Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520 Series

This ROI calculator is a cost comparison for a highly virtualized solution, using multiple 1GbE connections versus a dual port 10GbE implementation. In the 1GbE solution we use in each server two Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapters, in addition to two LOM connections with a total system bandwidth of 10 Gb. This is then compared with a 10GbE solution, using one Intel® 10 Gigabit AF DA Dual Port Server Adapter and a total system bandwidth of 20Gb. These adapters are connected to a top-of-rack 10GbE switch using passive direct attach twinax coax cables.

10GbE ROI Calculator
Energy Costs [$ US/kWh]:       Select Switch Vendor and Type:
Number of Servers:       1 GbE Solution:
PUE Factor:*     10 GbE Solution:
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*Power Utilization Efficiency Factor – Factor 2 means, that for every kWh used an additional kWh is used for cooling

Power and cost savings are calculated based on an average of various switch vendors. Only publically available data either from data sheets or web sides of the vendors is used. Savings may vary by vendor. Intel is not responsible for the accuracy of this data and cannot be held reliable in any form.

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