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Packet Processors Reduce Network Loads on Servers

Promising to ease loads on servers, the WANic 56511 and WANic 56512 intelligent packet processors respond to the rapidly-increasing network traffic loads that are a result of the increasing use of search engines, cloud computing, mobile devices, Web 2.0, and online gaming. The boards offload processing from the host system, allowing for more cost-effective, higher performance expansion of capacity. Both are reportedly the first PCI Express packet processors to feature the OCTEON Plus CN5650 12-core, 750-MHz processor from Cavium Networks and 10-Gb Ethernet interfaces. The WANic 56511 has one 10-Gb Ethernet interface, an eight lane PCI Express host interface, and a 12-core, 750-MHz OCTEON Plus. The WANic 56512 has two 10-Gb Ethernet interfaces, four-lanes of PCI Express to the host, and a 12-core, 750-MHz processor. Other shared features include up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM packet memory and up to 4 GB of flash disk. For more information and prices, call GE FANUC INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS, Charlottesville, VA. (434) 978-5000.


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