NIC20G
Dual-Port 10G  Network Interface Adapter

Sino-Telecom Ethernet Converged Network Adapter NIC20G with SFP+ connectivity is a very flexible and scalable Ethernet adapter for today's demanding data center environments. The increasing deployment of high-end servers with multi-core processors and demanding applications such as High Performance Computing (HPC), database clusters, and video-on demand are driving the need for 10Gbps connections.

Overview


Sino-Telecom Ethernet Converged Network Adapter NIC20G with SFP+ connectivity is a very flexible and scalable Ethernet adapter for today's demanding data center environments. The increasing deployment of high-end servers with multi-core processors and demanding applications such as High Performance Computing (HPC), database clusters, and video-on demand are driving the need for 10Gbps connections. Customers require flexible and scalable I/O solutions to meet the rigorous requirements of running mission-critical applications in virtualized and unified storage environments. Powered by Intel’s third-generation 10GbE network controller, the Intel®Ethernet 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the NIC20G adapter addresses the demanding needs of the next generation data center by providing unmatched features forvirtualization, flexibility for LAN and SAN networking, and proven, reliable performance.


Best Choice for Virtualization

NIC20G addresses networking bottlenecks in virtualized environments. It enables network intensive applications to achieve the performance expected in a virtualized environment. The adapter provides the best networking performance available in the industry, whether the physical port is configured in an emulation mode using the virtual switch in the Virtual Machine Monitor(VMM), or is directly assigned to a virtual machine. In the emulation mode the I/O technology, Virtual Machine Device queues1 (VMDq) optimizes by offloading data sorting and copying from the software Virtual Switch in the VMM to the Intel Ethernet 82599 10 Gigabit Controller. This configuration is best suited for a large number of VMs running standard applications that have limited bandwidth and latency requirements.

PCI-SIG SR-IOV is a mechanism for devices to advertise their ability to be directly assigned to multiple virtual machines. SR-IOV enables the partitioning of a PCI Express* (PCIe) function into many virtual interfaces for the purpose of sharing the resources of a PCIe device in a virtual environment. These virtual interfaces are called Virtual Functions. Each virtual function can support a unique and separate data path for I/O-related functions within the PCIe hierarchy.



Unified Networking and Storage

NIC20G lowers your data center total cost of ownership (TCO) by providing the ability to route LAN and SAN traffic over a single fabric.

Support for Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

NIC20G reduces TCO by eliminating redundant fabrics and saves the cost of expensive FC HBAs and FC switch ports.

Support for iSCSI

NIC20G includes a number of advanced features that enable it to provide industry-leading performance and reliability.


Reliable Performance

Security Optimizations

An NIC20G adapter enables customers to run a secure network environment without sacrificing performance.

PCIe v2.0 (5 GT/s)

PCIe v2.0 (5 GT/s) support enables customers to take full advantage of 10 GbE by providing a maximum of 20 Gbps bi-directional through put per port on a single dual port card.

Designed For Multi-core Processors

Support for technologies such as multiple queues, receive-side scaling, multiple MSI-X vectors, and Low Latency Interrupts enable the NIC20G adapter to provide high performance, 10 Gigabit connectivity in multi-core server blades. These technologies distribute network processing across multiple CPU cores, improving overall performance. For today's demanding virtualized data center environments, the adapter delivers ultimate flexibility and calability.

Feature

Features

Benefits

Intel 82599 10G Ethernet Controller

Industry-leading, energy-efficient design for next-generation 10G performance and multi-core processors

SFP+ Connectivity

NIC20G with SFP+ connections support 10G BASE-SR, 10G BASE-LR AND SFP+ Copper Direct Attach physical media.

Low-profile

Enables higher bandwidth and throughput from standard and low-profile PCIe slots and servers

Load balancing on multiple CPUs

Increases performance on multi-processor systems by efficiently balancing network loads across CPU cores when used with receive-side Scaling (RSS) from Microsoft or Scalable I/O on Linux*

iSCSI remote boot support

Provides centralized storage area network (SAN) management at a lower cost than other iSCSI solution

fibre channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

Includes FCoE Boot and Data Center Bridging

Support for most network operating system (NOS)

Enables widespread deployment

RhHS-Compliant2

Complies with the European Union directive 2002/95/EC to reduce the use of hazardous materials

Intel PROSet Utility for Windows Device Manager

Provides point-and-click management of individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection teraming, and virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration

Time Sync (IEEE 1588*, 802.1as)

Enables networked Ethernet equipment to synchronize internal clocks according to a network master