NIC40G
Quad-Port 10 Gigabit  Network Interface Adapter

NIC40G is a high-speed quad-port 10GbE fiber channel adapter with SFP+ connectivity, which is extremely flexible and scalable. NIC40G is designed with multi-core processors, which realizes rapid deployment for the servers. Flexible and scalable solutions can be provided according to client’s needs, so as to meet strict requirements for operation under the network and storage environments.

Overview

NIC40G is a high-speed quad-port 10GbE fiber channel adapter with SFP+ connectivity, which is extremely flexible and scalable.

NIC40G is designed with multi-core processors, which realizes rapid deployment for the servers. Flexible and scalable solutions can be provided according to clients needs, so as to meet strict requirements for operation under the network and storage environments.

Intel X710 chip is adopted to address the demanding needs of the next-generation agile data center by providing unmatched features for both server and network virtualization, flexibility for LAN and SAN networks and proven, reliable performance.

Feature

Dual and quad-port 10GbE adapters

PCIe Express* (PCIe) 3.0, ×8

Exceptional Low Power Adapters

Networking Virtualization offloads including Geneve, VXLAN and NVGRE

Flow Director for hardware based application traffic steering

Data Plane Developer Kit (DPDK) optimized for efficient packet processing

Excellent small packet performance for network appliances and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Intelligent offloads to enable high performance with Intel Xeon processor-based servers

I/O virtualization innovations for maximum performance in a virtualized server

Unified networking providing a single wire support for LAN and storage: NAS (SMB, NFS) and SAN (iSCSI, FCoE)


Leading Performance

NIC40G adapter delivers superior performance with a theoretical throughput of 80 Gb/s (40Gb/s Tx; 40Gb/s Rx) bidirectional throughput (quad-port adapter required), in a PCI Express (PCle) v3.0 ×8 slot. Optimized performance vectors and key uses include:


Small Packet Performance: Achieves wire-rate throughput on smaller payload sizes (>128 Bytes for 40GbE and >64 Bytes for 10 GbE.

Bull Transfer Performance: Delivers line-rate performance with low CPU usage for large application buffers

Virtualized Performance: Alleviates hypervisor I/O bottlenecks by providing flow separation for Virtual Machines (VMs)

Network Virtualization: Network virtualization overlay offloads including VXLAN, NVGRE, Geneve, Network Service Headers (NSH)

Storage Performance: Enables competitive performance with native OS drivers and intelligent offload for NAS (NFS, SMB) and SAN (iSCSI and FCOE)


A Complete, Unified Networking Solution

Converging data and storage onto one fabric eliminates the need for multiple adapters, cables and switches. Furthermore both 10 and 40 gigabit Ethernet provides the bandwidth to converge these multiple fabrics onto a single wire. A key capability that makes all this possible is traffic class separation provided by Data Center Bridging (DCB)1--providing a one--wire solution with virtual pipes for the different classes of traffic:

Data: Best effort delivery of standard LAN traffic

Storage: Lossless network for FCoE and iSCSI

Management: Guaranteed connectivity of data center IP management