Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter XL710-QDA1 for Open Compute Project


  • Product Collection 700 Series Network Adapters (up to 40GbE)
  • Status Launched
  • Launch Date Q3'16
  • Vertical Segment Server
  • Cable Medium Copper
  • Cabling Type QSFP+ Direct Attach Copper Cable (Twinaxial)(1-7m) / 40GBASE-SR4 Optics also supported (Purchase Intel branded optics separately)
  • Bracket Height OCP form factor (Mezz 2.0 Design Spec)
  • Supported Operating Systems View now

Supplemental Information

Networking Specifications

  • Port Configuration Single
  • Data Rate Per Port 40/10GbE
  • Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) Yes
  • Speed & Slot Width 8.0 GT/s x8 lanes
  • Controller Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710

Package Specifications

  • System Interface Type PCIe 3.0 (8.0 GT/s)

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity

Advanced Technologies

Ordering and Compliance

Ordering and spec information

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter XL710-QDA1 for Open Compute Project

  • MM# 942748
  • Ordering Code XL710QDA1OCP

Trade compliance information

  • ECCN 5A991
  • US HTS 8517620090

PCN/MDDS Information

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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


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® 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.