Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Peter Kiewit Institute Supercomputer Employs Force10

The Peter Kiewit Institute's (PKI) Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska has deployed Force10 Networks' TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers and S50 access switches in its newest supercomputer, which ranks 43 on the list of the world's fastest supercomputers.

The Force10 TeraScale E-Series is supporting 52 Ten Gigabit and 900 Gigabit Ethernet ports to form the reliable foundation researchers at the Center require to optimize the performance of the supercomputer.

Force10 said the high Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet densities of its TeraScale E-Series and S50 enables PKI to build a high performance core that interconnects more than 1,100 nodes. The TeraScale E-Series supports 90 Gigabit Ethernet ports on a single line card or 1,260 per system, enabling the Center to interconnect its supercomputer with a single switch while also supporting the 52 Ten Gigabit Ethernet ports required to build the high performance core.

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