Enterprise Adapters

Introducing Next-Generation NetXtreme Ethernet Solutions for Dell and HP Servers:
Enabling Maximized Performance, Efficiency and Scalability

Increasing demand for server virtualization, cloud computing, and I/O intensive applications is driving the need for greater processing capabilities in enterprise networks and data centers. According to a recent survey by IDC, top priorities for IT managers will include increasing adoption of virtualization, improving system management and adding new servers. Broadcom's latest Ethernet adapter solutions are engineered to help IT managers meet these demands while leveraging features and benefits that are associated with new Xeon E5-based servers.

Advanced Features

Broadcom's NetXtreme Ethernet adapters feature a highly integrated 40nm single-chip solution that combines the company's media access controllers (MACs) with its physical layer transceivers (PHYs). Engineered for use with Xeon E5-based servers, the adapters deliver full line-rate throughput across all ports. To support enterprise and data center efficiency and scalability requirements, the adapters offer advanced functionality such as comprehensive NIC partitioning and IEEE 1588 time synchronization. They also take advantage of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), enabling lower power consumption (up to 42 percent less) for reduced IT operating costs.