So what's the deal with 10Gbase-T

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at
Wed Oct 3 13:54:58 UTC 2012

It was really unfortunate of Intel to release Romley with 10G copper only support at launch, I hear though that soon there will be motherboards with the SFP+ ports integrated.

-----Original Message-----
From: Miquel van Smoorenburg [mailto:mikevs at] 
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2012 5:28 PM
To: andreas at
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: So what's the deal with 10Gbase-T

In article <CAJ0Nkqgy2x9pUg26CcjcHwDQSMY24f1U0RWmhF2PoH2eHih2zg at>,
Andreas Echavez  <andreas at> wrote:
>Does anyone here have experience running copper 10Gbase-T networks? It 
>seems like the standard just died out.

Well, our new supermicro servers come with 10Gbase-T standard on the motherboard.

>For us it would make a lot of sense
>for our applications -- even if throughput and latency aren't as great. 
>If anyone out there knows of any *copper* 10 gig-t switches (48 port?)



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