ExpEther technology virtualizes PCI Express over Ethernet. Using ExpEther, one can compose and scale up a computing system by plugging arbitary I/O devices distributed on Ethenet LAN. This means ExpEther enhances the PCI Express by extending connection distance, device numbers beyond the limitation of PCI slot number, electrical power and heat that a conventional box-type computer can suport. In addition, PCI-standard hot-plug mechanizm operates over LAN, which scale up the computing platform's function and performance dynamicly even the system is in-service.
ExpEther consortium established aiming at exchanging information on this technology and usecase to prevail IT and network system market. The members are from various category, system integrator, equipment vender, LSI/FPGA vender and universities. Because this consortium is non-profitial organization, we don't treat any IPR and business procedures.