updated 12:55 pm EDT, Tue May 11, 2004
10Gb Ethernet adapters
Small Tree Communications today announced support for the new for Mac OS X. These 10Gb Ethernet adapters use Small Tree's driver software to offer the fastest enterprise-level networking for the Mac. The cards are targeted for high performance video, media, and file serving. The 10Gb/sec transfer rate is equivalent to 25 FireWire connections running at maximum theoretical bandwidth. The 10Gb Ethernet adapters are 133MHz, 64-bit capable PCI-X cards compatible with Power Mac G5, Xserve G4 and Xserve G5 running Mac OS 10.2.7 or later. The cards utilize multimode optical fiber that can span distances up to 300 meters without repeaters. They are available now for $4800 with a 3-4 delivery time.