The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has selected Juniper Networks to provide the networking infrastructure for a new supercomputer that will be used by researchers to predict climate patterns and assess the effects of global warming.
The new supercomputer, which will be installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC), will enable more accurate and actionable projections about the impact of weather and climate change and is expected to perform 5.34 quadrillion calculations per second, making it one of the top performing supercomputers in the world.
The network will use Juniper's QFX10008 Switch, a high-performance, high-density switch that is a foundational element of the Juniper MetaFabric Architecture. NCAR already uses Juniper's EX Series Ethernet Switches, QFX Series Nodes and MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers.
The new QFX10000 line, which builds on the company's MetaFabric architecture, is powered by Juniper’s latest, Q5 custom ASIC. The new chip offers deep buffers and an architecture that supports virtualization for SDN with the logical scale for applications such as big data, video and IP storage.
- The new Juniper QFX10002 is a fixed configuration, 2-rack unit form-factor unit designed for from 40GE and 100GE within the same switch.
- The QFX10008 is a modular, eight slot chassis that delivers ground breaking 100GE port
- density and up to 48Tbps of total system capacity.
- The QFX10016 will deliver unprecedented system capacity of up to 96Tbps, combined with leading port density in a powerful 16-slot chassis.
- The QFX10000 line supports orchestration, automation and management solutions from market leaders like VMware, as well as open source solutions, like OpenStack and OpenContrail, will simplify and automate network management and provisioning.