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IBM Form #: TIPS1225

Authors: Scott Vetter and Rodrigo Estrada

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    This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the PCIe2 2-Port 10GbE Base-T Adapter and PCIe2 4-Port (10GbE SFP+ & 1GbE RJ45) Adapter products. These are PCI Express Generation 2 (PCIe2) x8, short form-factor, low-profile capable, regular height network interface card (NIC) adapters. The 2-port adapters enable affordable 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network performance with cost-effective RJ45 connections for distances up to 100 meters. The 4-port adapter enables affordable 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network performance over SFP+ Multimode Fiber SR optical modules and also supports SFP+ Active Copper cables, depending on the Ethernet switch used. They are compatible with the installed base of GbE switching and cabling infrastructure commonly deployed today.



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