The ASUS MCI-10G/82599-2S SFP+ OCP network mezzanine card is designed for ASUS E8 and E9 series rack servers and provides a fiber solution via SFP+LR and SFP+SR optical modules, or enables a copper solution via direct-attach passive twinaxial cable. Its multiple connectivity options are ideal for applications requiring various distances and network architectures.
More and more applications require high bandwidth to transfer large amounts of data, especially data center, high performance computing (HPC), web-hosting and enterprise workloads. The latest 10Gb/s Ethernet is an ideal technology for moving large amounts of data quickly and is more than sufficient for the network needs of large-scale virtual machines and virtualization environments. The bandwidth it provides in conjunction with server consolidation is highly advantageous for cloud computing, virtualization software, web caching, real-time application response, databases, social networking and business logic apps, science simulations, and professional modeling.
The ASUS MCI-10G/82599-2S OCP network mezzanine card provides a flexible, scalable and affordable solution for customers who wants to upgrade interconnect speeds from 1Gb/s to 10Gb/s. With the MCI-10G/82599-2S OCP network mezzanine card, users can tap fiber technology over SFP+SR (short range) and LR (long range) optical modules, or to enable a copper solution over direct-attach passive twinaxial cable. An SFP+ fiber solution is suitable for longer distance communication, while an SFP+ direct-attach copper solution is best for short lengths — typically 5m or less — and is sufficient to link server cards and switches. Compatible with different module types and cables, the MCI-10G/82599-2S OCP network mezzanine card is suitable for a wide range of applications requiring various cable lengths and network architectures.