Tyan launches Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Network Adapters

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Posted September 30, 2013 by Patrick Kennedy in News
Tyan P1113 Network Adapter

Today Tyan launched four new network adapters based on Broadcom Ethernet technology. Two adapters are 1 Gigabit Ethernet (the P1113 and P1115). The other two are 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters the P1117 and P1118 and cover both optical and copper 10GbE connections. Generally server makers are able to offer cost-effective network adapters as add-ons for their servers. Broadcom has been seeing quite a few design wins lately with their 10GbE solutions (see an example here), and Tyan seems to be continuing in this manner.

The new Tyan Ethernet Cards

The P1113 Gigabit adapter is based on the Broadcom BCM5720 chipset which controls its dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. One of the more interesting aspects to the card is that it is a low profile PCIe 2.0 x1 card so it will fit in many server applications due to its small size.

Tyan P1113 Network Adapter

Tyan P1113 Network Adapter

The Tyan P1115 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is based on the BCM5719 controller. It is a quad port card that fits into a PCIe 2.0 x4 expansion slot. This is a larger full height card but with a compact 4x RJ-45 port set.

Tyan P1115 Network Adapter

Tyan P1115 Network Adapter

The Tyan P1117 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is based on the Broadcom BCM57712. The card features dual 10GBase-T Ethernet ports to use existing wiring infrastructure. The low profile card is available with low and full height brackets and fits into a PCIe 2.0 x8 expansion slot.

Tyan P1117 Network Adapter

Tyan P1117 Network Adapter

Like the P1117, the Tyan P1118 Gigabit Ethernet adapter is based on the Broadcom BCM57712 and has dual SFP+ ports. As such it supports longer distance communication through fiber SFP+ optics. The card is a PCIe 2.0 x8 card with low and full height brackets.

Tyan P1118 Network Adapter

Tyan P1118 Network Adapter

For those interested here is the official press release and links to the spec pages.

Tyan Press Release Excerpt

TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Group, announced its product portfolio of Ethernet adapters. Compatible with TYAN platforms, all TYAN Ethernet adapters fit nicely in various server computing environments and will provide increased efficiency, scalability and stability.  Please contact your local TYAN sales representative for our special Ethernet promotion program.

Based on Broadcom 1GbE technology, TYAN presents the 1GbE P1113 and P1115 Ethernet adapters that targets general networking environments such as enterprise IT or industry standard servers. TYAN also presents the high-end 10GbE solutions; the P1117 and P1118 for high performance computing or datacenters such as IPDC, web-hosting, social media and supercomputers. These are ideal solutions for critical high load network requirements coming from massive computing workloads.  All TYAN Ethernet adapters incorporate the Broadcom based IC and deliver superior networking capability for different types of server computing environments.

Links to the product pages:

1G Ethernet Card: P1113 & P1115
10G Ethernet Card: P1117 & P1118


About the Author

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick has been running ServeTheHome since 2009 and covers a wide variety of home and small business IT topics. For his day job, Patrick is a management consultant focused in the technology industry and has worked with numerous large hardware and storage vendors in the Silicon Valley. The goal of STH is simply to help users find some information about basic server building blocks. If you have any helpful information please feel free to post on the forums.

4 Comments


  1.  
    Lost-Benji

    It’s funny how only just recently, I was reading a forum filled with people screaming how bad Broadcom chipsets were without even having a clue.

    I have always had a good run with BC chipsets and found them more stable than Intel and less fussy on drivers. Now they are the chosen weapon for Tyan, a company known to make some very decent gear and have done so for many years.




  2.  
    vasdaprime

    It would’ve been nice to know how much these 10gbE parts are going to cost. I was hoping to see some downward price movement on 10gbE cards & switches :)




  3.  
    John

    Broadcom chip is fine if you’re running Windows but the bnx2 driver for Linux sort of, well, sucks.





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