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BRCM Master Chief Boilermaker (USN rating) ), a provider of silicon solutions enabling broadband communications, has introduced Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub. (GbE) controller family, the BCM BCM Baylor College of Medicine
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In addition to supporting other industry-leading PC processors, Broadcom's 32/64-bit GbE controllers are now designed for use within AMD Opteron processor-powered servers and workstations, enhancing the performance, reliability and power efficiency of AMD's next generation server and workstation platforms. Support for 64-bit processing enables the server or workstation to execute more tasks and increases overall network performance.
"As the leading provider of Gigabit Ethernet solutions, we have worked closely with AMD to enable high-performance, low-cost server and workstation solutions," said Thomas Lagatta, vice president and general manager of Broadcom's Client Server Networking Business Unit. "The combination of AMD's advanced 64-bit processor and Broadcom's NetXtreme GbE controllers delivers leading-edge performance and reliability while reducing the total cost of ownership for enterprise customers worldwide."
AMD Opteron processors provide today's enterprises with a simplified solution to 64-bit computing in servers and workstations. It offers native 32- and 64-bit processing that preserves companies' investments in 32-bit applications while allowing a seamless transition to a 64-bit environment when needed. The new AMD Opteron processors also include an integrated memory controller that reduces memory bottlenecks, as well as HyperTransport technology which increases overall system performance by removing or reducing I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output bottlenecks while increasing CPU bandwidth and reducing latency. The performance of Broadcom's NetXtreme GbE controllers makes them an ideal solution for AMD Opteron processor-based environments, combining the highest performing servers with the highest performing network controllers.
"AMD64 technology signifies the industry's first unified 64-bit architecture that leverages the industry-standard x86 platform See x86 chip platform. and is designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for enterprises," said Rich Heye, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit. "Broadcom has been an early supporter of our AMD64 technology across all client server platforms. Customers who utilize AMD Opteron processor-based systems can expect high-performing, compatible and reliable solutions for their enterprise beginning with servers and workstations now, to be followed by desktops later this year."
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The BCM570x NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet controller family is comprised of a PCI/PCI-X-based 10/100/1000 Megabit per second A megabit per second (abbreviated as Mbit/s, Mbps, or mbps) is a unit of data transfer rate equal to 1,000,000 bits per second. Because there are 8 bits in a byte, a transfer speed of 8 megabits per second (8 Mbps) is equivalent to 1,000,000 bytes (Mbps) media access controller with an integrated 10/100/1000 Mbps transceiver. Triple-speed (10, 100 and 1000 Mbps operation) support, with standards-based auto-negotiation, allows server, storage system, workstation and computer manufacturers to build solutions that can seamlessly interface with Ethernet, Fast Ethernet An earlier name for 100Mbps Ethernet. See 100Base-T.
(networking) Fast Ethernet - A version of Ethernet developed in the 1990s(?) which can carry 100 Mbps compared with standard Ethernet's 10 Mbps. It requires upgraded network cards and hubs. and Gigabit Ethernet equipment over existing Category 5 cabling
The NetXtreme family features a comprehensive software suite (Linux 64 Redhat, Linux 64 SuSE and Windows .Net 64 x86) supporting AMD Opteron processors and provides a complete solution for client applications, including drivers for all popular operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. , as well as support for the late st manageability specifications such as WoL and ASF See Windows Media formats.
1. (language) ASF - Algebraic Specification Language.
2. (body) ASF - Analytical Solutions Forum. . The processor-based GbE controller design enables advanced management software to run in firmware so it can be remotely upgraded via simple downloads.
Broadcom's Gigabit Ethernet family includes switching solutions, transceivers, security processors and controllers for servers, workstations, desktops and mobile PCs, providing the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of Gigabit Ethernet solutions. Broadcom's Gigabit Ethernet solutions are the most widely deployed and field-proven in the industry.
Gigabit Ethernet is rapidly becoming the standard network technology to connect today's servers and client enterprise users. Tests conducted last year by the Ziff-Davis Media company's eTesting Labs (http://www.veritest.com) show that Gigabit Ethernet connections can provide up to a 341% performance and productivity improvement over 10/100 Fast Ethernet connections running everyday business applications on client systems such as e-mail, Web browsing, databases and disk back-up.
Broadcom Corporation is a provider of highly integrated silicon solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, Broadcom designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a-chip solutions and related hardware and software applications for every major broadband communications market. Our diverse product portfolio includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; cable and DSL modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; home and wireless networking See wireless network. ; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. ; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network processors; and SystemI/O server solutions.
Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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