The SIOM is available in a size that is approximately half the current full length PCI card with a power budget the same as today.
Packaged in a protective module, the SIOM features EMI gasketing, insertion/removal levers and a defined cooling specification suitable for 10G Ethernet or Fibre Channel.
The aim of the SIOM standard is to provide commodity PCI Express technology modules at a very small overhead to standard PCI cards of equivalent performance.
Thus the Remote I/O system using the SIOM modules has a number of benefits:
The SIOM form factor requires a 3U height for vertically mounted modules.