Overview of the HPE P18671-B21 Interface Card
The HPE P18671-B21 10/25GB Dual Ports SFP28 Smart Interface Card is a networking device manufactured by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). It is designed to improve network performance and reliability by providing high-speed connectivity between servers, storage systems, and other networking devices.
Smart Interface Card
A Smart Interface Card (SIC) is a type of network interface card (NIC) that is designed for high-speed data transfer between servers and other network devices. SICs are typically used in data centers and other high-performance computing environments where network performance is critical. The HPE P18671-B21 is a Smart Interface Card that provides dual ports with SFP28 connectors.
Features of HPE P18671-B21 10/25GB Dual Ports SFP28 Smart Interface Card
The HPE P18671-B21 Smart Interface Card provides several features that enhance network performance and reliability, including:
Dual Ports with SFP28 Connectors: The HPE P18671-B21 provides two ports with SFP28 connectors, allowing for high-speed connectivity between servers and other network devices. The HPE P18671-B21 supports both 10GB and 25GB speeds, providing flexibility for different network environments. The HPE P18671-B21 uses a PCIe 3.0 interface, providing high-speed data transfer between the card and the server.
The HPE P18671-B21 includes SmartNIC capabilities, such as hardware acceleration for virtualization and security, reducing server CPU utilization and improving performance.
The HPE P18671-B21 is compatible with HPE Gen10 servers and HPE Synergy Compute Modules. Benefits of HPE P18671-B21 10/25GB Dual Ports SFP28 Smart Interface Card. The HPE P18671-B21 provides several benefits for organizations looking to improve their network performance and reliability, including:
Improved Data Transfer Speeds
The HPE P18671-B21 supports both 10GB and 25GB speeds, providing faster data transfer rates between servers and other network devices.
Reduced CPU Utilization
The SmartNIC capabilities of the HPE P18671-B21 reduce server CPU utilization by offloading certain network processing tasks to the NIC, improving server performance and reducing latency.
The HPE P18671-B21 includes hardware acceleration for security protocols, such as IPsec and SSL/TLS, improving security while reducing CPU utilization.
Increased Virtualization Performance
The HPE P18671-B21 includes hardware acceleration for virtualization, improving virtual machine performance and reducing CPU utilization.
Compatibility with HPE Gen10 Servers and HPE Synergy Compute Modules: The HPE P18671-B21 is designed to work with HPE Gen10 servers and HPE Synergy Compute Modules, ensuring compatibility with existing infrastructure.
Overall the HPE P18671-B21 10/25GB Dual Ports SFP28 Smart Interface Card is a high-performance networking device designed to improve network performance and reliability. With dual ports and SFP28 connectors, the HPE P18671-B21 provides high-speed connectivity between servers and other network devices. The SmartNIC capabilities of the card reduce CPU utilization and improve security and virtualization performance. Overall, the HPE P18671-B21 is an excellent choice for organizations looking to improve their network performance and reliability.
Main Information about this HPE P18671-B21
- Manufacturer : HPE
- Model Number or SKU# P18671-B21
- Product Type: Network Adapter
About Refurbished Products
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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