Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Transforming the data center through a reliable and unified 10GbE network
Intel’s third-generation 10GbE controller, the Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller continues to build on the innovative trends set by its predecessor and pushes the envelope even further.
Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller reduces cost and complexity of the data center by combining LAN and SAN traffic onto a single Ethernet fabric. Customers can use iSCSI, NAS or FCoE to carry storage traffic over Ethernet. In order to meet SAN requirements for guaranteed packet delivery, the controller implements capabilities such as enhanced transmission selecting and priority flow control. The controller accelerates iSCSI traffic by implementing key stateless offloads such as TCP segmentation offload (TSO) and Receive Side Coalescing (RSC). It also supports the trusted iSCSI initiators from Microsoft and Linux operating systems and provides a robust iSCSI remote boot implementation. Further, the Intel 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller delivers a high performing FCoE solution that offloads the main data paths for I/O read and write commands. It also greatly reduces CPU processing on FCoE receive traffic by eliminating a data copy through Direct Data placement implementation.
The Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller along with Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series-based servers deliver unmatched performance scalability that signals a new paradigm in the data center - a paradigm of intelligent solutions that help manage growth while controlling costs; a paradigm of advanced virtualization features; and a paradigm of a simple, cost-effective, unified network.