January 13, 2009
HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 13 -- Glimmerglass announced today its role in the setting of data transfer world records 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.
A Glimmerglass 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.
According to Professor Harvey Newman of Caltech, head of the high energy physics team and chair of the U.S. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Users Organization's Executive Committee: "The Glimmerglass switch proved crucial in an environment where the team needed to efficiently switch between different network topologies, enabling quick reconfiguration and a reduction in router port count necessary for the demonstration. Thanks to the Glimmerglass switch, the switch-over between the two WAN setups could be done in near real-time."
"Rapid re-provisioning of lightpaths has always been important to our carrier customers. We are pleased to see the flexibility of true photonic switching supporting this major milestone. Glimmerglass will continue to work with the High Performance Computing community to raise the bar even higher," said Robert Lundy, Glimmerglass CEO.
Glimmerglass provides powerful, flexible dynamic wavelength management solutions. Customers deploy Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Switches to create, monitor and protect wavelengths in networks supporting land-based and undersea telecommunications systems, enterprise data networks, internet peering exchanges, government networks and video networks. Glimmerglass switches provide customers with the industry's lowest power consumption, lowest profile, non-blocking and fully transparent switching systems. Glimmerglass systems range from 24x24 fibers to 192x192 fibers. For further information, visit www.glimmerglass.com.
Source: Glimmerglass Networks, Inc.
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