updated 12:20 pm EST, Fri January 23, 2004
Multiport Gigabit Etherent
Small Tree Communications today began shipping "the first" dual-($250) and quad- ($550) port for the Power Mac G5 and G5 Xserve. Small Tree says the cards provide an immediate performance gain over the Power Mac G5's internal Ethernet port through the use of jumbo frames. The NICs are 64-bit/133Mhz PCI-X network interface cards containing independent 10/100/1000 megabit ports on one PCI-X adapter. The cards work with Small Tree Communications' IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation software which provides automatic load balancing and fail over of network traffic.