Intel® Ethernet Controller I350 and Power Management Technology
Power consumption is a significant concern for today’s data centers. Power is a monthly fixed cost that all data center providers must pass on to their customers. Competitive industry-wide pricing pressure requires that data center providers find intelligent and creative ways to keep power costs down. In addition, regulatory and OpX factors aimed at reducing total energy consumption have created a demand for more energy-efficient computer platforms. Yet, end-users still need the ability to use the peak performance of their assets to meet business objectives. Energy efficiency is not strictly measured by raw peak or idle power consumption. High performance devices operating at maximum performance for short durations, and then returning to a low-power idle state, are typically the most energy efficient configurations. Intel® Ethernet power management technology with DMA Coalescing enables end-users to make a range of choices to determine which tradeoffs are acceptable to meet their operational goals.
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