Wednesday, November 7, 2007

PetroChina Deploys Force10 Networks Switch/Routers

PetroChina has deployed Force10 Networks' TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers and S50 access switches to build a high performance network for its oil and gas exploration operations. PetroChina has six data centers across China operating a high performance computing cluster that ranges from 64 to 512 nodes. For smaller computing clusters, PetroChina is leveraging the compact Force10 S50, which supports 48 line-rate Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks. Medium-sized clusters leverage the density of the Force10 TeraScale E600 while larger clusters use the TeraScale E1200 to interconnect the compute nodes. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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