In the past when writing a RFQ for computers I have always specified
3Com, Intel, or Broadcom NICs. I know that they work well with ZEN
imaging, and at least with Intel and 3Com, I'm fairly confident that it
will have driver support for those for a long time to come. Now,
however, vendors are quoting systems with Marvell NICs, a brand with
which I am not familiar.

First, did Intel sell its NIC business to Marvell, or was that excluded
from their deal? Second, what are people's thoughts about Marvell NICs
and whether I should expect ZEN imaging to support them natively, like
Intels, for the long term? What kind of NIC, if any, do you specify in
RFQs? Thanks for any insights.

Jim Wagner
Arcadia Valley Schools