MAGMA Introduces Industry Standard PCI and PCI Express Based Expansion Blade Chassis for Sun Blade Modular Systems

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MAGMA's Family of PCI-X and PCI Express Expansion Blade products serve to expand Sun's Blade Modular Systems

Customers can now use any PCIe, PCI-X cards on our platform for demanding media, telcom, and business applications.

MAGMA today announced the availability of a family of Blade Expansion products that augment the functionality of the Sun Blade(TM) 6000, 6048 and 8000 Modular Systems by allowing the seamless integration of standard off-the-shelf I/O and CPU cards that are of PCI Express and PCI-X form factors.

Randy Jones, MAGMA's CEO, said, ''I am delighted to be able to fill this need in Sun's Blade Server market with our Expansion product line that addresses the growing demands of I/O functionality for the Servers with the capability of adding standard PCI Express and PCI-X cards.'' These products work in a tightly coupled manner with the Blade models to provide additional compute Blade facilities as well as I/O extensions for Graphics, Telecom, Storage and other solutions to Sun's Modular Systems.

Randy further noted ''Blade Servers are growing at a substantial rate in the server space and their applications are proliferating from the traditional compute segment to others that need extended I/O capabilities; we are very proud to be working closely with Sun on addressing their customer's newer requirements.''

"MAGMA's family of PCI-X and PCI Express Expansion Blade products leverage the open industry standard architecture of the Sun Blade system to expand the I/O ecosystem for Sun Blades," said Michael McNerney, Director of Blade Systems, Sun Microsystems. "Customers can now use any PCIe, PCI-X cards on our platform for demanding media, telcom, and business applications."

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MAGMA is the leading provider of PCI and PCI Express Expansion solution for several industries. Manufactured and sold out of San Diego, California, MAGMA provides innovative, high-tech expansion solutions to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), resellers and end-users in more than 45 countries. In addition to a broad portfolio of expansion and connectivity related patents, MAGMA's solutions include: PCI Express Expansion, PCI & PCI-X Expansion, OEM Board-Sets & Upgrades.

SOURCE: Mission Technology Group, Inc.


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