The Scalable Coherent Interconnect and StarFabric technologies are out at the newly merged team of Dolphin Interconnect Solutions ASA and StarGen Inc. All new products for the company will ride the big train of PCI Express.
The most interesting of these may be the NUMAchip, a cache coherent version of Express in development in the Norway labs of Dolphin for use as a clustering interconnect. Just how that offering will compete with the incumbents Infiniband, Quadrics and Myrinet remains to be seen.
Before the company rolls out its NUMAchip, the former StarGen will ship (as early as March) enhanced Express products for I/O fan out and for sending Express signals up to 300 meters over optical fibre. StarGen will also field a non-coherent I/O and clustering interconnect chip based on Express.
I wonder what Intel and AMD think about a coherent Express offering? Hmmmmmm.