Product Details of the Dell XN5K5
The Dell XN5K5 Marvell Fastlinq 41232 is a dual-port 10/25GbE SFP28 Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0 network interface card (NIC). The NIC is designed to provide high-speed connectivity to data centers and enterprise networks that require high bandwidth and low latency.
In this article, we will discuss the features and benefits of the Dell XN5K5 Marvell Fastlinq 41232 dual-port 10/25GbE SFP28 OCP 3.0 NIC in detail, along with its specifications and other important information.
Features and Benefits
- Dual-Port Connectivity The Dell XN5K5 Marvell Fastlinq 41232 NIC features dual-port connectivity, which allows for greater bandwidth and flexibility in network design. The dual-port configuration also provides redundancy and load balancing, ensuring uninterrupted network connectivity.
- High-Speed Connectivity The NIC is capable of providing high-speed connectivity of up to 25Gbps, making it ideal for data centers and enterprise networks that require high bandwidth and low latency. The high-speed connectivity ensures that data transfers are fast and efficient, improving overall network performance.
- Low Latency The Dell XN5K5 Marvell Fastlinq 41232 NIC features low latency, which means that data is transmitted quickly and efficiently, reducing lag times and improving network responsiveness. This is particularly important in high-performance computing environments where low latency is critical.
- Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0 Compliant The NIC is compliant with the Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0 standard, which means that it is designed for use in open-source hardware environments. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of hardware and software platforms, providing greater flexibility and versatility in network design.
- Energy-Efficient Design The Dell XN5K5 Marvell Fastlinq 41232 NIC features an energy-efficient design that helps to reduce power consumption and operating costs. The low power consumption also helps to reduce the carbon footprint of the network, making it an eco-friendly option.
- Interface Type: PCI Express 3.0 x8
- Data Transfer Rate: 10/25Gbps
- Port Configuration: Dual-port
- Connector Type: SFP28
- Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.7 inches
- Operating System Support: Microsoft Windows, Linux
In summary, the Dell XN5K5 Marvell Fastlinq 41232 dual-port 10/25GbE SFP28 OCP 3.0 NIC is a high-performance network interface card that provides high-speed connectivity, low latency, and energy-efficient design. With its dual-port configuration, the NIC provides greater bandwidth and flexibility in network design, while the high-speed connectivity ensures fast and efficient data transfers.
The low latency feature improves network responsiveness and is critical in high-performance computing environments. The NIC's compliance with the OCP 3.0 standard ensures compatibility with a wide range of hardware and software platforms, providing greater flexibility and versatility in network design.
General Information about this Dell XN5K5
- Manufacturer: Dell
- Part Number or SKU# XN5K5
- Device Type: Network Adapter
- Total Number of Port: 2
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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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