Intel® Dual 10Gb Ethernet Converged Network Adapter Card w/ X550 Chipset
Intel's Dual 10GBase-T RJ45 Converged Network Adapter
This dual 10G RJ45 Network Adapter Card simplifies migration to 10Gb Ethernet (GbE) while providing iSCSI, FCoE, Virtualization and Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP).
Dual Port 10 GbE for the Broad Market
The Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550 is the newest innovation in Intel’s leadership to drive 10 GbE into the broad server market.
This adapter hosts Intel's latest Ethernet silicon, the Intel® Ethernet Controller X550, a low cost single-chip 10GBASE-T solution for today’s server platforms. Simplify the Transition to 10 GbE With 10GBASE-T, migration to 10 GbE is dramatically simplified with backward compatibility for your existing GbE network infrastructure.
Install an X550 adapter into a server and the auto-negotiation between 1 GbE and 10 GbE provides the necessary backwards compatibility that most customers require for a smooth transition and easy migration to 10 GbE. When time and budget allows, 10GBASE-T switches can be added any time to experience the full benefits of 10 GbE.
10G BASE-T uses the copper twisted-pair cables that are very familiar to IT professionals today. It is all you know and love about 1000BASE-T. The knowledge, training, and investment in BASE-T are preserved.
10GBASE-T is the easiest and most versatile 10 GbE interface that can be deployed anywhere in your data center. Its flexible reach from 1 meter to 100 meters supports the latest network architectures including Top of Rack (TOR), Middle of Row (MoR), and End of Row (EoR).
- Low cost, low power, Dual 10 GbE port performance for the entire datacenter
- Intel's second gen, dual-port 10GBASE-T controller with integrated MAC and PHY
- Standard CAT 6a cabling with RJ45 connectors
- Supports NBASE-T" technology (2.5 and 5.0 GbE over CAT 5e)
- Backward compatibility with existing 100oBASE-T networks simplifies the transition to 10 GbE
- PCI Express (PCI-E) v3.0 with up to 8.0 GT/s
- Unified networking delivering LAN, iSCSI and FCoE in one low-cost CNA
- Flexible I/O virtualization for port partitioining and Quality of Service (005) of up to 64 virtual ports
- Reliable, proven 10 GbE technology from Intel® Corporation
10 GbE Performance at Low Cost and Low Power
The new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X550 is the lowest cost way to deploy 10 GbE in your data center today. The Intel X550 uses low cost CAT 6 and CAT 6a cabling. Chances are this cabling already exists in the data center.
A way for Intel to reduce cost and power is to integrate components into a single-chip solution. Why is integration important? First, integration translates to lower power. This means no active heat sink and reduces the per-port power consumption. Second, integration also means a lower cost per port, because two separate components are not needed. When cabling is accounted for, cost efficiencies realized from a single part mean 10GBASE-T is the lowest cost media to deploy.
With lower cost and power, 10GBASE-T is ideal for broad deployment. 10GBASE-T is an option for every rack and tower server in the data center. The new Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XSSO (CNA XSSO family) provides bandwidth-intensive applications with highly affordable 10 GbE network performance and cost-effective RJ4S connectivity for distances up to 100 meters.
Exciting New Data Center Models
More than just a 10 times per-port increase in performance by using the C NA XSSO family versus a standard 1 GbE adapter opens doors for exciting new usage models, including unified networking, I/O virtualization, and flexible port partitioning.
The Intel® X550-T2 Ethernet Converged Network Adapter supports the following Operating Systems:
- FreeBSD 10-2
- Linux RHEL 6.7
- Linux RHEL 7.1
- Linux SLES 11 SP4
- Linux SLES 12
- Linux Stable Kernel Version 2.6/3.x/4.x
- UEFI 2.1
- UEFI 2.3
- UEFI 2.4
- VMware ESXi 5.5
- VMware ESXi 6.0
- Windows® 7 SP1
- Windows® 8
- Windows® 8.1
- Windows® 10
- Windows® PE 3.0 (2008 R2 PE)
- Windows® Server 2008 R2
- Windows® PE 4.0 (2012 PE)
- Windows® PE 5.0 (2012 R2 PE)
- Windows® Server 2012
- Windows® Server 2012 R2
|Make and Model||Intel® X550-T2 10Gb PCI-E x4 Network Interface Card|
|External Ports||2x 10Gbe RJ-45 LAN Ports (Copper)|
|PCI Express Slot||PCI Express v3.0 x4 (also works in x8 and x16 Slots)|
|Chipset||Intel® X550 Chipset|
|Certifications||BSMI, CE, CSA, FCC, ICES-003, RCM, UL & VCCI|
Cat 6A: Up to 100m
Cat 6: Up to 55m
|Software||Intel® PROSet Utility for Easy Configuration and Management|
|Power Consumption||Typical Consumption by Transfer Rate, both ports active:
10 Gbps: 11.2W
1 Gbps: 5.5W
100 Mbps: 3.9W
Maximum Power Consumption, both ports active:
10 Gbps: 13.0W
- Intel® X550-T2 Dual 10Gb RJ45 PCI-E x4 Network Interface Card
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