The PCI Express (PCIe) interface is the critical backbone that moves data at high bandwidth between various compute nodes such as CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and workload-specific accelerators. The rise of cloud-based computing and hyperscale data centers, along with high-bandwidth applications like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), have pushed PCIe 4 to its limits. In this white paper, we will review the history of PCIe, take an in-depth look at the new PCIe 5 standard and explore key PCIe 5 applications like AI/ML. These applications require the higher bandwidth that PCIe 5 delivers to transfer massive amounts of data between chips and network interfaces.
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