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Old 12-29-07, 04:42 AM   #40
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Default Re: CM Cosmos 1000 Review / New workstation setup [56k warning]

Originally Posted by Zapablast05
What's PCI-X used for, cards like Tesla and what not?
Mostly HW RAID and high speed interconnect (like, e.g., Infiniband or Myrinet) cards, but it's being phased out. Most of those cards can now be haved with a pci-e interface.

Is software RAID only with Linux?
Technically, no. Most cheap ass Promise and Adaptec raid cards are not real hw raid, some give a little offload of the cpu (mostly for raid5), but other than that the work is done in software by the driver.
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