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NIC (Network Interface Card)
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KMJ Communications NIC information page

ATM Network Interface Card Evaluation "Server NICS in the Contemporary LAN Architecture"

Jato Technologies: Optimizing Network Interface Cards for operation in a Standard High Volume Server

Gorry Fairhurst network interface card page

3Com white papers page

PC Magazine article: "Server NICs with Tricks"

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