[Courses] [Networking] Lesson Two - Purchasing the Right Hardware

Eugene Teo eugene.teo at eugeneteo.net
Fri Apr 18 16:48:14 EST 2003

Dear Sue,

You might find this URL useful :-) 

"PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is an interconnection system between 
a microprocessor and attached devices in which expansion slots are spaced closely 
for high speed operation. Using PCI, a computer can support both new PCI cards 
while continuing to support Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) expansion cards, 
an older standard. Designed by Intel, the original PCI was similar to the VESA Local 
Bus. However, PCI 2.0 is no longer a local bus and is designed to be independent 
of microprocessor design. PCI is designed to be synchronized with the clock speed 
of the microprocessor."

Next Generation PCI: 

More definitions: http://www.whatis.com/



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sue Stones" <suzo at bigpond.net.au>
To: "Hamster" <hamster at hamsternet.org>; <courses at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Courses] [Networking] Lesson Two - Purchasing the Right Hardware

> On Tue, 15 Apr 2003 07:01 am, Hamster wrote:
> > 2a. Boot to linux and run:
> >
> > lscpi -v
>   ^^^^^^
> I noticed this typo, (I checked them out to find which was the right one).
> >
> > (If information goes scrolling off the screen, run lspci -v | less)
>                                                                        ^^^^^^^
> lspci stands for list pci busses according to the man page.
> Could you please sxpain what a pci bus is?
> sue
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