SMC Networks has announced the availability of two new 10G Ethernet server adapters to match the growing demand for 10G speed and bandwidth.

This announcement is the continuation of SMC Networks’ objective to make 10G Ethernet accessible for more companies.
Both the SMC10GPCle-XFP and the SMC10GPCle-10BT boast a range of features that set them apart from competitive offerings including the fact that the SMC10GPCle-10BT is the industry’s first IEEE802.3an standards-compliant 10GBASE-T server adapter.
“This is an important step in the advancement of next generation high speed network infrastructure towards the local market,” says Paul Luff, country manager, SMC Networks. “These product sets offer performance, thermal management and affordability with copper and fibre adapters while consuming less power.
The SMC10GPCle-XFP offers pluggable XFP modules (SR or LR). This additional feature provides flexibility of different 10G networking expansions, delivering 10GbE performance from 300m (SR) to 10km (LR) distance between ports.
PCI Express x8 provides optimum host bus bandwidth while Plug and Play ensures binary compatibility with all data centre and high performance computing (HPC) applications. In addition, SMC’s virtual NIC support (VNIC) provides the cleanest and most efficient way to maximize network and CPU efficiency in virtualized operating system deployments.
Crucially, both TigerCard 10G server adapters also deliver the industry’s lowest power consumption demonstrating SMC Networks’ awareness of thermal management as a primary consideration in today’s challenging data centre environment.
Commenting on the launch, Iain Kenney, Director of Product Marketing, says: “This is the next step in SMC Networks’ drive to make 10G accessible to more companies in response to growing customer demand. The low latency and high throughput of the SMC TigerCard™ 10G server adapter family makes it the best solution for networking environments that contain highly complex applications that create and transfer huge files, such as high performance computing (HPC), database clusters, and video on demand.“