Monday, November 12, 2007

Korean National Supercomputing Center Selects Force10 Switch/Routers

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), Korea's national supercomputing center, has deployed Force10 Networks' TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers and the S2410 data center switch to build a massively parallel processing (MPP) supercomputer with a peak performance of 250 Teraflops or 250 trillion calculations per second. The supercomputer has four Force10 TeraScale E1200s at its core supporting 240 Ten Gigabit Ethernet ports to interconnect more than 3,000 nodes.

Additionally, the Force10 S2410 provides the high 10 Gigabit Ethernet density KISTI needs to interconnect servers in its visualization system.

In 2005, KISTI deployed the Force10 TeraScale E600 and TeraScale E300 in an international grid network to connect the country with scientists and researchers worldwide via the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD).