SMC helps to drive widespread 10 Gigabit adoption with release of new 10G network adapters
Released on: February 14, 2008, 2:21 am
Press Release Author: SMC Networks
Press Release Summary: SMC offers performance, thermal management and affordability with copper and fiber adapters while consuming less power
Press Release Body: SMC Networks (www.smc.com), leading provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, today announced the availability of two new 10G Ethernet server adapters to match the growing demand for 10G speed and bandwidth. This announcement is the continuation of SMC Networks' objective to make 10G Ethernet accessible for more companies.
Both the SMC10GPCle-XFP and the SMC10GPCle-10BT boast a range of fea-tures that set them apart from competitive offerings including the fact that the SMC10GPCle-10BT is the industry's first IEEE802.3an standards-compliant 10GBASE-T server adapter. The SMC10GPCle-XFP offers pluggable XFP mod-ules (SR or LR). This additional feature provides flexibility of different 10G net-working expansions, delivering 10GbE performance from 300m (SR) to 10km (LR) distance between ports.
PCI Express x8 provides optimum host bus bandwidth while Plug and Play en-sures binary compatibility with all data center and high performance computing (HPC) applications. In addition, SMC's virtual NIC support (VNIC) provides the cleanest and most efficient way to maximize network and CPU efficiency in virtu-alized operating system deployments. Crucially, both TigerCardT 10G server adapters also deliver the industry's lowest power consumption demonstrating SMC Networks' awareness of thermal management as a primary consideration in today's challenging data center environment.
Commenting on the launch, Iain Kenney, Director of Product Marketing said: "This is the next step in SMC Networks' drive to make 10G accessible to more companies in response to growing customer demand. The low latency and high throughput of the SMC TigerCardT 10G server adapter family makes it the best solution for networking environments that contain highly complex applications that create and transfer huge files, such as high performance computing (HPC), database clusters, and video on demand."
The TigerCardT SMC10GPCle-XFP and the SMC10GPCle-10BT are available now and priced at £599 and £999.99.
For more information about SMC Networks, SMC's portfolio 10G connectivity products, or any others in its full complement of networking products, please visit www.smc.com
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