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SMC Launches 10G Network Adapters

IRVINE, Calif. -- SMC Networks (www.smc.com) today announced the launch of a new line of 10G network adapters—including fiber and copper adapters for 10G connections to servers—that stress performance, thermal management, and affordability. The industry’s first standards-compliant 10GBASE-T server adapter: the SMC10GPCIe-10BT, is available beginning this week, at an MSRP of $1299. Also available this week is a 10Gigabit optical server adapter: the SMC10GPCIe-XFP, at and MSRP of $799.

In addition to including the industry’s first standards-compliant 10GBASE-T server adapter, several key architectural features included the members of SMC’s new family of 10G Ethernet Adapters separate them from the rest of the pack: cut-through architecture for the lowest latency Ethernet solution on the market; virtualization of the host interface; and VNIC, for the cleanest, most efficient acceleration of I/O in virtualized operating system deployments. All of the new adapters run on a high speed PCI-Express x8 Host Bus and, in line with SMC’s commitment to flexibility, all of the new SMC Networks 10G adapters are half-height, with brackets for half- or full-height installation.

“Price has been a barrier to widespread 10-gigabit Ethernet adoption,” said SMC Network’s Director of Product Marketing, Iain Kenney. “SMC’s new 10G network adapters are designed around the concept of stateless offload, or leveraging the host CPU more efficiently to get the job done, which allows for a more attractive price/performance ratio.”

SMC Networks Inc.