Gigabyte Unveils Single 2011 Socket Motherboard with 10GbE LAN

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dstew74

I'll stay with my 50 dollar dual head DDR Infiniband cards and their 20 dollar cables. No thanks to a connection requiring a SFP+ and a 300 Twinax cable just for one access port. Let's not even discuss pricing on a 10Gbs L2 switch for 10GBASE-CX4. Should have went with 10GBASE-T.

My ebay-sourced Infiniband cards do 20Gbs bi-directional per head.

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PCWolf

Unless you have a 10GbE Router, this is useless for home users. Shame we don't even have 1GB internet. Unless you are one of those lucky SOB's with Google Fiber.

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somethingelse

Not sure why you would want to route 10Gb, but if you really wanted to, you can easily build your own router out of 2 or more 10Gb NICs in any PC, install linux, enable routing/NAT, done.

But more likely case for 10Gb is local traffic in a LAN and for that you would want a switch. There aren't many, none that I've see with less the 24 ports. Netgear M7100 is the cheapest one available at $5000...fully managed L2 switch with 802.1Q for vlan trunking, etc.

My guess is 10Gb will be mainstream in about 3 years or so...4k resolution is only starting to push the standard in consumer market now, I bet in a year or two will be another HD standard which will push resolutions even higher and require even more bandwidth for streaming.

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Volleynova

The only board in the world to sport a single LGA 2011 socket? What are you talking about? The MSI XPOWER II Big Bang X79, Asus Boards, Gigabyte boards, EVGA boards, you name it have been out for like 2 years.

If you mean the only LGA2011 board with 10 gigabit Internet then wow, that makes more sense. :)

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handyman315

Thanks Volleynova, that title was freaking me out.

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ChangingWinds

I don't understand this title. It was here I learned of supermicro putting a lga2011 single socket workstation MB out with 10Gbps embedded on the board in an atx and eatx form factor. They have been doing it for close to a year now. asus rampage and all that compete in that category has had single lga2011 with the standard 1Gbps embedded. Someone hasn't even been keeping up with there own magazine when writing this.

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vrmlbasic

Where is the 10Gb Ethernet port in the pic?

So when are we getting 10Gb capable routers/switches for home use? Gigabit ethernet is just too darned slow nowadays. It's been en vogue for 5+ years now and it has only been getting "slower" as filesizes have gotten bigger; 1.25 GB/sec sounds much better than 125 MB/sec.

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acidic

the 10gb port is the little black square to the left of the gigabit. it's a spf+ connection. you'd have to run either raid 0 or above mechanical drives or a ssd in order to see any benefit beyond gigabit. my network totally saturates my network but only when i'm syncing folders to my file server. other than that, gigabit is totally useless. 10gb switches have been available for a long time now but still the price is too high. most people who want more speed go with infiniband networks as they are cheaper than 10gb

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vrmlbasic

I could definitely benefit from speed > gigabit on my LAN. I wouldn't be fully saturating 10Gb but I am fully saturating 1Gb. It is faster to use a USB3 drive or to use a spare SSD as a USB3 drive. Chafing against the now-ancient 125 MB/sec speed cap has caused me to regress to "sneakernet". Hilarious because it is so sad.

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acidic

what could you possibly be doing where GB is too slow? maybe you should re-evaluate your data or invest in some hot swapable drives for each machine.

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vrmlbasic

Video files are fairly large. Even compressed rips are 4 GB. Transferring 50+ GB of data at a mere 125 MB/sec is far slower than using SSD sneakernet. Even hard drives can exceed 125 MB/sec, so it'd be nice to have ethernet that can allow them to live up to their potential.

In a world where games (eg:Titanfall) take up tens of gigabytes I believe that the time is now for getting ethernet that actually can transfer a gigabyte per second. It would also be nice to have AC routers with ethernet connections that can handle the full theoretical AC speed.

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acidic

encoded video is mainly what i sync with my server yet i find that gb is plenty fast enough. it takes a maximum of 32 seconds per 4gb. so that is a whopping 6 minutes for 50gb. what does the size of games have to do with 10gb networking ? you are either very very impatient or taking me for a ride with all this networking. if you are really that impatient, you should use syncback free or a similar program and schedule it to sync over night while sleeping

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bpstone

Professional or enthusiast content creators with large workloads can benefit from the additional speed boosts offered whenever requesting large amounts of uncompressed data from a file server. Developers could also potentially make use of it. SSDs are a good example. I have to admit my opinion has changed rather dramatically about them. The difference is astonishing in raid arrays. I now use them exclusively myself. Minutes add up to hours, days or even weeks. You cannot buy more time in life. So it is best to use it wisely. 10^Gb speeds are nothing new anyhow. You are right to say that neither gamers nor average individuals will see any real benefit at the moment. That is bound to change as the industry rolls out new standards in the future.

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vrmlbasic

That's 6 minutes that could be reduced to

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ChangingWinds

If your that impatient cisco makes routers that go 100 Gbps (asr1006 and asr1013 as well as others) and switches at the same speed with cards that run at that speed. You'll never see internet that high so it'll only be good for your house and will cost probably as much as your house but hey it'll reduce the time to move data on the network

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vrmlbasic

I'm waiting for consumer-level hardware to exceed Gigabit. Shoot, in many ways I'm waiting for consumer-level hardware to universally reach Gigabit (in 2014 nothing-nothing-should come with only Fast Ethernet).

I do my data transfers in a "soho" setting so obviously some highfalutin exotic Cisco setup isn't in the cards for me.

Gigabit does put a huge damper on network storage as not only is 125 MB/sec slower than today's drives but that 125 MB/sec is also shared between all who access the server. To combat that, my choices are the much-faster SSD sneakernet or to run some sort of LAN-exclusive BitTorrent client LOL. I want that to change.

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ChangingWinds

don't think that'll happen any time soon. It's why Cisco sold its consumer department. Make consumer things to good and it cuts into the enterprise sales, make them to bad and it trashes the brand. if your going 10 gig your going to have to go enterprise level. However if you focus on end of life items which I think there is a few at 10 gig, there is a lot at gig speed, they are a lot less expensive and can handle a lot more throughput. Often you can pick up one for under $200 only thing is no support from cisco and they are sometimes harder to setup. Switches are designed to work with no setup however.

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jogram

"The only board in the world with a single LGA 2011 socket"
I may be missing something, but that doesn't sound right.

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FrancesTheMute

I'm thinking they meant it's the only single socket LGA-2011 with a 10GbE port.

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Hey.That_Dude

Looks Beautiful... I would love this, if the price was right (since those E5's get expensive).

We're getting there with 10Gb. We just need routers/switches with 802.11ac at a sub $300 price point and then we can all stream our 4k content, that isn't here yet.

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vrmlbasic

The AC routers need to have this 10Gb ethernet. I'm tired of seeing wifi routers for sale that can never truly use their theoretical max wifi speed as the ethernet plug on "the other end" is so far below it.

...no WiFi N device should have only Fast Ethernet, but yet so many do :(

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praetor_alpha

Oh good, now I can be ready for 10 gig Google fiber, in addition to a not EULA compliant server for it.