Product Overview

The Intel® Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 family combines industry proven Intel® Ethernet Controller technology with advanced switch resources, in a multi-host controller device. This controller is intended for high-density rack scale server platforms, and high-performance communications infrastructure applications. This new controller family supports 1/10/25 Gb Ethernet ports, and the ability to group four lanes as 40 GbE, or 100 GbE ports. 

Key features include:

  • Supports enhanced features critical for high-performance server environments: flexible high-bandwidth interfaces, low latency, advanced frame processing, and support for DPDK acceleration enhancements.
  • Flexible interconnect to high-performance servers—the integrated multi-host controllers can be configured as four 8-lane 50 Gbps PCIe* or eight 4-lane 25 Gbps PCIe host interfaces.
  • Up to 36-lanes of Ethernet that can be configured as 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 25 GbE, 40 GbE or 100 GbE ports.
  • Advanced DPDK acceleration enhancements to improve server network performance while freeing up CPU utilization.
  • Supports a variety of network virtualization overlays (NVOs) and network service chaining through the use of integrated tunneling engines.