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Broadcom to demo 10GBE breakthrough at Intel Develeoper Forum

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Corp. said today it will demonstrate 10 Gigabit Ethernet bi-directional line ra...


September 18, 2007  


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Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Corp. said today it will demonstrate 10 Gigabit Ethernet bi-directional line rate network performance at this week’s Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

The demonstration at IDF involves the Broadcom BCM57710 converged network interface controller (C-NIC) in conjunction with the PCIe 2.0 host bus interface on an Intel next-generation server platform.

Using four lanes of the PCI Express interface, Broadcom says it can deliver bi-directional line rate performance to the host server that provides a performance gain two times greater than that achieved with products utilizing the previous generation of PCI Express technology.

The BCM57710 can support up to eight lanes of PCIe 2.0 or PCIe 1.1 and enables either 5 Gbps or 2.5 Gbps data rate per lane.