December 01, 2006
Force10 Networks' TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers is anchoring the 10 Gigabit Ethernet network at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2006 conference this week in Chicago. The Force10 TeraScale E-Series delivers Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities for the medical conference's high performance network that connects exhibitors and attendees in three convention halls to points around the world.
"The storage of large digital files for telemedicine applications such as MRIs and advanced supercomputing-based research into diseases and new drugs are driving the need for resilient networking platforms," said Mark Cooper, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Force10 Networks. "The Force10 TeraScale E-Series is uniquely positioned to deliver the reliable density and scalable capacity to make these applications possible."
To interconnect the three halls of the convention in a high performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet network, RSNA deployed the Force10 TeraScale E600 in the core of RSNAnet, the conference's network. Supporting 630 Gigabit and 112 ten Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TeraScale E600 provides the scalability that enables connectivity for more than 80,000 healthcare professionals that will attend the conference.
Using its three CPU architecture, the Force10 TeraScale E-Series distributes switching, routing and management functionalities between multiple processors to ensure predictable performance regardless of traffic conditions.
The combination of high performance, low cost servers and 10 Gigabit Ethernet has enabled medical institutions and research organizations to use computing clusters to enhance research into drugs, the human genome and the study of diseases. The Human Genome Sequencing Center at the Baylor College of Medicine, for example, has deployed the Force10 TeraScale E-Series to interconnect its storage and research facilities and speed the processing of human genome data.
Georgia Institute of Technology also used the Force10 TeraScale E-Series in its biomedicine computing cluster at the new Center for the Study of Systems Biology. The 1,000 node biomedicine cluster provides researchers at Georgia Tech with the high performance computing power to analyze large quantities of information coming from the sequencing of the human genome and apply it to other practices, such as drug discovery research, genomics, proteomics, bio-imaging and pharmaceutical sciences.
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