Recent Intel E3 and E5 processors and super-micro motherboards, with Intel 
dual-port 10G NIC
work well for us.  We can send/receive righ at line-speed on both ports 
concurrently with
our version of pktgen, for instance.

You do need pci-e gen2 or higher.


On 09/16/2016 10:34 PM, Chris Flugstad wrote:
> I am looking to have some network test boxes to push 10Gb.  I have 10G SFP+ 
> PCI E cards and modules,  Switches that have SFP+ and modules.  What I am 
> wanting to know is if there is specific specs of Computer HW I should use 
> with the PCI E 10Gb Cards?
> Vivian noted the harddrive and processor weren't much of a concern, but the 
> PCI-E bus speed would be my bottleneck.  PCIE V2.0,  seems that 4x, 8x, and 
> 16x would all be sufficient.
> Does anyone have any experience to point me at some adequate hardware?
> Thanks
> Chris
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