Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2

Specifications

  • Product Collection 10/25/40 Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
  • Status Launched
  • Launch Date Q1'12
  • Vertical Segment Server
  • Cable Medium Copper
  • Cabling Type RJ-45 Category-6 up to 55 m; Category-6A up to 100 m
  • Bracket Height Low Profile and Full Height
  • Supported Operating Systems View now

Supplemental Information

Networking Specifications

  • Port Configuration Dual
  • Data Rate Per Port 10GbE/1GbE/100Mb
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) Yes
  • Speed & Slot Width 5.0 GT/s, x8 Lane
  • Controller Intel® Ethernet Controller X540

Package Specifications

  • System Interface Type PCIe v2.1 (5.0 GT/s)
  • Low Halogen Options Available No

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity

Advanced Technologies

Ordering and Compliance

Ordering and spec information

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2, retail bulk

  • MM# 927245
  • Ordering Code X540T2BLK

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2 retail unit

  • MM# 914248
  • Ordering Code X540T2

Trade compliance information

  • ECCN 5A992C
  • CCATS G135872
  • US HTS 8517620090

PCN/MDDS Information

Compatible products

Intel® Server System R1000WT Family

Product Name Launch Date Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R1208WT2GS Q4'14 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1208WT2GSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1208WTTGS Q4'14 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1208WTTGSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1304WT2GS Q4'14 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1304WT2GSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1304WTTGS Q4'14 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R1304WTTGSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 1U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3

Intel® Server System R2000WT Family

Product Name Launch Date Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R2208WT2YS Q1'15 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2208WTTYC1 Q1'15 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2208WTTYS Q1'15 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2224WTTYS Q1'15 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2308WTTYS Q1'15 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2312WTTYS Q1'15 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2208WTTYSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2208WT2YSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2208WTTYC1R Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2308WTTYSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2312WTTYSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3
Intel® Server System R2224WTTYSR Q1'16 Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" 2U, Spread Core Rack Socket R3

Intel® Server Board S2600CW Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600CW2 Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CW2S Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CWT Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CWTS Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CW2R Launched SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CW2SR Launched SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CWTR Launched SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CWTSR Launched SSI EEB 12" x 13" Rack or Pedestal Socket R3 No 145 W

Intel® Server Board S2600KP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600KP Discontinued Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W
Intel® Server Board S2600KPF Discontinued Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W
Intel® Server Board S2600KPR Launched Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W
Intel® Server Board S2600KPFR Launched Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W
Intel® Server Board S2600KPTR Launched Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W

Intel® Server Board S2600TP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600TPFR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W
Intel® Server Board S2600TPNR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" 2U Rack Socket R3 No 160 W
Intel® Server Board S2600TPR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 No 160 W

Intel® Server Board S2600WT Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600WT2 Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600WTT Discontinued Custom 16.7" x 17" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600WTTR Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600WT2R Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Server Board S2600WTTS1R Launched Custom 16.7" x 17" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W

Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TP24R Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TP24SR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TP24STR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 Yes 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TPFR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TPNR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" 2U Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600TPR Launched Custom 6.8" x 18.9" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W

Intel® Compute Module HNS2600KP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600KP Discontinued Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600KPF Discontinued Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600KPFR Launched Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600KPR Launched Custom 6.4" x 17.7" Rack Socket R3 No 145 W

Intel® Server Board S1600JP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S1600JP2 Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S1600JP4 Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R Yes 135 W

Intel® Server Board S2600CO Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600CO4 Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" 4U Rack or Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600COE Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" 4U Rack or Pedestal Socket R Yes 150 W
Intel® Server Board S2600COEIOC Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Pedestal Socket R Yes 150 W

Intel® Server Board S2600CP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600CP2 Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" 4U Rack or Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CP2IOC Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CP2J Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CP4 Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" 4U Rack or Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600CP4IOC Discontinued SSI EEB 12" x 13" Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W

Intel® Server Board S2600GL Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600GL Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" Rack Socket R Yes 135 W

Intel® Server Board S2600GZ Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600GZ Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" Rack Socket R Yes 135 W

Intel® Server Board S2600IP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600IP4 Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" Rack or Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600IP4L Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" Rack or Pedestal Socket R Yes 135 W

Intel® Server Board S2600JF Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600JF Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600JFF Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600JFQ Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W

Intel® Server Board S2600WP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server Board S2600WP Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600WPF Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Server Board S2600WPQ Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2 Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Rack or Pedestal Socket R No 150 W
Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR2L Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" Pedestal Socket R No 150 W

Intel® Compute Module HNS2600JF Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600JF Discontinued Custom 23.3" x 6.99" x 1.68" 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600JFF Discontinued Custom 23.3" x 6.99" x 1.68" 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600JFQ Discontinued Custom 23.3" x 6.99" x 1.68" 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W

Intel® Compute Module HNS2600WP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600WP Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600WPF Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600WPQ Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R No 135 W

Intel® Server System R1000GL Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R1208GL4DS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1304GL4DS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System R1000GZ Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GC Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GCSAS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1208GZ4GS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GC Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1304GZ4GS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 1U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System R1000JP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R1208JP4GS Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1208JP4OC Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1208JP4TC Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1304JP4GS Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1304JP4OC Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R1304JP4TC Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 13.8'' 1U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System H2000JF Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System H2216JFFJR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216JFFKR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216JFJR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216JFKR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216JFQJR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216JFQKR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312JFFJR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312JFFKR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312JFJR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312JFKR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312JFQJR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312JFQKR Discontinued Custom 6.42'' x 17.7'' 2U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System H2000WP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System H2216WPFJR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216WPFKR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216WPJR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216WPKR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216WPQJR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2216WPQKR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312WPFJR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312WPFKR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312WPJR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312WPKR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312WPQJR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System H2312WPQKR Discontinued Custom 6.8'' x 18.9'' 2U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System R2000GL Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R2208GL4DS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2208GL4GS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2308GL4DS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2308GL4GS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2312GL4GS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System R2000GZ Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GC Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2208GZ4GS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GC Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2216GZ4GCLX Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GC4 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2224GZ4GCSAS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GC Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2308GZ4GS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GC4 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GCSAS Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2312GZ4GS9 Discontinued Custom 16.5" x 16.5" 2U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System R2000IP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System R2216IP4LHPC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2224IP4LHPC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2208IP4LHPC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2308IP4LHPC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 2U Rack Socket R
Intel® Server System R2312IP4LHPC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 2U Rack Socket R

Intel® Server System P4000CP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System P4208CP4MHGC Discontinued 12" x 13" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHEN Discontinued 12" x 13" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4308CP4MHGC Discontinued 12" x 13" 4U Pedestal Socket R

Intel® Server System P4000IP Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Server System P4208IP4LHGC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHJC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4216IP4LHKC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4224IP4LHKC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHGC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHJCL Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Server System P4308IP4LHKC Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R

Intel® Workstation System P4300CR Family

Product Name Status Board Form Factor Chassis Form Factor Socket Embedded Options Available TDP SortOrder Compare
All | None
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFGN Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJN Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFJNL Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R
Intel® Workstation System P4304CR2LFKN Discontinued Custom 14.2" x 15" 4U Pedestal Socket R

Downloads and Software

Launch Date

The date the product was first introduced.

Flexible Port Partitioning

Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP) technology utilizes industry standard PCI SIG SR-IOV to efficiently divide your physical Ethernet device into multiple virtual devices, providing Quality of Service by ensuring each process is assigned to a Virtual Function and is provided a fair share of the bandwidth.

Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq)

Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) is a technology designed to offload some of the switching done in the VMM (Virtual Machine Monitor) to networking hardware specifically designed for this function. VMDq drastically reduces overhead associated with I/O switching in the VMM which greatly improves throughput and overall system performance

PCI-SIG* SR-IOV Capable

Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) involves natively (directly) sharing a single I/O resource between multiple virtual machines. SR-IOV provides a mechanism by which a Single Root Function (for example a single Ethernet Port) can appear to be multiple separate physical devices.

iWARP/RDMA

iWARP delivers converged, low-latency fabric services to data centers through Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Ethernet. The key iWARP components that deliver low-latency are Kernel Bypass, Direct Data Placement, and Transport Acceleration.

Intel® Ethernet Power Management

Intel® Ethernet Power Management Technology provides solutions to common power management approaches by reducing idle power, reducing capacity and power as a function of demand, operating at maximum energy efficiency whenever possible, and enabling functionality only when needed.

Intel® Data Direct I/O Technology

Intel® Data Direct I/O Technology is a platform technology that improves I/O data processing efficiency for data delivery and data consumption from I/O devices. With Intel DDIO, Intel® Server Adapters and controllers talk directly to the processor cache without a detour via system memory, reducing latency, increasing system I/O bandwidth, and reducing power consumption.