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Leopard support for Intel 10Gb Ethernet

updated 08:15 pm EDT, Fri April 18, 2008

Leopard support for 10Gb

Small Tree Communications recently unveiled software support for the Intel 10 Gigabit Ethernet CX4 Dual Port adaptor under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, providing users with a sub-$1000 solution for the standard. The PCI solution allows users to enhance network connectivity on supported infrastructure, making it ideal to transfer video feeds, large network file transfers, or other areas where networking speed is essential. The software is available from Small Tree's website.

"The growing demand for High Definition programming is driving the need for greater network bandwidth among the companies providing and developing this content," said Tom Swinford, general Manager of Intel's LAN Access Division. "Small Tree's custom drivers and the Intel® 10 Gigabit CX4 Dual Port Server Adapter provide a cost-effective entry point into the world of 10GbE networking, allowing broadcasters and studios to fully support the transition to High Definition Broadcasting.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Chopper3

    Joined: Dec 1969


    CX4 is a poor option

    The cable lengths are too short, especially for their cost, the cables themselves are too thick and inflexible - far better to use XFPs and choose your flavour of fibre.

  1. bloggerblog

    Joined: Dec 1969


    For Servers

    This option is more suited for Server hook-ups, such-as Server to Switch that has a 10GB port.

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