Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fujitsu FLASHWAVE Supplies 40G Connectivity for SC08

Fujitsu Network Communications has supplied a three-node configuration of its FLASHWAVE 7500 Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) platform to provide two 40 Gbps wavelengths for the SCinet WAN network at the upcoming Supercomputing Conference 2008 (SC08).

This network is created each year during the SC conference by volunteers from universities, government, and industry to highlight cutting-edge platforms in high-performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis.

One FLASHWAVE 7500 node will be co-located with the Ranger supercomputer, one of the top five supercomputers in the world, at the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. A second FLASHWAVE 7500 node residing at the Austin point-of-presence (POP) will receive 10 Gbps transmissions from other ROADM devices that provide connectivity from as far away as Amsterdam, Holland. The third FLASHWAVE 7500 node will be on display in the SCinet NOC at SC08. The three nodes will be interconnected to highlight 40 Gbps optical transmission and 4 x 10 Gbps multiplexing into separate wavelengths, each operating at 40 Gbps.

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