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Hardware Optimization Indication Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012364D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-01

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PCI and PCI-X and futures PCI versions of systems move toward larger and larger configurations with remote I/O capabilities, there needs to be real-time feedback during the installation of a device or option to help the user optimize for the best system performance. Today each PCI / PCI-X controller / Bridge or hot plug controller only have local information about current PCI / PCI-X configuration and no knowledge of remote i/o or configuration. The following gives ideas and concepts on how to address these problems and some solutions.