Neptune, also known as Sun Multithreaded 10 GbE, is a dual 10 Gbit/s, multithreaded, PCIe x8-based network interface controller for 10 Gigabit Ethernet. It was developed and originally produced by Sun Microsystems, and later licensed to Marvell Technology Group in 2007.
|# 10GbE ports||2||2|
|# transmit DMA channels/port||8||12|
|# receive DMA channels/port||8||8|
|Integrated on-chip?||UltraSPARC T2||No|
|Bus interface?||No||8 lane PCI Express|
|Bus bandwidth limit?||No||16 Gbit/s each direction|
|Transmit packet classification||Software||Software|
|Receive packet classification||Hardware||Hardware|
- Ashlee Vance (April 3, 2007). "Marvell gets [SIC] on Sun's NIC: Licensee located on Neptune". The Register. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet on UltraSPARC T2 - weblog from Pure See