Monday, January 12, 2009

Glimmerglass Claims New World Records in Data Transfer Rates

Glimmerglass claimed a new data transfer world records for its role at the Supercomputing Conference 2008 (SC08) recently held in Austin, Texas. An international team led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) High Energy Physics (HEP) group and the Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR), with partners from around the world, set new records for sustained data transfer among storage systems over wide area networks.

Glimmerglass said its Intelligent Optical Switch managed 10Gps lightpaths including 12 WAN paths, demonstrated self healing through optical fail-over utilizing different WAN paths and supplied 10GE signals used for the new data transfer world records. The high-energy physics team's demonstration of "High Speed LHC Data Gathering, Distribution and Analysis Using Next Generation Networks" achieved a bidirectional peak throughput of 114 gigabits per second (Gbps) and a sustained data flow of more than 110 Gbps among clusters of servers on the show floor and around the world.

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