Small Tree Communications on Thursday announced plans to support PCI Express in its high performance networking products for the Macintosh. The company’s plans include product support in the early first calendar quarter of 2006.
Small Tree Communications pairs its software technology with networking hardware suitable for creating grid computing or high performance computing clusters. Small Tree offers 10Gb copper Ethernet, Fiber Optic Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, InfiniBand and other high performance networking technology for the Mac.
PCI Express (PCI-E) is the expansion interface supported on new Power Mac G5 systems. Small Tree claims that PCI-E networking hardware can provide higher average sustained throughput than PCI-X, the interface found on older Power Mac G5s.
Small Tree plans to offer additional details at Macworld Expo in San Francisco next month.