Intel I340 Ethernet Dual Port and Quad Port Server
Adapters for System x
Lenovo Press Product Guide
Based on the new Intel® 82580 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, the Intel Ethernet Dual Port and Quad Port
Server Adapters for System x® are Intel's fourth generation of PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet (PCIe GbE)
adapters. These adapters showcase the industry's first fully integrated, multi-port PCIe 2.0 GbE
controllers, providing a smaller footprint and lower power dissipation.
In addition, these adapters offer advanced features, including support for multi-core processors and
server virtualization, as well as a scalable PCI Express 2.0 interface. Intel's first eco-friendly, halogen-free
design combines low power use and low cost for one of the best price to performance ratios in a multi-port
solution that is available today. Figure 1 shows the Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter.
Figure 1. Intel Ethernet Quad Port Server Adapter
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These dual port and quad port adapters provide high-performing, multi-port gigabit connectivity in a
multi-core platform as well as in a virtualized environment. In a multi-core platform, the adapter supports
technologies such as Intel QuickData Technology, MSI-X, and Low Latency Interrupts that help
accelerate data across the platform, therefore improving application response times. For virtualized
environments, Intel Ethernet adapters have advanced features with VMDq that lower CPU utilization and
increase I/O performance.
Intel I340 Ethernet Dual Port and Quad Port Server Adapters for System x