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FastLinQ® Performance NICs

FastLinQ® Performance NICs

Overview

Cavium™ FastLinQ® Performance NICs optimize server hardware utilization by scaling high-density virtualization and increase data center IT agility and scalability by enabling an efficient deployment of a secure multi-tenant cloud.

  • The FastLinQ 41000 Series Ethernet Adapters are Cavium's eighth-generation 10/25GbE Adapter family that provide exceptional value in delivering industry-leading features and performance to enable the most efficient and agile software-defined data centers (SDDNs). Designed for the most demanding server and network virtualized environments, the 41000 Series Adapters provide Universal RDMA (concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2, iWARP) as well as NPAR, VXLAN/NVGRE/GENEVE, and network storage with iSCSI and FCoE offloads, and SR-IOV to boost server CPU efficiency and maximize application performance.
  • The FastLinQ 45000 Series Ethernet Adapters include adapters that support 10/25/40/50/100GbE Ethernet and provide key features that include Universal RDMA, server virtualization with NIC partitioning (NPAR) and single root IO virtualization (SR-IOV), network tunneling with stateless offload for Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE), Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) and Generic Network Virtulization Encapsulation (GENEVE), and network storage with iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offloads.
  • The FastLinQ 3400 Series 10GbE Ethernet Adapters are OEM-proven adapters that provide exceptional value in delivering industry-leading features and performance to enable the most efficient and agile software-defined data centers (SDDNs). Designed for server and network virtualization, the 3400 Series Adapters provide stateless offload support for VXLAN/NVGRE/GENEVE, NPAR and SR-IOV to boost server CPU efficiency and maximize application performance.
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Product Information

Part Number PCIe Connecter Ports Speed Connection Type
  QL41112HLRJ-CK x8 2 10Gbps       10GBASE-T (RJ45 Copper)
    QL41132HLCU-CK x8 2 10Gbps       SFP+: DAC, SR Optics
    QL41212HLCU-CK x8 2 25Gbps         SFP28: DAC, SR Optics
    QL41231HOCU-CK x8 1 25G/10G      SFP28 OCP
    QL41232HOCU-CK x8 2 25G/10G      SFP28 OCP
    QL45211HLCU-CK x8 1 25Gbps SFP28: DAC, AOC
    QL45212HLCU-CK x8 2 25Gbps SFP28: DAC, AOC
    QL45411HLCU-CK x16 1 40Gbps           QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics
    QL45412HLCU-CK x16 2 40Gbps           QSFP+: DAC, SR Optics
    QL45611HLCU-CK x16 1   100Gbps           QSFP28: DAC, SR Optics
QLE3440-CU-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
QLE3442-CU-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
QLE3442-RJ-CK x8 2 10Gbps        10GBASE-T (RJ45 Copper)
QLE3440-SR-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
QLE3442-SR-CK x8 2 10Gbps           SFP+: SR-Optics, DAC
Product Literature
FastLinQ QL41000 Series

8th Generation 10/25Gbps Ethernet Controllers.

FastLinQ QL41112HLRJ Series

2x10G RJ45 PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

FastLinQ QL41132HLCU

2x10G SFP PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter

FastLinQ QL41212HLCU

2x25G SFP PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapter

FastLinQ QL41232/QL41231HOCU

Dual-port and Single-port 25G/10G SFP28 OCP Intelligent Ethernet Adapters with Universal RDMA

FastLinQ FastLinQ QL4521x Series

25Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe 3.0 Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

FastLinQ QL4541xHLCU

40GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

FastLinQ QL45611HLCU

100Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Gen3 Intelligent Ethernet Adapter

FastLinQ 3400 Series

10Gbps Ethernet-to-PCIe Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

iSER RDMA Accelerates Storage

Accelerate iSCSI storage with universal Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA).

NVMe Direct

Next-generation offload technology enables high-performance iSCSI-based external NVMe flash storage.

Network Function Virtualization Using Data Plane Developer's Kit

Enabling 25GbE to 100GbE virtual network functions with FastLinQ Intelligent Ethernet Adapters.

25GbE

Accelerate network performance and lower costs for enterprise data center and cloud environments.

Visualize I/O Connectivity for VMware® vSphere®

Cavium QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter simplifies and accelerates deployment and management.

Unified Adapter Management Across the Data Center

Cavium QConvergeConsole simplifies and accelerates deployment and management in Windows and Linux.

SR-IOV Improves Server Virtualization Performance

FastLinQ 3400/8400 Series Adapters enhance I/O throughput and reduce processor utilization.

Cavium Solutions Deliver Energy Efficient Ethernet

10GBASE-T EEE Solutions for Rack and Tower Servers.

FastLinQ 3400 and 8400 Series 10GbE Adapters

Switch Independent NIC Partitioning FAQs.

Enhancing Scalability Through NIC Switch Independent Partitioning

FastLinQ 3400 and 8400 Series 10GbE Adapters unleash the power of data Center servers.

Cavium Intelligent Ethernet Adapters Accelerate Hart's Network and Application Performance as Much as 10X

Hart dramatically accelerates application performance and achieves rapid, cost-effective scalability while significantly reducing deployment costs in their Big Data environment to successfully meet growth objectives.

FastLinQ 25GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters vs. Mellanox Adapters

FastLinQ QL45000 25GbE adapters provide maximum performance and flexible bandwidth management to optimize virtualized servers and networks.

FastLinQ 10GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters vs. Intel 10GbE Adapters

FastLinQ 3400/8400 adapters provide maximum performance and flexible bandwidth management to optimize virtualized servers and networks

Don't Lose Application Performance In an I/O Digital Traffic Jam

Intelligent Ethernet from Cavium improves performance by over 55%.

FastLinQ 10GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters vs. Mellanox 10GbE Adapters

FastLinQ 3400 and 8400 Series Adapters provide maximum performance and flexible bandwidth management to optimize virtualized servers and networks.

Establishing Adaptive Links with SmartAN Technology

SmartAN technology simplifies establishing a link to a switch, streamlines deployment and management, and delivers increased interoperability.

Concurrent NIC Partitioning and SR-IOV

Do more with less in server virtualization!

10GbE Networking Made Simple with the FastLinQ QLE3442-RJ 10GBASE-T

Simplified Management for Fibre Channel, Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters.

iWARP RDMA Here and Now

Cavium, Chelsio, and Intel collaborated to present the benefits of iWARP with RDMA.

SQL 2014 Database Backup Acceleration with FastLinQ 3400 & 8400 Series Adapters

Cavium Intelligent Ethernet Adapters and Converged Network Adapters ensure database backup completes in record time and applications continue to perform with maximum Quality of Service (QoS) thanks to Switch Independent NIC Partitioning.

Accelerate Live Migration with iWarp using Cavium FastLinQ 25GbE

Cavium FastLinQ 25GbE adapters with Universal RDMA accelerates Live Migration in Microsoft® Windows 2016 by up to 58% while reducing CPU utilization by up to 75%.

Cavium QLogic Control Suite (QCS)

Centralized management of FastLinQ 10Gb Ethernet NIC, iSCSI, and FCoE Adapters.

Real-World Benefits for the Software-Defined Data Center

Control costs, optimize performance and scale VM density.

Adapter of Choice for Network Appliances and Embedded Systems

Gain control, optimize deployment flexibility, and scale application performance.

Web Servers for the Modern Era

FastLinQ 3400 Series 10GbE Intelligent Ethernet Adapters deliver more secure, reliable and consistent performance for a more satisfying user experience.

Guarantee Application Performance in VMware with Cavium NIC Partitioning

Practical use cases for 3400/8400 Series 10Gb Ethernet Adapters.

Solutions Lab Reference Architecture for Server Virtualization

This guide is intended for IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing virtualized data center infrastructures using Cavium Fibre Channel, Intelligent Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters.

Support
Warranty

Review warranty information for specific products.

Driver Downloads/Documentation

Download drivers, management tools, and documentation by model or operating system.

Media
Accelerating Network Virtualization Overlays with Intelligent Ethernet Adapters

ESG Lab tested the performance benefits of offloading tunneling for network virtualization overlays for 10GbE and 25GbE.

25GbE: The Future of Ethernet

Ixia and Cavium validate end-to-end interoperability of 25 Gigabit Ethernet.

Media and Analyst Coverage

Read the latest news about Cavium and our products.

FastLinQ Performance NICs [OCP 2.0 Form Factor]

Part Number

Bus Port Connection Speed

QL41231HOCU

PCIe Gen 3 x 8

Single SFP28

10Gb/25Gb

QL41232HOCU

PCIe Gen 3 x 8

Dual

SFP28

10Gb/25Gb

QL41132HOCU

PCIe Gen 3 x 8

Dual SFP28

10Gb

QL41132HORJ

PCIe Gen 3 x 8

Dual

RJ-45

10Gb

QL45631HOCU

PCIe Gen 3 x 16

Single QSFP28

100Gb

FastLinQ Performance NICs [PCIe Form Factor]

Model

Bus Port Connection Speed
QL41112HLRJ

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Dual

RJ-45

10Gb

QL41162HLRJ

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Dual

RJ-45

10Gb

QL41212HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Dual

SFP28

10Gb/25Gb

QL41132HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Dual

SFP28

10Gb

QL41262HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Dual

SFP28

10Gb/25Gb

QL41134HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Quad

SFP+

10Gb

QL41134HLRJ

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Quad

RJ-45

10Gb

QL45211HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Single

SFP28

25Gb

QL45212HLCU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Dual

SFP28

25Gb

QL45412HLCU PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x16 Dual QSFP+ 40Gb

QLE3440-SR

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Single

SFP+

10Gb

QLE3440-CU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8

Single

SFP+

10Gb

QLE3442-RJ

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 Dual

RJ-45

10Gb/1Gb

QLE3442-SR

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 Dual

SFP+

10Gb

QLE3442-CU

PCI EXPRESS GEN 3 x8 Dual

SFP+

10Gb

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Product Family

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