Petabytes in motion: A look at next-gen networks for HPC at SC15


12 Nov 2015 Austin - On the Ciena website, Renee Reinke gives some insights in next gen networks at SC15. As a real-world example of the scale needed when connecting supercomputer resources Reinke mentions in the ESnet and NERSC announcement they had deployed a 400G network using Ciena's 6500 Packet-Optical Platform with the WaveLogic 3 Extreme chipset. The ESnet network, which connects tens of thousands of DOE Office of Science researchers at more than 40 U.S. laboratories and supercomputing facilities to research partners around the world, expects it will carry more than 60 petabytes of data per month by 2016.
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