I've been using Intel NICs in server builds, but I'd like to try out some other options. It looks like the only other brand name choices are:


I've used Dell and HP NICs, in Dell and HP branded servers, respectively, but I've never compared them with other NICs in the same machine, so it's a little hard to draw a good comparison.

Can anybody recommend a reliable and fast Gigabit NIC with out-of-the-box support for Linux? I'm only interested in 2 x RJ45 and 4 x RJ45 PCI-e cards, and maybe even Fibre Channel or Infiniband cards if anybody has actual experience with them in Linux.