Monday, August 17, 2009

Force10 Selected for China's Magic Cube Supercomputer

Tianjin Dawning Computer Industry Co. has deployed Force10 Networks' C-Series switches and S2410 access switch as the high performance foundation for China's new Magic Cube Supercomputer at the Shanghai Supercomputer Center (SSC). Magic Cube (previously known as the Dawning 5000A) ranked as one of the top 10 fastest supercomputers in the world when it was put into operation on June 15th, 2009. Magic Cube maintains 180 teraflop/s (trillions of floating-point operations per second) of computing speed. Force10's C300 switch provides 5 microsecond switching latency under full load for 64 byte frames.