Product Overview of the Dell BCM957404A4041
The Dell BCM957404A4041 Broadcom 57404 Dual-Ports 25 Gigabit PCI-E Network Interface Card is a high-performance networking device designed for servers and other high-end computing systems. In this article, we will explain the features and benefits of this network interface card in detail.
The Dell BCM957404A4041 Broadcom 57404 Dual-Ports 25 Gigabit PCI-E Network Interface Card is a dual-port Ethernet card that supports 25 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. It is designed to be installed in a PCI Express slot on a server motherboard, providing high-speed connectivity to the network.
This network interface card is powered by the Broadcom chipset, which is a highly advanced networking solution that supports a wide range of advanced features such as hardware acceleration, Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq), and Receive Side Scaling (RSS). These features enable the card to deliver high-performance and reliable networking connectivity for demanding server applications.
The Dell BCM957404A4041 Broadcom 57404 Dual-Ports 25 Gigabit PCI-E Network Interface Card comes with a range of features that make it an ideal choice for high-performance server applications. Some of the key features of this network interface card are:
Dual-Port Connectivity: The card comes with two Ethernet ports, providing high-speed connectivity to the network. This allows multiple devices to connect to the network simultaneously, enabling high-speed data transfer between them.
PCI Express Interface: The card is designed to be installed in a PCI Express slot on a server motherboard. This interface provides high-speed connectivity to the system, enabling fast and reliable data transfer.
Hardware Acceleration: The card comes with hardware acceleration support, which offloads the network processing tasks from the CPU to the card. This reduces the workload on the CPU, freeing up system resources for other tasks.
Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq): The card supports Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq), which enables efficient use of network bandwidth in virtualized environments. This feature helps to improve the network performance in virtualized environments by reducing the overhead associated with network traffic.
Receive Side Scaling (RSS): The card supports Receive Side Scaling (RSS), which allows multiple processors in a server to process network traffic. This feature helps to improve the network performance in multi-processor systems by distributing the network traffic across multiple processors.
Advanced Offload Features: The card supports advanced offload features such as TCP/IP checksum offload and TCP/IP segmentation offload. These features help to improve the network performance by offloading the network processing tasks from the CPU to the card.
The Dell BCM957404A4041 Broadcom 57404 Dual-Ports 25 Gigabit PCI-E Network Interface Card provides several benefits for high-performance server applications. Some of the key benefits of this network interface card are:
High-Performance Connectivity: The card provides high-speed connectivity to the network, enabling fast and reliable data transfer between the server and other devices on the network.
Reduced CPU Workload: The card offloads the network processing tasks from the CPU to the card, reducing the workload on the CPU and freeing up system resources for other tasks.
Improved Network Performance: The card supports advanced features such as VMDq, RSS, and advanced offload features, which improve the overall network performance.
Compatibility: The card is compatible with a wide range of servers and operating systems, making it an ideal choice for enterprise-level applications.
Overall, the Dell BCM957404A4041 Broadcom 57404 Dual-Ports 25 Gigabit PCI-E Network Interface Card is a high-performance networking device that delivers fast and reliable network connectivity for demanding server applications. With its advanced features and benefits, it is an ideal choice for high-performance server applications.
General Information about the Dell BCM957404A4041
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# BCM957404A4041
- Device Type: Network Adapter
Technical Information of Dell 2 Ports Adapter
- Form Factor: Plug-in Card
- Ports: 25 Gigabit Ethernet X 2 Port
- Data Link Protocol: 25 Gigabit Lan
- Data Transfer Rate: 25 GBPS
- Interface (bus) Type: PCI-E
A network adapter also called a network interface card is a plug-in card that serves to allow computers to both transmit and receive data on a local network. It is a component of a computer's internal hardware that facilitates communication over a network.
In a more current context, network adapters will refer to an Ethernet adapter where the Ethernet circuitry is built into motherboards of the latest desktops and laptop computers. Other times, a network adapter may also refer to a wireless (Wi-Fi) adapter.
In all instances, the adapter allows a computer to connect with another computer, a server, or other networking devices through a LAN connection. The use of a network adapter is not limited to wired connections as it is used for wireless networks. The adapters for wired networks come with an RJ-45 port that may use either the twisted or untwisted pair cables for network connectivity. For the wireless adapters, the network connection is facilitated through a built-in antenna or an externally connected antenna. Both the wired and wireless network adapters support the popular LAN protocols including TCP/IP. We have 1-port, 2-port, 4-port, 6-port, 8-port, and 16-port options that support speeds of 10, 25, 40, or even 100 Gigabits.
The plug-in network interface cards (NICs) are normally used in high-performance machines especially if a faster Ethernet standard is relatively new and available but is yet to become mainstream. In fact, the major difference between network adapters lies in the network protocol it supports.
We have the different types of network adapters necessary for building computer-to-computer networks that don't have a switch or hub. All the network adapters are fairly inexpensive and readily adaptable to different applications within a network. Some of the common types available are:
Network adapters common types
- Desktop Network Interface Card: This adapter is usually connected to a PCI or PCIe slot, whichever is available on the motherboard of your desktop computer. You will need to open your computer's case and it, therefore, presents the most difficult installation method. The PCIe slot is generally found in new computers.
- PC Card or PCMCIA Card: PCMCIA is the abbreviation for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association. The name has undergone changes over time to be referred to as a PC Card or ExpressCard. For dimensions, the PC card is almost similar in size to a credit card but is significantly thicker. The PC card is connected to a PC or PCMCIA card slot in your desktop computer or laptop computer.
- USB adapter: This network adapter is typically a small device, similar to a thumb drive, with a USB interface. Installation is easy and straightforward since it is plugged into the USB port of your desktop or laptop computer or other network devices that have a USB port.
- Wireless game adapters also referred to as media adapters, are connected to older game consoles and home entertainment devices so as to act as a bridge to Wi-Fi capability. They help expand functionality on these entertainment devices through connections to the internet.
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