It would be nice to use e.g. an Intel DC P3700 PCIe drive for L2ARC as the SAS2 and 3 SSD drives are awfully ...
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HP DL585 G6 and PCIE SSD

We recently acquired a HP DL 585 G6, fully populated with SAS drives etc, we want to use a PCIe SSD and have brought an Asus RIADR Pcie SSD however the bios fails to recognize this, can anyone suggest ...
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Floppy power to PCI-E card in DL380 G5

I have an HP DL380 G5 server and a PCI-E card that I need to use in the server. The problem: the PCI-E card requires additional power from a 4-pin floppy connector, and the HP DL380 G5's PSU has no ...
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Windows Server 2012 not starting when PCIe SSD disk installed

I have Dell Power Edge R905 server with Windows 2012 R2 installed. Everything works great until I install Plextor M6e SSD PCIe x2 card. With card inserted into PCIe x4 or PCIe x8 slot, system starts ...
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adding a 2nd network card to linux

I'm on linux mint. I've just installed a PCIe gigabit network card (from eBay!) into my linux machine. I've already had to follow this guy's instructions to get the onboard NIC working correctly. I ...
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Determining speed of PCI Express [closed]

I am trying to use a new NIC in my server however I am getting this message, "This Solarflare Network Adapter requires the equivalent of 8 lanes at PCI Express 2 speed for full throughput" I have ...
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Force renegotiation of PCI Express link speed? x2 card reverts to x1 width

In an effort to circumvent compatibility and cost barriers to using SSD drives with newer HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, I'm working to validate PCIe-based SSDs on the platform. I've been experimenting ...
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Move a NIC to another PCIe slot

I have a server running OpenSuse with a 10Gbe card (Intel 82599eb) and the driver is installed and it is working correctly. I need to move the card to another slot. However, when I do so, the card ...
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4x PCI-E interface w/SSD

Windows Server 2003 64bit/32GB Ram/78GB HDD I would like to store my server page files on a PCIe SSD in the 4xPCIe slot on my server. The server is a transaction server with high memory requirement ...
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PCIe SSD - how reliable it is?

Since The database will be very read/write intensive, and there is alot of delete queries which will be executed : How reliable could be PCIe SSD , and how fast will it degrade on alot of delete ...
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Dell PowerEdge 2950 PCIe Training Error — No PCIe cards inside

So I recently found myself an old PowerEdge 2950, and when I turned it on (after me almost having a heart attack by the sound of it starting up), during post it halted with an error of PCIe Training ...
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PCI-E riser card prevents server from starting at all

I need to replace the RAID controller in a server, and the new one is PCI Express while the old one was 64bit PCI. The server has both slots, but the riser card that was installed does not contain the ...
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What can be used to store generic pci and pci-express cards when they're not installed in a server? [closed]

We have a lot of PCI and PCI-express cards, and at any one time a lot of these aren't installed in a server or workstation. They are in storage. I'm interested in tips on how to store them. We keep ...
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How to interpret pci express specification for hba card

I am confused by this spec listed on HP website http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12907_na/12907_na.HTML How to interpret the PCIe Connector row correctly? What is the bandsidth? Does it ...
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Can FCLGA2011-based motherboards support PCI 3.0 on Ivy Bridge and quad channel memory?

This is not a shopping question. I want to know if my basis for technical dependencies is correct. In other words, I should investigate CPU support for certain features before getting lost in a ...
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whats the difference between 1lane and 2lane with SATA-3 speeds? [closed]

I read the beauty of PCIe is that a designer can combine two, four, eight or sixteen of PCIe lanes into a single data port. 2.5 Gb/s PCIe×1 5 Gb/s PCIe×2 I have two sata 3 drives that I want to ...
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How can I setup PCI passthrough for my HighPoint 1144A USB 3.0 card under ESXi 5.1?

I have an Apple Mac Pro (MacPro5,1) running VMware ESXi 5.1.0 (799733) with a HighPoint RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 PCI-express card installed. Given that VMware ESXi 5.1 doesn't support USB 3.0 for ...
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internal RAID (on PCIe 3.0) versus external Thunderbolt RAID like Pegasus R6

I want to build up a new server-config in a small SOHO environment for some virtual machines (VmWare Workstation), like Firewall/VPN or Win8-WS for external access, etc. Some VM’s will be heavily ...
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Can I flash a PCI-E device's Firmware in a VM if the VM has exclusive IOMMU access?

I have a PCI-E Dell Perc 6/i RAID card that I'd like to flash with the latest firmware. Apparently I need either a Redhat / Centos OS or Windows in order to flash the firmware, but I have a ...
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PCIe x8 NIC in PCIe x16 slot

I have a motherboard with only one x16 PCIe slot and no x8 slots. I am buying a NIC with very specific configuration, but it is available for x8 slots only. Can I plug a x8 card in a x16 slot? I have ...
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Does the Intel DX79TO motherboard support x8 devices (SAS HBAs) on PCIe x16 slots?

Context: I have an Intel DX79TO motherboard and a Sun SAS3081E-S/LSI 1060E-S HBA card with a PCIe x8 interface. I plug the HBA into my mobo next to my graphics card, and the HBA power lights ...
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dmidecode type issue

I am trying to get PCIe linkspeed information by parsing dmidecode. When I run sudo dmidecode -t 9 I get a handle that looks like this Handle 0x001A, DMI type 9, 17 bytes System Slot Information ...
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What is the maximum supported data rate for PCIe? [closed]

Given a particular generation and link width, how can I determine what the maximum bandwidth is? I've looked across the Internet and various unofficial sources appear to disagree on the numbers. ...
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finding PCIe lanes in linux

I have a PCIe (ver 2) linux system. I want to find out how many PCIe lanes were negotiated and are being used between my device and the host controller . (I do not know how many lanes my device ...
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PCI Extender and 1GB Ethernet Performance

One of my server has 2 PCI slots which has already plugged with 1GB Ethernet cards. I want to add two more 1GB NIC to this server. I've found on ebay this pci extender. I want to ask, because I ...
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How to find an HP desktop/workstation with PCIe power and room for double-high card

I am searching for an HP desktop or workstation with an Intel i5 or i7 processor that would support a "large" graphics card like an ATI Radeon 6850, which has two PCIe power inlets and which takes up ...
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configuration for max read throughput on ssd: pcie vs sata vs raid

I'm looking to configure a storage setup, using ssd's, that will deliver the fastest read throughput on large (2+ GB) files on a 24 core (12 physical core) system. The data is static for the most ...
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diagnose dell poweredge r210 II not booting with qlogic hba

Dell doesn't "officially" support QLogic HBAs in their cheaper servers like R210 or R310. They support it with R410 upwards. But "official support" is a dubious concept anyway, at least for real men ...
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PCI Express x1 Network Card on PCI Express x8 slot

I have a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2 server and I want to add more network cards. The only PCI slot is already occupied with a NIC. I have available one PCI Express x4 slot and two PCI Express x8 slots. ...
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Using PCIe as an Interconnect Connection [closed]

I was researching about connecting multiple server nodes together to share resources. I came up to this page: http://www.plxtech.com/applications/cloud From what I read, I see this is possible. ...
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PCI-E Connection between two servers?

I'd like to achieve PCI-E Gen3 X16 duplex speed for my server file transfers. I thought about this and asked myself why not. I saw cable connecting PCI-E slot and a PCI-E riser card. So I believe ...