Broadcom launches 1G and 10G Ethernet solutions for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers

Telecom Lead America: Broadcom, a provider of
semiconductor solutions, has introduced a new portfolio of Ethernet LOMs (LAN
on motherboard) and adapters for HP’s new ProLiant Generation 8
(Gen8) servers.


 Broadcom’s latest generation of 1GbE and
10GbE NetXtreme controllers provide increased performance, efficiency
and scalability for HP Gen8 servers in enterprise networks.


“Optimized for HP’s ProLiant Gen8 line, these
devices provide unsurpassed speed, efficiency, and scalability for the
enterprise data center,” said Vinod Lakhani, GM, high speed controllers,
Broadcom Corporation.


The company is now offering five new adapters for HP
ProLiant Gen8 servers, available in a variety of dual-port and quad-port
network interface cards (NICs), as well as FlexNet cards and mezzanine


Based on NetXtreme Ethernet controllers, Broadcom’s new
adapters and LOMs are engineered for use with HP’s servers, delivering full
line-rate throughput across all ports.


“Enterprises are looking to increase administrator
productivity by automating tasks and simplifying operations. By incorporating
Broadcom’s single chip solutions into HP ProLiant Gen8 servers, customers
achieve a broader range of bandwidth configurations, minimizing complexity as
well as improving uptime,” said Jim Ganthier, VP of marketing, industry
standard servers, HP.


Broadcom’s NetXtreme family offers advanced functionality
including Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and IEEE 1588 time synchronization
and supports enterprise and data center efficiency and scalability


The company said that its new line of 10GbE adapters
deliver the highest level of throughput performance and packet routing as validated
by third-party analyst firm Demartek.


Recently, Broadcom
introduced two new chipsets in its expanding line of 40 gigabit products. 


The company claims that the two serial
multiplex/demultiplex (mux/demux) chipsets are the world’s first 40G CMOS-based
solutions that enable tri-rate CFP (C-form pluggable) modules and VSR/DPSK
applications (very short reach/differential phase shift keying).  


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