The Intel® PRO/1000 PT and PF Quad Port Bypass Server Adapters provide in-line server appliances, such as Intrusion Protection Servers (IPSes), with high-performance, low-latency, in-line connectivity, and a bypass mode to ensure business continuity. These adapters also use the PCI Express* serial bus for greater throughput, and they support Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) for further performance enhancement, including the reduced overhead so important to IPS applications.
The Intel® PRO/1000 PT and PF Quad Port Bypass Server Adapters are intended for use by equipment manufacturer hardware designers in application-specific in-line server appliances, where a bypass mode is desirable. Given that equipment manufacturers typically write specific software applications for their in-line platforms, Intel only provides open source reference drivers for these adapters. Interested hardware designers may contact their local Intel representative for additional product or purchase information.
Features and Benefits
|Two Intel® 82571GB controllers||Enables four Gigabit connections in a single adapter, delivering increased bandwidth for slot-constrained servers|
|Bypass Mode||Programmable bypass mode features real-time control, fail-open or close upon power failure detection, and watchdog timer|
|IEEE 802.3ab compatibility||Support for Gigabit Ethernet industry-wide networking standard|
|RoHS compliant1, lead-free2 technology||Compliant with the new European Union directive (effective July 2006) to reduce the use of hazardous materials|
|Compatible with x4, x8, and x16 full-height and low-profile PCI Express* slots||Allows quad-port operation in almost any PCI Express* server slot, except x1 slots, and allows each port to operate without interfering with the others|
|Intel I/O Acceleration Technology||Moves data more efficiently through new Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers for fast, scaleable, and reliable network performance.|
|NIC-in-front versions||Provides a front-panel connector and LED and cable assemblies to allow port access and LED displays at the front of the server|
|Gigabit speeds on Category-5 cable networks||Achieves Gigabit speeds on commonly deployed CAT-5 cabling without costly cable replacements|
|Compatible with Fast Ethernet||Reduces training costs and quickly ramps rollout|
|Auto-sensing, self-configuring 10/100/1,000-Mbps performance||Adapters will automatically sense when the network is able to support a faster speed, and self-configure to save IT staff time, money, and server downtime|
|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|
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