Product Id: 30552648
Description: Solarflare Flareon SFN7004F - Network adapter - PCIe 3.0 x8 - 10 Gigabit SFP+ x 4
Mfr Part #: SFN7004F
Flareon SFN7004F quad-port 10 Gb Ethernet SFP+ server adapter provides the best overall performance with low CPU utilization for 10 GbE networking with four 10 GbE ports. With a PCIe 3.0 host interface, an internal data-path micro-architecture, the addition of a hardware switch fabric, and featuring a full set of stateless offloads, SFN7004F reduces CPU processing overhead for the most demanding network tasks in data center, enterprise, cloud, and network-attached storage networks. SFN7004F also accelerates database, social networking, email and other storage-intensive applications with high bandwidth and low latency network access to SAN and NAS environments.
- Excellent performance and scalability with low CPU utilization
- Exceptional 10 GbE value for data center, cloud, and network-attached storage networks
- Features four 10 GbE SFP+ ports in a single PCIe server I/O adapter
- Supports AppFlex technology
- Unique application performance
SFN7004F's unique hardware-accelerated virtualized NIC (vNIC) architecture provides concrete benefits to multi-core computing. In many cases, network traffic that is directed to a single CPU core can overload the core and create a performance bottleneck. SFN7004F can use up to 2048 vNICs and 240 virtual functions to implement Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and accelerate Receive Flow Steering (RFS) to distribute network traffic across multiple cores. These technologies allow the networking I/O processing to be spread across the available CPU cores, eliminating processing bottlenecks and dramatically improving application performance and scalability. SFN7004F also improves data intensive key value storage applications such as NoSQL, memcached, Couchbase and other big data applications by accelerating throughput and reducing latency for compute and Ethernet storage. SFN7004F also features hardware acceleration to optimize packet delivery, such as integrated layer 2 switching capability andVLAN insertion/removal, along with TCP segmentation offload (TSO) to reduce CPU load.
- Scalable, hardware-assisted virtualization
With 10x the number of vNICs and virtual PCIe functions than the competition, SFN7004F performance scales as the number of CPU cores and VMs increase, supporting more applications per physical server, greater VM density. SFN7004F also supports NetQueue, VMQ, and SR-IOV used to accelerate guest applications in leading hypervisors, such as ESXi, Hyper-V, KVM, and Xen. This relieves network I/O bottlenecks dedicating full network bandwidth directly to VMs while maintaining full hypervisor management services. Sixteen physical PCIe functions enable finer granularity and greater scalability when allocating Quality of Service for optimized bandwidth utilization as I/O dynamically fluctuates.
- Platform for delivering network services
Flareon SFN7004F enables deploying servers for a wide range of applications with a single server adapter. SFN7004F with AppFlex technology provides the flexibility to selectively add and control services. With an OpenOnload upgrade, SFN7004F can bypass kernel and networking overheads to deliver unmatched message rates with ultra low latency and low jitter. Upgrades for packet capture and precision time synchronization (PTP) with hardware time stamping are also available.