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New Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x delivers next-generation networking features

New Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x delivers next-generation networking features

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 112-209
November 13, 2012

ENUS112-209.PDF ENUS112-209.PDF

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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Product number Product number


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Intel™ X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM® System x®

The Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x is powered by an Intel Ethernet 82599 third-generation 10 Gb Ethernet Controller. This card offers full line-rate 10 Gbps performance for high-IO intensive clients, and showcases the next generation in 10 GbE networking features for the enterprise network and data center. This adapter uses IBM System x Mezzanine design, which does not use a PCIe slot.



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Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x

The new Intel Ethernet X520 Dual Port Adapter provides great networking performance, whether as a standard NIC, or with the physical port configured in an emulation mode using the virtual switch in the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM), or directly assigned to a virtual machine. In the emulation mode, the Intel I/O technology and Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) optimize network performance by offloading data sorting and copying from the software Virtual Switch in the VMM to the Intel Ethernet 82599 10-Gigabit Controller.

Feature exchange

None



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For prerequisites, refer to the System x ServerProven® Plan at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/xseries/lan/matrix .html


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December 15, 2012



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Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x

Designed for multicore processors, the X520 Embedded adapter provides high-performance, 10-Gigabit connectivity in multicore servers. This adapter also supports technologies such as multiple queues, receive-side scaling, multiple MSI-X vectors, and Low Latency Interrupts. These technologies distribute network processing across multiple CPU cores, improving overall performance.

Features and functions:



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The following are features already announced for the 3331, 7912, 7914, 7915 machine types:

Description                                         MT   Model  Feature
 
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   3331  HC1     A3JS
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   7912  AC1
                                                         MC1
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   7914  AC1
                                                         MC1
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x                                   7915  AC1
                                                         MC1

 
Options:
                                                        SEO
Description                                             number
 
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter        49Y7980
 for IBM System x
 

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=112-209


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Publications
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None



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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an on-demand business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Environmental requirements

Standards

Agency Approvals

Software requirements

The following network operating systems have been tested for compatibility with the Intel X520 Dual Port 10 GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter for IBM System x .

Network operating systems

Note: For information on additional support, certification, and versions of network operating systems, visit

http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/

IBM makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products, including those designated as ServerProven .

Planning information

Cable orders

None

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.



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Warranty period

One year.

An IBM part or feature installed during the initial installation of an IBM machine is subject to a full warranty effective on the date of installation of the machine. An IBM part or feature which replaces a previously installed part or feature assumes the remainder of the warranty period for the replaced part or feature. An IBM part or feature added to a machine without replacing a previously installed part or feature is subject to a full warranty effective on its date of installation. Unless specified otherwise, the warranty period, type of warranty service and service level of a part or feature is the same as the machine it is installed in.

IBM hourly service rate classification

One

Customer setup

Yes

Machine code

No. All other terms and conditions are the same as those applicable to the IBM machine type in which the feature is installed.



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For current prices, contact IBM at 888-Shop-IBM (746-7426) or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/

To locate the web price, search on the feature number in the Search field.

The following are features already announced for the 3331 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              HC1      A3JS          MES

The following are features already announced for the 7912 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   
 
Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3JS          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7914 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3JS          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

The following are features already announced for the 7915 machine type:

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                  Model    Feature        Both/        
                             Number   Number         Support   

Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded Adapter
for IBM System x
                              AC1      A3JS          Initial
                              MC1                    Initial

Option SEOs

                                                     Initial/
                                                     MES/
Description                             SEO          Both/         
                                        Number       Support  CSU 

Intel X520 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+         49Y7980      Both     Yes
 Embedded  Adapter for IBM System x
 
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