Leveraging long-standing industry leadership in Ethernet, Broadcom now offers the NetXtreme BCM5720-2P Ethernet Server Adapter, providing the highest levels of performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center.
Designed for today's enterprise and data center environments, the Broadcom BCM5720-2P Ethernet Server adapter is the ideal solution for multicore servers, delivering full line-rate throughput across all ports. The adapter utilizes Broadcom's field-proven dual-port BCM5720-2P integrated controller device to deliver lower power consumption and Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), reducing IT operation costs. The BCM5720-2P is compatible with x86 and x64 servers utilizing the PCIe v1.x and v2.x interfaces.
Increasing application workloads are placing greater demands on enterprise networks, and the BCM5720-2P-based dual-port 1GbE Server Adapter is the solution of choice for such environments, providing a reliable, highperformance, energy-efficient 1GbE connectivity solution.
Dual-port 1GbE adapter for rack and tower servers
x1 PCI Express (PCIe) v2.0 (5 GT/s) support
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
I/O Virtualization supported with 17 receive queues and 16 transmit queues per port
Full line-rate performance across all ports
Broad OS and hypervisor support
Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) support
Support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ
Link aggregation and automatic load-balancing
MSI and MSI-X support
IPv4 and IPv6 offloads
TCP, UDP, and IP checksum offloads
Large Send Offload (LSO)
TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO)
Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
Transmit Side Scaling (TSS)
VLAN support with VLAN tagging
Jumbo frame support for frames larger than 1500 Bytes
Broadcom Advanced Control Suite (BACS) management application
iSCSI remote boot support
Accelerates Server Performance:
Boosts network performance with full line-rate performance across all ports.
Maximizes server processing performance by reducing CPU overhead and lowering interrupt latency through the use of the MSI-X standard.
Boosts performance in Windows and Linux environments by directing interrupts to the server's CPU cores, leveraging Transmit/Receive Side Scaling (TSS/RSS).
Delivers Advanced Ethernet Capabilities:
Energy Efficient Ethernet-Reduces adapter power consumption by up to 42% through intelligent adaptive power management, adjusting power based on data traffic load.
Robust Virtualization Capabilities:
Superior network performance with support for VMware NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ technologies.
Enhances network management and efficiency with support for VLAN tagging.
Streamlines Deployment and Management:
Simplifies deployment and management complexity-Broadcom Ethernet solutions available across a wide range of server platforms.
Unifies the Server Adapter and storage management using Broadcom Advanced Management Suite (BACS).