The MIC-5212 is a low power, dual-port 10 GbE AMC, with SFP+ pluggable modules for multi-mode and single-mode fiber media and is based on the Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet controller. The AMC provides a high performance PCIe x8 interface at 5 Gb/s per lane at an outstanding low power dissipation of less than 10W. Support for Intel’s offloading and platform enhancement features yields maximum network throughput while preserving valuable CPU cycles for application processing. The MIC-5212 features an Intel®82599 which provides Intel® Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (VT-c) including Virtual Machine Device Queues (VMDq) and PCI-SIG compliant Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), helping to reduce I/O bottlenecks, boost throughput, and reduce latency. Where virtualization is required, VMDq improves performance by offloading the data-sorting burden from the virtual machine manager (VMM) to the network controller. The MIC-5212’s specialized features include Layer 2 & 3 security with IPSec & LinkSec; VLAN tagging, stripping and packet filtering; and TCP, iSCSI, and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) offload. For a maximum of interoperability, the MIC-5212 supports a PCIex4 (AMC Ports 4..7) or PCIex8 (AMC ports 4..11) host interface. The PCIe reference clock can be supplied over FLCKA or an onboard oscillator for systems which do not supply a PCIe reference clock. The MIC-5212 is compliant with both AMC.0 R1.0 and R2.0 specifications.