Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1

Specifications

  • Product Collection Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520
  • Marketing Status Discontinued
  • Launch Date Q2'14
  • Vertical Segment Server
  • Cable Medium Copper
  • Cabling Type QSFP+ Direct Attach Twin Axial Cabling up to 10m
  • Bracket Height Low Profile and Full Height
  • TDP 20 W
  • New Design Availability Expiration Date Monday, May 20, 2019

Networking Specifications

  • Port Configuration Single
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) Yes
  • Speed & Slot Width 8.0 GT/s, x 8 Lane
  • Controller Intel 82599

Package Specifications

  • System Interface Type PCIe v3.0 (8.0 GT/s)

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity

Advanced Technologies

Ordering and Compliance

Retired and discontinued

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1, retail unit

Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1, OEM Gen

  • MM# 921255
  • Ordering Code X520QDA1G1P5
  • MDDS Content IDs 708211

Trade compliance information

  • ECCN 5A992C
  • CCATS G135872
  • US HTS 8517620090

PCN Information

Drivers and Software

Latest Drivers & Software

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Name

Intel® Network Adapter Virtual Function Driver for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*

Intel® Network Adapters Driver for PCIe* 10 Gigabit Network Connections Under FreeBSD*

Intel® Network Adapter Virtual Function Driver for PCIe* 10 Gigabit Network Connections under FreeBSD*

Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows® 10

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2019*

Adapter User Guide for Intel® Ethernet Adapters

Administrative Tools for Intel® Network Adapters

Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility, Preboot Images, and EFI Drivers

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2016*

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for PCIe* Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*

Intel® Ethernet Product Release Notes

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012*

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012 R2*

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 8.1* - FINAL RELEASE

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2008 R2* - Final Release

Disabling TCP-IPv6 Checksum Offload Capability with Intel® 1/10 GbE Controllers

Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 8* - Final Release

Support

Launch Date

The date the product was first introduced.

TDP

Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.

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® 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.