It’s been a busy week at Broadcom and the server industry at large with Broadcom making major announcements around advanced Ethernet technology solutions for both Dell’s and HP’s new line of servers.
The first announcement was a new portfolio of best-in-class 1GbE and 10GbE Ethernet adapters for Dell’s 12th-Generation PowerEdge servers. These adapters feature Broadcom’s latest NetXtreme controllers, as well as the highest performance networking silicon, and allows Dell to boost performance and further improve efficiency and scalability of enterprise servers. (See video below.)
The second announcement was to introduce a new portfolio of adapters and LOM (LAN on Motherboard) for HP’s new ProLiant Gen8 servers. Broadcom’s five new adapters for the HP line are available in a variety of dual-port and quad-port network interface cards (NICs), as well as FlexNet cards and mezzanine cards. They are designed for a wide range of network configurations and provide full compatibility with HP’s new servers.
Broadcom’s new technology enables IT managers to maximize performance, efficiency and scalability in industry news servers from Dell and HP. The performance delivered is with industry-leading speed and full line-rate throughput across all ports.
Our new 10GbE Ethernet adapters deliver up to 37 percent faster throughput than the nearest competitor. Consider the results of these third-party benchmark tests conducted by Demartek that compared Broadcom’s adapter to the equivalent adapter offered by Emulex.
In addition, these adapters provide full HBA-level offload support of iSCSI and FCoE storage protocols that drastically reduce CPU and memory bandwidth utilization while delivering up to 1.5 Million iSCSI I/Os per second (IOPS): 120 percent higher than the nearest competitor!
The adapters also offer advanced functionality, like switch-independent NIC partitioning (for I/O virtualization) and IEEE 1588 time synchronization. They also implement Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) technology that enables ports to use up to 42 percent less power while lowering IT operating costs.
As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, this has been a busy week of announcements and we are happy to unveil our new LOM and Adapter OEM products to the industry.