Dual-Port 10GbE Network Daughter Card (NDC) for Dell Blade Servers.
The Broadcom® 57712-k Network Daughter Card (NDC) is a flexible LAN on motherboard networking solution that supports switch-independent NIC partitioning — giving administrators the ability to divide a single network port into as many as four partitions and allocate bandwidth as needed.
High performance: Provides the highest performance levels for mission-critical enterprise and mega data centers.
Switch-Independent NIC partitioning (NPAR): Helps flexibly manage the 10GbE bandwidth allocation to virtual machines and applications by dividing a physical port into four logical ports.
No-compromise converged NIC: Broadcom leverages field-proven support for L2 networking, TCP/IP offload, iSCSI HBA offload — and FCoE HBA offload with low CPU utilization.
Low CPU utilization: Broadcom offload architecture helps minimize CPU overhead, freeing valuable CPU cycles for processing user applications
The Broadcom® 57712-k Network Daughter Card (NDC) is a flexible LAN - on motherboard networking solution that supports switch–independent NIC partitioning − giving administrators the ability to divide a single network port into as many as four partitions and allocate bandwidth as needed.
Supports both networking traffic and storage traffic over a single 10GbE connection.
Supports Switch Independent NIC Partitioning (NPAR) on a broad range of IO Modules (such as the M8024-k and M8428-k) or external 10GbE switches (through the 10GbE Pass Through Module-k).
Supports Data Center Bridging (DCB) — Data Center Bridging eXchange (DCBX)/Priority-based Flow Control (PFC)/Enhanced Transmission Selection (ETS) for Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Lossless iSCSI-TLV on a broad range of DCBX capable switches (such as the M8428-k FCF switch module and many other external TOR switches through the 10GbE Pass Through Module-k).
Supports up to 8 virtual NIC ports with NIC partitioning. Each partition appears as a separate NIC to the operating system.
Provides a dependable, performance-focused solution that can be optimized for high throughput and high I/O per second with low CPU utilization.
NIC partitions can be assigned to networking or storage functions, such as Internet SCSI (iSCSI) or FCoE.
Optimizes performance with high throughput, low latency and minimal CPU utilization.
Provides robust and seamless manageability through management application software.