Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 21:31 UTC, submitted by null_pointer_us
3D News, GL, DirectX "Today, with the coming introduction of the NVIDIA 780i chipset, NVIDIA is looking to make serious changes to what is possible with enthusiast systems by launching a new technology platform. The name of the new standard is ESA - Enthusiast System Architecture. Its goal is to provide information and control to enthusiasts not just for NVIDIA motherboards and video cards, but to provide that information and control for many other components in an ESA-enabled system. The actual protocol is OS independent. This is very important for the future of ESA, as it will eventually allow ESA to operate with any platform."
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why don't they
by mmu_man on Tue 6th Nov 2007 12:29 UTC
mmu_man
Member since:
2006-09-30

start by openning their own stuff first ???

Using USB to enumerate motherboard items ? crap, why not bluetooth!
Isn't there something for this already (System Managment Bus ??) ? That sounds lame anyway, we all know how well everyone implements the existing USB classes ;)

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RE: why don't they
by zdzichu on Tue 6th Nov 2007 14:57 in reply to "why don't they"
zdzichu Member since:
2006-11-07

There is. Login to any serious server and you will see all fans, PSU and other stuff statuses, serial numbers and other goodies. It can be accessed from OS via IPMI.
Why nVidia wants to reinvent wheel is beyond me.

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