LREC9712HT PCI Express x4 Dual Copper Port Gigabit Server Adapter (Intel I350AM2 Based)
Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet server adapters designed with performance enhancing features and new power management technologies
Halogen-free dual-port Gigabit Ethernet adapters with fiber interface options
Innovative power management features including Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and DMA Coalescing for increased efficiency and reduced power consumption
Flexible I/O virtualization for port partitioning and quality of service (QoS) of up to 32 virtual ports
Scalable iSCSI performance delivering cost-effective SAN connectivity
High-performing bridgeless design supporting PCI Express Gen 2.15GT/s
Reliable and proven Gigabit Ethernet technology from Intel Corporation
The new LREC9712HT builds on Intels history of excellence in Ethernet products. Intel continues its market leadership with this new generation of PCIe GbE network adapters. Built with the bridgeless Intel Ethernet Controller I350, these adapters represent the next step in the Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) networking evolution for the enterprise and data center by introducing new levels of performance through industry-leading enhancements for both virtualized and iSCSI Unified Networking environments. This new family of adapters also includes new power management technologies such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and DMA Coalescing (DMAC).
Power Management Technologies
Today, companies everywhere are looking for ways to decrease energy consumption across the enterprise to reduce costs and environmental impact, while at the same time solving increasingly important power density challenges. Thats why Intel has introduced new, advanced Power Management Technologies (PMTs) with the LREC9712HT that enable enterprises to configure power options on the adapter and more effectively manage their power consumption.
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
The LREC9712HT supports the IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard so that, during periods of low network activity, EEE reduces the power consumption of an Ethernet connection by negotiating with a compliant EEE switch port to transition to a low power idle (LPI) state. This reduces the controller power to approximately 50 percent of its normal operating power, saving power on the network port and the switch port. As soon as increased network traffic is detected, the controller and the switch quickly come back to full power to handle the increased network traffic. EEE is supported for both 1000BASE-T and100BASE-TX.
Software Tools and Management
Intel Advanced Network Services (Intel ANS) include new teaming technologies and techniques such as Virtual Machine Load-Balancing (VMLB) for Hyper-V environments. Today, Intel ANS includes a variety of teaming configurations for up to eight adapters, support for mixed vendors server adapters teaming and includes support for 802.1q VLANs, making Intel ANS one of the most capable and comprehensive tools for supporting server adapter teaming.
Additionally, Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager and PROset CL extends driver functionality to provide additional reliability and Quality of Service features and configuration.
Intel Ethernet Controller I350
With PCI Express V2.1 (5 GT/s) Support
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