IBM United States
Hardware Announcement 103-125
May 6, 2003

IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet PCI-X Adapters Expand IBM eServer pSeries and RS/6000 Systems Connectivity

 ENUS103-125.PDF (26KB)


At a Glance

These new adapters offer flexible network connectivity:

  • 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter: A full-Duplex, dual-ported, Gigabit Ethernet adapter that supports jumbo frames when running at the 1000 Mbps speed
  • 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter: An adapter offering two 1 Gbps (1000 Base-SX) full-duplex Ethernet LAN connections and performance enhancements like Large Send and Checksum Offload

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).

Overview

New PCI-X adapters expand the network connectivity options for IBM eServer pSeries™ and selected RS/6000® systems.

IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter

This full-duplex, dual ported, Gigabit Ethernet adapter can be configured to run each port at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps data rates. The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T standard, which defines Gigabit Ethernet operation over distances up to 100 meters using four pairs of CAT-5 balanced copper cabling — the type of cabling within most buildings.

Performance can be improved using these features:

  • Jumbo frames (at 1000 Mbps speed), which can deliver a significant increase in throughput with a significant decrease in CPU utilization
  • Large Send, which offloads the TCP segmentation operation from the AIX® IP layer to the adapter for outgoing TCP segments
  • Checksum Offload, which offloads the TCP/UDP checksum operation or workload from the CPU to the adapter

IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter

This adapter offers two 1 Gbps (1000 Base-SX) full-duplex Ethernet LAN connections with throughput on a standard shortwave multimode optical cable that conforms to the IEEE 802.3z standard.

This adapter also improves performance with the same jumbo frames and Large Send features as for the Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter.

Key Prerequisites

  • A supporting pSeries or RS/6000 system
  • One available PCI or PCI-X slot
  • AIX 5.1 with May 2003, updates or later software
  • AIX 5.2 with May 2003, updates or later software

Planned Availability Date

May 30, 2003

Description

IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706)

The IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter is a full-duplex, dual-ported Gigabit Ethernet adapter with highly integrated components. It can run each port at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps data rates. The adapter conforms to the IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T standard, which defines Gigabit Ethernet operation over distances up to 100 meters using four pairs of CAT-5 balanced copper cabling — the type of cabling within most buildings. The adapter interfaces to the system via either a PCI or PCI-X bus. This adapter also supports AIX Network Install Manager (NIM) operations that require a network boot.

When running at the 1000 Mbps speed, the adapter supports jumbo frames, with a simultaneous significant decrease in CPU utilization. Jumbo frames extend Ethernet to 9000 bytes.

Its Large Send function, sometimes known as TCP segmentation, offloads the TCP segmentation operation from the AIX IP layer to the adapter for outgoing (transmit side) TCP segments. Also, the Checksum Offload function offloads the TCP/UDP checksum operation or workload from the CPU to the adapter.

The IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706) should be considered where maximum port density is required per I/O card slot. If card slots are not the limiting factor and maximum throughput is required, the single-port IBM 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5701) is the preferred solution.

For optimum performance, the adapter should be placed in a 64-bit PCI-X card slot whenever possible.

IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707)

The IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter provides two 1 Gbps (1000 Base-SX), full-duplex Ethernet LAN connections with throughput on a standard shortwave multimode optical cable that conforms to the IEEE 802.3z standard. The adapter supports distances of 260 meters for 62.5 micron multimode fiber and 550 meters for 50.0 micron multimode fiber. This adapter supports AIX Network Install Manager (NIM).

Its Large Send function, sometimes known as TCP segmentation, offloads the TCP segmentation operation from the AIX IP layer to the adapter for outgoing (transmit side) TCP segments. Also, a Checksum Offload function offloads the TCP/UDP checksum operation or workload from the CPU to the adapter.

For optimum performance, the adapter should be placed in a 64-bit PCI-X card slot whenever possible.

Note: The 2-Port IBM Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter incorporates an LC type connector on the card. If connecting into an older, existing SC-type connector network, an LC-SC 62.5 Micron Fiber Converter Cable (#2459) or LC-SC 50 Micron Fiber Converter Cable (#2456) is required.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo and pSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RS/6000 and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Publications

No publications are shipped with the announced products.

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number/product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who wish to subscribe, can visit the PNS Web site location at:

Then click the Publication Notification System link.

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Pubs Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1. The IBM Publications Center Portal:

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.

Note: PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publications Center.

Technical Information

Physical Specifications: For the IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706):

  • Length: 165 mm (6.50 in)
  • Height: 63.5 mm (2.50 in)

For the IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707):

  • Length: 162.3 mm (6.39 in)
  • Height: 63.5 mm (2.50 in)

EMC Conformance Classification: For the IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706) and the IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707):

  • USA: FCC Class A
  • Japan: VCCI-1
  • Europe: CISPR 22 Class A

Product Safety/Country Testing/Certification: For the IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706) and the IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707):

  • YES (UL 60950:2000)
  • CUR recognized to CSA 22.2, No. 950

Operating Environment: For the IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706) and the IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707):

  • Temperature: 0° to 55°C (32° to 131°F)
  • Relative humidity: 85% at 55°C

Power: For the IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706):

  • 5 V, nominal
  • 1057 mA

For the IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707):

  • 5 V, nominal
  • 820 mA

Hardware Requirements

Each of the new adapters requires:

  • A supporting pSeries™ or RS/6000® system
  • One available PCI or PCI-X slot

Software Requirements

  • AIX® 5.1 with the May 2003 update CD, or later
  • AIX 5.2 with the May 2003 update CD, or later

Limitations

  • For the IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X Adapter (#5706), the 1000 Mbps speed is not supported in half-duplex (HDX) mode.
  • For the IBM 2-Port Gigabit Ethernet-SX PCI-X Adapter (#5707), HDX mode is not supported.

Cable Orders: No cables required.

Security, Auditability, and Control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.

Terms and Conditions

This product is available for purchase under the terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.

IBM hardware products are manufactured from new parts and used parts. In some cases, the hardware product may have been previously installed. Regardless, IBM's warranty terms apply.

MES Discount Applicable: Equal to the volume commitment discount

Field-Installable Feature: Yes

Warranty Period: One year

Customer Setup: Yes, for machine types:

  • 7025
  • 7026 — (Model B80 only)
  • 7028
  • 7043
  • 7044
  • 7311
  • 9112

No, for machine types:

  • 7017
  • 7026 (All models except B80)
  • 7038
  • 7039
  • 7040

Licensed Internal Code: Same license terms and conditions as designated machine.

Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

                          Machine                     Initial/
                          Type/      Feature Purchase MES/      RP
Description               Model      Number  Price    Both  CSU MES
 
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7017-S85   5706    $1,920   MES   No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7017-S85   5707     2,550   MES   No  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7025-6F0   5706     1,920   Both  Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X   7025-6F1                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7025-6F0   5707     2,550   Both  Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X        7025-6F1                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7026-6H0   5706     1,920   Both  No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X   7026-6H1                    Both  No  No
 Adapter                  7026-6M1                    Both  No  No
                          7026-B80                    Both  Yes No
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7026-6H0   5707     2,550   Both  No  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X        7026-6H1                    Both  No  No
 Adapter                  7026-6M1                    Both  No  No
                          7026-B80                    Both  Yes No
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7028-6C1   5706     1,599   Both  Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X   7028-6C4                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter                  7028-6E1                    Both  Yes No
                          7028-6E4                    Both  Yes No
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7028-6C1   5707     2,124   Both  Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X        7028-6C4                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter                  7028-6E1                    Both  Yes No
                          7028-6E4                    Both  Yes No
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7038-6M2   5706     1,599   Both  No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7038-6M2   5707     2,124   Both  No  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7039-651   5706     1,920   Both  No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7039-651   5707     2,550   Both  No  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7040-61D   5706     1,920   Both  No  No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X
 Adapter
                          Machine                     Initial/
                          Type/      Feature Purchase MES/      RP
Description               Model      Number  Price    Both  CSU MES
 
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7040-61D   5707    $2,550   Both  No  No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7043-270   5706     1,920   MES   Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7043-270   5707     2,550   MES   Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7044-170   5706     1,920   Both  Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X   7044-270                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7044-170   5707     2,550   Both  Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X        7044-270                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    7311-D10   5706     1,599   Both  Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X   7311-D20                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        7311-D10   5707     2,124   Both  Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X        7311-D20                    Both  Yes No
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port 10/100/1000    9112-265   5706     1,920   Both  Yes No
 Base-TX Ethernet PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM 2-Port Gigabit        9112-265   5707     2,550   Both  Yes No
 Ethernet-SX PCI-X
 Adapter
IBM Short-wave Serial     7311-D10   2732     9,996   Both  Yes No
 HIPPI PCI Adapter
 for RS/6000

Order Now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      The Americas Call Centers
            Dept. RE001
            P.O. Box 2690
            Atlanta, GA  30301-2690
 
 Reference: RE001

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
The e-business logo and pSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
RS/6000 and AIX are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.