Sunday, November 13, 2005

Fermilab Deploys Ciena ONLINE Metro DWDM

The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) is deploying Ciena's ONLINE Metro Multiservice DWDM Platform.

ONLINE Metro is enabling 10G wavelengths for Fermilab to connect with one of the most advanced international optical networking facilities in the world - the StarLight (Science Technology and Research Light-Illuminated Gigabit High-Performance Transit) facility on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University.

At this week's SCinet event at the SC|05 conference in Seattle, Fermilab will demonstrate disk-to-disk replication between its facility and the show floor, utilizing Ciena's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services platform, a next-generation multiservice transport and aggregation solution, integrated with Fermilab's ONLINE Metro deployment for connectivity to StarLight and the UltraScience Net.

In addition, Ciena will be demonstrating the following at the event:

  • Delivery of 15 10G wavelengths to exhibit floor via CoreStream optical transmissions systems.

  • 10G AES, 256-bit key encryption with transceiver-based encryption embedded on two CoreStream line modules

  • 40G connectivity on the CoreStream line system, enabled for SCinet by Mintera Corporation, proving the system's upgradeability to meet both 10G and 40G lightpaths on the same line system.

  • Dynamic provisioning of GbE and 10GbE bandwidth via CoreDirector between Oak Ridge National Laboratory's facility in Tennessee and its exhibit in Seattle.

  • Integrated network management via ON-Center for full management capability and performance monitoring of the Ciena-based portion of the SCinet network.

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