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Backplanes

Overview

Pico Computing offers three classes of PCIe backplanes designed to yield the highest performance/compute density available, while simultaneously making HPC easy to design and deploy:

  1. Full-size PCIe backplanes. These backplanes are full-length and height PCIe cards. They support either PCIe Gen 2 or PCIe Gen 3 specifications and are x16 from the host and x8 to all M-series modules mounted on the backplane. The cards are designed for air cooling and support FPGA bit file loading over PCIe.
  2. GPU-size PCIe backplanes. These backplanes are GPU-length and height PCIe cards. They support either PCIe Gen 2 or PCIe Gen 3 specifications and are x16 from the host and x8 to all M-series modules mounted on the backplane. The cards are designed for air cooling and support FPGA bit file loading over PCIe.
  3. Custom PCIe backplanes. In addition, Pico Computing offers custom backplane design and engineering services. The EX-600 is an example of a full size PCIe customized backplane with a specialized mesh network and an FPGA memory “cache” system. Backplane designs are available as modifications to existing products, as the merging of existing products and customer requirements, or as a complete customer-specific design.

Browse all HPC backplanes via the Products menu, above, or open the product table to view a summary:

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