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Offline sensemann

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Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:08:49 pm »
Hello,

I am looking for an energy-efficient box with 2 or 3 PCI-Slots (for Quad NICs).

Which components or ready-to-use boxes you can recommend?

Shoule be just enough for 100Mbit WAN.

Thanks for your response

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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 03:11:48 pm »
What are you trying to do?
If you're looking to route only 100Mbit you might probably be well off with a VLAN capable switch and trunking multiple virtual interfaces over a single (or multiple) trunk(s).
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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 02:32:50 am »
Hi, I dont like VLANs and I need some ports ( at least 5) for using different IPs with the cable provider. 1 mac address = 1 IP.

So, I am looking for energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots..

btw, the LAN ports should be able to filter GigE.

Cheers!

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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 01:13:30 pm »
A quotom box with 5 intel cards built in would work...

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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 01:03:13 pm »
You can use a Quad PCI-X NIC in a PCI slot, but i works only with 1 lane
of the speed bus of the NIC.
So your maximum throughput speed will be arround 220Mbps between the four Gigabit ports.


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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 01:32:51 pm »
Do you actually mean PCI slots or do you mean PCIe slots? Actual (ancient) multiport PCI cards will burn through any possible energy savings on the CPU side.

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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 01:44:32 pm »
Do you actually mean PCI slots or do you mean PCIe slots? Actual (ancient) multiport PCI cards will burn through any possible energy savings on the CPU side.

He means PCI-X, not PCI or PCIe. But in the PCI-X case, also power burns all.

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Re: Energy-efficient hardware with PCI slots?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 02:04:42 pm »
Do you actually mean PCI slots or do you mean PCIe slots? Actual (ancient) multiport PCI cards will burn through any possible energy savings on the CPU side.

He means PCI-X, not PCI or PCIe. But in the PCI-X case, also power burns all.
PCI-X is dead, so he won't find that. My thought was that someone might be trying to reuse an ancient quad port card (even if it were PCI-X that spec was backward compatible with PCI so that might work even if it performed horribly). Or (hopefully) someone is just using the wrong term for a PCIe port.

There were, once upon a time, PCI-X to PCIe bridges, but that's firmly in "just don't do that" territory.