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PCI Expansion Boxes

PCI Expansion for Military Servers from Themis Computer
1U rugged remote PCI slot expansion
from Themis Computer

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Themis Computer
Nibble re: slot expansion in SPARC systems

Ever since the first SPARC systems hit the market in 1987 there have always been some applications which needed more bus adapter slots than came as standard with factory fresh servers.

The company I worked for in the 1980's built systems for real-time applications which needed much more slots than the 12 or so which came standard from Sun. No problem.. we bought Sun motherboards and integrated them into wider (faster) busses, or used VME to VME bus expansion cards.

The situation with the SBus (introduced 1989) was even worse, because a typical server had only 4 slots. So SBus Expansion Boxes appeared from numerous sources early on. So by the time PCI made its first appearance in SPARC systems in 1996 the type of solution was already well known.
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