HPE Server Network Cards
HPE offers a range of server network cards, also known as network adapters or network interface cards (NICs), that provide connectivity options for HPE servers. These network cards are designed to deliver high-performance networking capabilities, enhance data transfer speeds, and support various networking technologies. Here are some key aspects of HPE server network cards:
1. Ethernet Network Cards: HPE Ethernet network cards enable servers to connect to Ethernet networks and deliver fast and reliable data transmission. They support different Ethernet speeds such as 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE, providing flexibility to meet different network bandwidth requirements. These cards are available in various form factors, including PCIe and mezzanine cards, and can be used in different HPE server models.
2. Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs): HPE Fibre Channel HBAs are specifically designed for storage area network (SAN) connectivity. They allow servers to connect to Fibre Channel-based storage systems, enabling high-speed and low-latency data transfers. Fibre Channel HBAs support different Fibre Channel speeds, such as 8Gb/s, 16Gb/s, and 32Gb/s, and provide features like N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) for enhanced virtualization support.
3. InfiniBand Network Cards: HPE InfiniBand network cards are ideal for high-performance computing (HPC) environments that require low-latency and high-bandwidth networking. These cards support InfiniBand technology, which is commonly used in clustered computing, supercomputers, and data centers that demand ultra-fast interconnectivity. InfiniBand network cards are available in different speeds, such as 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s, to meet the needs of diverse HPC workloads.