Archive for the ‘Ethernet’ Category

Multi-core and multi-CPU aware NICs

February 21, 2007

This week Sun Microsystems announced that it has become the world’s first major vendor of 10gigabit Ethernet network cards. Sun had been working on a project called Neptune for the majority of 2006, which was to introduce 10GbE devices to the market, first and foremost on its own systems. According to Sun, its 10GbE adapter is also the world’s first to employ multi-threading technology. According to Sun, the adapter is aware of multi-processor or multi-core systems, and is able to bind threads to specific processor affinities for greater throughput and efficiency.”

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