Press Release Summary:
NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Ethernet Adapter enables network connections for IBM eserver xSeries(TM). Dual Ethernet ports provide up to 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X performance in single PCI/PCI-X slot. PCI hot-plug lets user remove/replace server network interface cards without taking server offline. Adapter is suitable for upgrading connections to 1000 Mbps, high-security LANs and noisy environments. It offers protection against interference, packet snooping, and signal degradation.
Original Press Release:
IBM NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Port Ethernet Adapter
The new IBM NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Ethernet Adapter enables
high-performance network connections for the IBM eserver
xSeries(TM). Server performance is optimized to ensure that system I/O is not a bottleneck in high-performance networking applications.
The NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Port Ethernet Adapter (31P6401) comes
with three key improvements over the earlier IBM Dual Port Ethernet Adapter option (22P4901):
o First Dual Port PCI-X 10/100/1000 Ethernet Adapter offering based on the latest Broadcom BCM5704 technology for xSeries
o Dual Port option provides dual Ethernet ports at up to 64-bit/133 MHz PCI-X performance in a single PCI/PCI-X slot to free up other slots in the system
o Hardware/software commonality with xSeries BCM570x on-board and adapter technologies
The NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Port Ethernet Adapter uses a BCM5704
chip, the latest in gigabit Ethernet technology from Broadcom.
o Flexible architecture, which matches the hardware behavior to the operating system, allows higher data throughput and increased CPU performance.
o Higher data throughput offers better utilization of the entire network and contributes to lower latencies for the applications.
o Lower CPU utilization enables the server to execute applications faster when communicating over the network.
o Adapter Fault Tolerance and load balancing options from a single adapter and PCI bus slot deliver optimal system reliability and throughput with efficient, minimal resource utilization.
The NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Port Ethernet Adapter comes with full
smart load balance and failover options for fault tolerance and
optimized bandwidth. It includes 802.3ad teaming, GEC trunking
teaming, and VLAN (802.1Q) option for traffic segregation and data privacy.
o Dual port architecture frees up one slot for constrained PCs xSeries servers
o 64-bit PCI and PCI-X support for faster transmissions with lower CPU utilization
o Low-profile capability (comes with both standard bracket and low-profile bracket)
o PCI hot-plug lets you remove/replace server network interface cards (NICs) without taking the server offline
o Automatic link aggregation and load balancing
o Smart Load Balancing allows heterogeneous failover
o Remote boot feature for remote system setup and maintenance
o PCI 2.2 Wake on LAN® enables remote management
Planned Availability Date
April 30, 2003
At a Glance
The IBM NetXtreme 1000 T Dual Port Ethernet Adapter is ideal for
upgrading connections to 1000 Mbps, high-securty LANs
and noisy environments. It offers protection against interference, packet snooping, and signal degradation. It also delivers an impressive throughput boost and other advanced server features.
o New gigabit PCI-X technology
o Checksum offload support and Jumbo Frames
o Adapter fault tolerance and load balancing
o Active PCI hot-plug
o Media: CAT-5
o Bus: 32-/64-bit, 33/66 MHz PCI; 64-bit, 33/66/100/133 MHz PCI-X
o Connector: RJ-45
o PXE 2.1 boot ready
- Open UNIX® 8
o Broadcom 5704 controller technology for optimized on-card processing to enhance system throughput and lower CPU utilization
o Ultra-deep 96 KB packet buffer lowers CPU utilization and avoids PCI congestion
For technical support:
o Call the HelpCenter® (800-772-2227)
o Request technical information via the Personal Computing Division Web site: ibm.conn/pc/support