Intel’s new family of Intel® Ethernet X520 Server Adapters are the most flexible and scalable Ethernet adapters for today’s demanding data center environments.
The Intel® Ethernet X520 Server Adapter family addresses the demanding needs of the next-generation data center by providing unmatched features for virtualization, flexibility for LAN and SAN networking, and proven, reliable performance.
Features and benefits
|Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller||Industry-leading, energy-efficient design for next-generation 10 Gigabit performance and multi-core processors|
|Low-profile||Enables higher bandwidth and throughput from standard and low-profile PCIe slots and servers|
|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 (RSS) from Microsoft or Scalable I/O on Linux*
|iSCSI remote boot support||Provides centralized storage area network (SAN) management at a lower cost than other iSCSI solutions|
|Support for most network operating systems (NOS)||Enables widespread deployment|
|RoHS-compliant2||Complies with the European Union directive 2002/95/EC to reduce the use of hazardous materials|
|Intel® PROSet utility for Microsoft Windows* Device Manager||Provides point-and-click management of individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection|
teaming, and virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration
|Time Sync (IEEE 1588, 802.1as)||Lets networked Ethernet equipment synchronize internal clocks according to a network master clock;|
endpoint can then acquire an accurate estimate of the master time by compensating for link latency