What is Xi3?
Xi3® is an exciting, new, patented architecture pioneered by Salt Lake City, Utah based ISYS Technologies, Inc. The concept and goal of the Xi3 Corporation was to redesign the traditional computer to a completely new, universal, energy efficient, cost-effective modular computer design. The design works with existing industry components and software, allowing easy adoption into the IT industry. Xi3 architecture is a universal hardware platform, designed for any solution, from ARM- or X86- based, low-power embedded systems, to home and desktop computers, to affordable servers and supercomputers. The universal, simplified Xi3 design will enable the industry to progress faster and more efficiently than ever before. After nearly a decade of planning, development, and waiting for patents to issue, the first Xi3 product information was released to the public in November 2010. Many other exciting Xi3 products are currently under development and will be released in the years to come.
What Does Xi3 Stand For?X=Variable- One of the great benefits to the Xi3 approach to computer architecture is its ability to easily configure a computer to meet any specific requirement. In this way, Xi3 technology breaks the mould by separating the traditional motherboard into three distinct boards. The "X" factor of Xi3 is the patented Xi3 Backplane. The Xi3 Backplane card (also referred to as the [I/O Card]) defines and identifies the specific function of the system. By separating the functionality of the system from the "core" (processor and memory), the Xi3 architecture can be easily configured to meet any computing need.
I=Information- The world is moving information faster than ever before. The fastest way to move information is through Information Technology. One of the biggest problems facing the Information Technology industry today is the variety and sources of information that need access to processing power. The Xi3 design allows IT engineers and developers the ability to focus their efforts on their specific requirements. The result is faster development times at a reduced cost.
3=Cubed- Since the invention of the computer, traditional computer designs have been stuck in a 2-Dimensional world. Xi3's forward thinking design uses the power of geometry to unlock a smaller, more compact design than traditional computer systems. After much research and development, the cube was determined to be the most effective design for a universal computing platform.
Using this patented approach, Xi3 provides the building blocks for the future of custom computer development and design, enabling people and companies to do more with technology for less.
There is a better way! Welcome to the Xi3 Revolution!
Xi3 NewsMarch 09, 2013:
GEEK: Geek @ SXSW: Xi3, Modular Computing & the PISTON Gaming System Liveblog
March 08, 2013:
NEWS RELEASE: With Demand Growing, Xi3 Corporation Opens Pre-Orders for its PISTON Console (PC)
March 04, 2013:
NEWS RELEASE: Xi3 Corporation to Showcase Modular Computers and Servers at HIMSS13
February 15, 2013:
The Guardian: The future of gaming: key contenders
February 06, 2013:
Develop: The other next generation of consoles
Xi3 EventsOctober 18, 2012:
CETPA 2012: Xi3 to Exhibit at Annual California Educational Technology Professionals Association Conference
October 17, 2012:
RETECH 2012: Xi3 to Exhibit at Leading Renewable Energy Conference
October 12, 2012:
D&H Headquarters: Xi3 Featured During Sales Floor Day
June 21, 2012:
EVENTS: Xi3 to Exhibit at the D&H Mid-Atlantic Summer Technology Show 2012
March 27, 2012:
Xi3 presenting at the Design West 2012 show March 27 - 29
Xi3 AccoladesQUOTE: In a revelation that will perhaps steal the entire (CES 2013) show -- via Gameranx
QUOTE: Xi3 products seem destined to change the way many people look at their systems -- via The Washington Times
QUOTE: The Xi3 Modular Computer has "some impressive stats for something so tiny" -- via the Los Angeles Times
QUOTE: "The Xi3 Modular Computer is one cool-looking desktop in a cube" -- via Engadget
QUOTE: "Hats off to Xi3 . . . for making a better Mac than Apple" via The Desk of DV Dude