Intel 's NetEffect Server Cluster Adapters provide accelerated 10 Gigabit Ethernet processing to benefit some of the most demanding and latency-sensitive applications, including high performance computing (HPC) clustering and financial market data systems. The product line is optimized for scalability to take advantage of the multi-core environments typically used with these high performance computing applications. Powered by the second-generation of accelerated 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology, the NetEffect NE020 network controller provides the protocol processing required to deliver the low latency, scalable performance that is required. The NetEffect Server Cluster Adapters support iWARP, or internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol. iWARP provides a low-latency, kernel-bypass solution on Ethernet by using RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) semantics.
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Sustained, predictable performance under load
NE020 10Gb adapters' patented virtual pipeline architecture strikes the optimal balance between high performance, low power consumption and small BOM. Unmatched low latency, high bandwidth and power efficiency are the result of seamlessly coordinated transport offload, RDMA and user-level direct access (ULDA) techniques used in combination to accelerate various networking protocols. Scalable, deterministic performance is sustained in heavily loaded multiple-connection environments such as multi-core, multi-processor nodes, high-performance computing, and the dense, compute and I/O-intensive configurations that characterize virtualized environments.
One adapter, one firmware image
A single low-power NE020 10Gb PCIe adapter seamlessly replaces separate adapters for networking, storage and clustering - reducing power, cost, complexity and management. A single firmware and OS driver image supports different program interfaces and network protocols, simplifying both deployment and ongoing maintenance.
Lower power, higher processing densitiesProduct Highlights
At 6.2W, NE020 10Gb adapters consume one third of the power required by some competitive adapters. Critical in power-constrained data centers, such power savings support higher computing densities within the existing power envelopes, increasing processing per square foot.
- Sustained performance
- Low power consumption, less than 6.2W
- Single adapter supports simultaneous connectivity to scaleout, data, and storage networks
- Single firmware image supports all program interfaces and network protocols
- Patented architecture implements hardware TOE, iWARP (RDMA over Ethernet), ULDA
- Single-port models supporting standard copper and optical media interfaces
- High-performance database, web servers, research clusters