Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-DA2 for Open Compute Project
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Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520
Products formerly Niantic
SFP+ Direct Attached Twin Axial Cabling up to 10m
Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Supported Operating Systems
Data Rate Per Port
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c)
Speed & Slot Width
5.0 GT/s, x8 Lane
System Interface Type
PCIe v2.0 (5.0 GT/s)
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Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack
This download installs version 27.6.1 of the Intel® Ethernet Adapter Complete Driver Pack for supported OS versions.View download options.
Intel® Ethernet Product Release Notes
Provides Intel® Ethernet Product Release Notes. (27.6.1)View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012 R2*
This download installs version 27.6 of the Intel® Network Adapters for Windows Server 2012 R2*.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2012*
This download record installs version 27.6 of the Intel® Network Adapters driver for Windows Server 2012*.View download options.
Intel® Ethernet Connections Boot Utility, Preboot Images, and EFI Drivers
This download version 27.6 installs UEFI drivers, Intel® Boot Agent, and Intel® iSCSI Remote Boot images to program the PCI option ROM flash image and update flash configuration options.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 8.1*
Installs Intel® Network Adapter drivers release 27.6 for Windows 8.1*.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2019*
This download record installs version 27.6 of the Intel® Network Adapter using Windows Server 2019*.View download options.
Administrative Tools for Intel® Network Adapters
This download record installs version 27.6 of the administrative tools for Intel® Network Adapters.View download options.
Adapter User Guide for Intel® Ethernet Adapters
This download contains the 27.6 version of the Intel® Ethernet Adapter User Guide.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2022*
This download record installs version 27.6 of the Intel® Network Adapter using Windows Server 2022*View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows Server 2016*
This download record installs version 27.6 of the Intel® Network Adapter using Windows Server 2016*.View download options.
Intel® Network Adapter Virtual Function Driver for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connections under Linux*
Provides the ixgbevf driver version 4.16.5 for Intel® 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connection virtual function devices.View download options.
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 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.
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