INTEL DEBUTS GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER FOR COPPER CABLING.
This new adapter provides up to 40 percent higher performance than other copper Gigabit Ethernet adapters tested.
According to a recent report from Cahners In-Stat, a high-tech market research firm, shipments for Gigabit Ethernet connections will have a compounded annual growth rate over 100 percent through 2004 -- reaching over 72 million ports -- driven largely by the low cost of Gigabit-over-copper technologies.
"Gigabit-over-copper technologies will swiftly become the dominant type of connection," says Lauri Vickers, senior analyst for Cahners In-Stat Group. "They will account for 36 percent of connections in 2000 and grow to over 58 percent of the market in 2004."
"With the expanding Internet economy, the demands placed on networks to handle an increasing volume of communications is skyrocketing. Businesses need a cost-effective solution to address this growth," said Tim Dunn, general manager of Intel's LAN Access Division. "With Intel's copper Gigabit Ethernet adapters, organizations can deploy solutions that address expanding network traffic, without sacrificing their existing investment made in copper-based infrastructure."
Intel's new adapter provides auto-negotiation and auto-sensing support for 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and Gigabit network connections, offering a smooth migration path from older Ethernet networks to Gigabit speeds. IT managers can now deploy a single network adapter in mixed-speed networks and evolve their infrastructure to higher speeds without needing to reconfigure each server or change installed cabling.
The Intel PRO/1000 T Server Adapter also utilizes new software called Intel Advanced Network Services. This software includes support for Fault Tolerance, Adaptive Load Balancing, International Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.3ad-compliant Link Aggregation, Fault Tolerance, Fast EtherChannel and Gigabit EtherChannel. This software allows up to eight Intel network connections to work together in a server and could provide up to 16 Gigabits per second throughput. Intel Advanced Network Services is also the first software to enable network adapters in Linux-based servers to utilize advanced networking services, including load-balancing technologies.
Intel provides a family of high-performance, trusted and manageable network adapters and LAN-on-Motherboard solutions for desktops, servers and mobile PCs. The Intel PRO/1000 T Server Adapter and the Intel PRO/1000 F Server Adapter deliver high performance connections for copper and fiber-based Gigabit Ethernet networks. Together with Intel SingleDriver technology, which helps simplify network installations and management for Intel's Gigabit Ethernet connections, the Intel PRO family of network connections are critical building blocks for today's Internet economy.
Pricing and Availability
The Intel PRO/1000 T Server Adapter is available now for the suggested retail price of $399 each or $1,895 in a pack of five adapters. Product information is available at www.intel.com/network or 800/538-3373 for U.S. and Canadian customers; (44) 1-793-431-155 for European customers; or 503/264-7354 for other international customers.
Intel a chip maker, is also a manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom. For information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, reference www.intel.com/procs/perf/limits.htm or call (U.S.) 800/628-8686 or 916/356-3104.
For more information, call 503/712-1512.
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|Article Type:||Product Announcement|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2000|
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