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The LP982 PCI-X host bus adapter offers a highly integrated 2Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA for use in servers based on either PCI or the latest PCI-X expansion bus. The LP982 delivers exceptional performance through the use of an Emulex Pegasus ASIC, a 266MIPs onboard processor, an embedded 1Gig/2Gig SERDES, and a high performance unified QDR SRAM.

The LP982 features automatic topology detection and automatic speed negotiation capability. These capabilities allow complete compatibility with existing 1Gb/s Fibre Channel SANs, while allowing seamless upgrades to higher speed 2Gb/s SANs.

Major Features
  • Full duplex 2Gb/s Fibre Channel delivering up to 400MB/s
  • Automatic speed negotiation
  • Automatic topology detection
  • Full fabric support using F_Port and FL_port connections
  • Onboard hardware context cache for superior fabric performance
  • Support for multiple concurrent protocols (SCSI and IP)
  • Full support for both FC service class 2 and 3
  • Full fabric boot support in x86 environments to multiple LUNs
  • Support for FC-Tape (FCP-2) devices
  • 66/100/133MHz PCI-X 1.0a and PCI 2.2 compatibility
  • End-to-end parity protection for high data integrity
  • Robust suite of software supporting Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Linux and NetWare
  • Optical small form factor (LC) interface

product compatibility

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • NetWare


  • Intel® Itanium® Processor Family
  • x86
  • x86_64 AMD64® & Intel® EM64T®

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regional availability

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • North America

language availability

  • English


This product has demonstrated compatibility by successfully completing Novell's stringent product certification requirements.


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