Sunday, December 3, 2006

Force10 Networks Gains Traction in Supercomputing

Force10 Networks now powers 18 of the world's 100 largest supercomputers, including two in the top 10, according to the recently updated Top500 list.

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) moved from 126 on the list to 12 by consolidating multiple high performance clusters.

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts also advanced on the list by utilizing the scalability of the TeraScale E-Series to increase computing capacity.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center also utilized the density of the Force10 TeraScale E-Series to move from 11th on the list six months ago to fifth most recently. This largest supercomputer in Europe is built upon the IBM Cluster 1350 solution with the Force10 TeraScale E-Series integrated to deliver seamless scalability.

In addition, Indiana University (IU) has deployed the company's TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers to build a distributed, flexible high performance cyberinfrastructure.

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