10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper

This is news- (and drool-) worthy. Intel just announced the first 10 Gigabit server adapter that will work over copper cables. They’re teaming up with Dell to have these adapters offered in PowerEdge servers. These 10GBe adapters will work over Cat 6 & 6a cable.

Expect them to start showing up by the end of June for $1000. Here’s the Fact Sheet (in PDF).

via GigaOM.