10 Gigabit Ethernet Dual Port -x/k Mezzanine Cards Provide Ultimate Flexibility and Scalability in Virtual and Unified Storage Environments.
The Intel® Ethernet X520 -x/k Mezzanine Card for Dell PowerEdge Blade Servers is one of the most flexible and scalable Ethernet adapters for demanding data center environments. Data center networks are being pushed to their limits. The escalating deployments of 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 10 Gigabit 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.
Intel® architecture-based blade servers provide the performance, dependability, and manageability essential for businesses running database, data center, and other business-
critical applications in a high-density environment. In addition to providing better performance and energy efficiency, Dell Blade Servers simplify data center environments and reduce total cost of ownership by reducing the need for external cabling and switch infrastructure. Intel Ethernet 10 Gigabit-x/k Mezzanine Cards provide an advanced, cost-effective network-connectivity solution for blade server solutions.
Powered by Intel’s third-generation 10 GbE network controller, the Intel® Ethernet 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the X520 -x/k Mezzanine Card addresses the demanding
needs of the next-generation data center by providing better features for virtualization, flexibility for LAN and SAN networking, and proven, reliable performance.
Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Energy-efficient design for next-generation 10 Gigabit performance and multi-core processor.
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.
Support for most network operating systems (NOS)
Enables widespread deployment.
Complies with the European Union directive 2002/95/EC to reduce the use of hazardous material.
Intel® PROSet Utility for Windows Device Manager
Provides point-and-click management of individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection teaming, and virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration.
Time Sync (IEEE 1588, 802.1as)
Lets networked Ethernet equipment synchronize internal clocks according to a network master clock; endpoint can then acquire an accurate estimate of the master time by compensating for link latency.