QNAP has launched a Dual-port 100GbE Network Expansion Card
Need insane networking speeds? QNAP may have the solution for you
Published: 17th August 2022 | Source: QNAP |
Need an insane networking solution - QNAP has something that might interest you
While 10Gb ethernet is considered excessive by most home users, the same isn't true for the server market. For high-end servers and datacenter setups, bandwidth is everything, and pushing more bandwidth can allow companies to get more work from both their servers and internal networks.
To cater to this market of extreme users, QNAP has launched a new Dual-Port 100GbE networking card that utilises hardware from Nvidia/Mellanox to deliver transfer speeds of up to 200Gbps. That's an insane amount of bandwidth, and more than enough to cater to the needs of almost any user.
With both Windows and Linux drivers, QNAP's dual-100GbE networking card can be used for both servers and workstation PCs, utilising PCIe 4.0 to deliver its full bandwidth on supported systems.
With an asking price of $1,199 US dollars, this networking expansion card is an incredibly expensive solution. That said, this card offers 20x as much bandwidth than a 10GbE expansion card, and they are already pretty pricey. Beow is QNAP's Press Release on their new Dual-Port 100GbE expansion card.
Press Release - QNAP Launches Dual-port 100GbE Network Expansion Card
QNAP Systems, today launched the QXG-100G2SF-CX6 dual-port 100GbE PCIe 4.0 expansion card. Featuring an NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx controller, the QXG-100G2SF-CX6 can be installed in a QNAP all-flash NAS or Windows /Linux workstations/servers to provide up to 200 Gbps total throughput. The QXG-100G2SF-CX6 is suited for overcoming performance bottlenecks with incredibly low-latency in bandwidth-demanding applications including data centers, virtualization, multimedia streaming/transfer, and mission-critical backup/restore tasks.
"Server efficiency and virtualization density drive the growing demands for higher bandwidth, and the QXG-100G2SF-CX6 network expansion card provides an accessible solution for upgrading to 100 GbE network environments to boost performance and reduce latency," said Andy Chuang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The QXG-100G2SF-CX6 is a feature-rich networking solution with advanced technologies for lowering CPU workloads, making it ideal for I/O-intensive, latency-sensitive virtualization and enterprise-class storage applications."
The QXG-100G2SF-CX6 is ideal for unleashing the full potential of QNAP's NVMe all-flash NAS, including the TS-h2490FU, TDS-h2489FU, and TS-h1290FX that feature PCIe Gen 4 slot(s) for industry-leading throughput, low latency, and high message rate. It can be paired with high-speed switches to enable faster data transfer and network efficiency with the unmatched performance of RDMA, RoCE v1/v2, and SR-IOV (1K VFs & 8 PFs). The QXG-100G2SF-CX6 also supports Windows Server (2016 or 2019) and Linux platforms.
Availability & Pricing
The QXG-100G2SF-CX6 network expansion card is available from the QNAP Accessories Store for 1199 USD.