Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter
Conserve valuable PCI Express (PCIe*) server slots while adding multi-port Gigabit Ethernet capability with the Intel® PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter. The dedicated I/O bandwidth of PCIe ensures priority performance on each port—without bus sharing—for Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in fiber optic networks. The Intel PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter improves performance in multi-processor systems by balancing network loads across multiple central processing units (CPUs). Additionally, the Intel PRO/1000 PF Quad Port Server Adapter enables Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT)1 for faster I/O processing on Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.
Features and benefits
|Two Intel® 82571GB Gigabit Controllers||Enables four Gigabit Ethernet connections on a single adapter, delivering increased bandwidth for slot-constrained servers and providing high performance, reliability, and low-power use in two integrated, dual port PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller chips|
|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 from Microsoft or Scalable I/O on Linux*|
|Intel® I/OAT1||Accelerates I/O with higher throughput and lower CPU utilization by offloading processing overhead|
|Virtualization||Multi-port cards provide the platform with the port density required for virtualized environments|
|LC connectors||Small connector design is compatible with the latest fiber-optic cabling standards|
|1000BASE-SX multi-mode fiber||Ensures compatibility with fiber-optic cable lengths up to 275 meters|
|Support for most network operating systems (NOS)||Enables widespread deployment|
|Remote management support||Reduces support costs with remote management based on industry-wide standards|
|RoHS compliant2, lead-free3 technology||Compliant with the European Union directive (effective as of July 2006) to reduce the use of hazardous materials|
|Intel® PROSet Utility for Windows*||Provides point-and-click power over individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection teaming, and Device Manager virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration|
|Advanced cable diagnostics||Dynamically tests and reports network problems (error rate, cable length) and automatically compensates for cable issues (cross-over cable, wrong pin-out/polarity)|
|Intel backing||Backed by an Intel® limited lifetime warranty, 90-day money-back guarantee (U.S. and Canada), and worldwide support|
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1. Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) requires an operating system that supports Intel I/OAT.
2. Lead and other materials banned in RoHS Directive are either (1) below all applicable substance thresholds the EU or (2) an approved/pending exemption applies.
3. Lead has not been intentionally added, but lead may still exist as an impurity below 1000 ppm, or an approved RoHS exemption applies.