[Cerowrt-devel] 10GigE nics and SFP+ modules?

Joel Wirāmu Pauling joel at aenertia.net
Tue Sep 9 00:03:32 EDT 2014

Just a head's up I have had issues with the X5xx intel SFP+ optics
interoperating with other vendors. This may not be an issue for your

If you want good interop then Broadcom based optics seem to be the
best bet at the moment.

On 9 September 2014 12:09, Wes Felter <wmf at felter.org> wrote:
> The Intel X710 just came out today; it's a little cheaper. (Note that the
> X710 is 10G and the XL710 is 40G because XL is 40 in Roman numerals.)
> http://www.colfaxdirect.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2227&idcategory=0
> (I've never bought from Colfax, but they carry a lot of "enterprise"
> equipment that isn't available on NewEgg/Amazon.)
> There are super-cheap optics and twinax available from China. You may have
> to hack the Intel driver since they're not "supported".
> http://www.fiberstore.com/c/10g-sfp+_63
> http://www.fiberstore.com/c/10g-sfp+-cables_1115
> Or you could just get an account at the Snabb Lab.
> --
> Wes Felter
> IBM Research - Austin
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