Sunday, December 9, 2012

Napatech Adapters Pumps 100 Gbps throughput with Dell PowerEdge Servers

Napatech, which provides intelligent adapters for network monitoring and analysis, has achieved 100 Gbps throughput on a Dell PowerEdge R720 rack server.

The configuration of the test was:

  • Dell PowerEdge R720 with dual hex-core Intel Xeon E5-2600, 2.5 GHz processors
  • 5 x Napatech NT20E2 dual port 10 Gbps low-profile adapters
  • 10 ports of 10 Gbps traffic was generated and captured using a packet capture application. 

Napatech said the test was run over several hours without the loss of a single packet.
The PowerEdge R720 set-up could be used by OEM vendors of network appliances to analyze up to 10 ports at speeds of 10 Gbps.

“As part of our testing of the latest Dell PowerEdge servers, we were excited to see that the PowerEdge R720 was capable of providing 100 Gbps of throughput, something we have not seen previously,” stated Henrik Brill Jensen, CEO Napatech. “This is a significant milestone and shows the tremendous power that is now available in standard servers.”

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