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Primeur weekly 2018-01-29

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Combination of top-down initiatives like EuroHPC and bottom-up science driven projects make European exascale effort healthy ...

Quantum computing

Quantum race accelerates development of silicon quantum chip ...

Quantum control: Scientists develop quantum metamaterial from complex twin qubits ...

New metal-semiconductor interface for brain-inspired computing ...

Researchers from TU Delft combine spintronics and nanophotonics in 2D material ...

Retrospective test for quantum computers can build trust ...

Particle collision in large accelerators is simulated by using a quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

EOSC-hub to launch integrated services for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018 launches invitation to participate ...

CESNET and GÉANT deploy 300 Gbps wavelength in R&E community ...

PRACE SHAPE Programme supports two further SMEs ...

Hardware

Most powerful Dutch GPU supercomputer boosts new radio telescope ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu for Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University ...

Applications

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication ...

NIST's superconducting synapse may be missing piece for 'artificial brains' ...

Scientists get better numbers on what happens when electrons get wet ...

UNSW Sydney scientist Michelle Simmons is Australian of the Year ...

San Diego County invests in new UC San Diego fire detection networking ...

Solving science and engineering problems with supercomputers and AI ...

Purdue-affiliated start-up designing next-generation hardware, software to propel computer intelligence to next level ...

Scientists pioneer use of deep learning for real-time gravitational wave discovery ...

Dynaslum research team publishes in Nature Scientific Data ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers use simulations to study brain damage from bomb blasts and materials for space shuttles ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helping Ohio University researcher revolutionize drug discovery with RNA in the spotlight ...

Cells of three aggressive cancers annihilated by drug-like compounds that reverse chemo failure ...

Sensor the size of a nitrogen atom investigates hard drives ...

CESNET and GÉANT deploy 300 Gbps wavelength in R&E community


23 Jan 2018 Prague - CESNET, marking an R&E community first deployment of Ciena's Waveserver Ai platform, has interconnected GÉANT's high-capacity routers using a 300 Gbps alien wavelength over 530km of CESNET network with Czech Light Open Line System. This accomplishment shows how the research and education (R&E) community can establish a reliable all-optical transmission that transits multiple networks for the high-performance computer (HPC) networks, data storage and transfer capabilities and collaborative working environments that are crucial to Europe's modern academic and scientific organisations.

This solution has made it possible for CESNET to improve the GÉANT network resiliency through additional network meshing by combining spectrum sharing of CESNET network with DCI technology from Ciena. By deploying 300 Gbps wavelength, CESNET and Ciena demonstrate how R&E institutions may set up international capacity to run exceptional bandwidth-intensive service and applications such as HPC, with the future Exascale supercomputers, large data sets transfer and data storage migration. GÉANT is now carrying live traffic over unprecedented wavelength capacity of 300 Gbps across CESNET's existing fibre that was originally engineered as a 10 Gbps compensated network, between the Prague and Vienna nodes located in two neighbouring countries.

With national research and education network (NREN) traffic growing more than 70 percent each year, the high-density Waveserver Ai stackable interconnect platform, equipped with industry-leading WaveLogic Ai coherent optics, allows CESNET to deliver to GÉANT a solution that supports high-capacity applications while reducing power, footprint and cost per bit. GÉANT is also reducing network cost by spectrum sharing with NRENs while improving network resiliency by using network meshing as a safeguard against unpredictable spikes in traffic. Additionally, alien wavelength implementation enables the sharing of dark fiber infrastructure within the NREN community, ensuring these organisations are prepared for future growth by allowing them to quickly scale capacity up or down based on network demand.

"Our network is designed to support the transfer of extremely large data sets and dedicated photonic services among geographically dispersed locations, especially, due to unique concepts used for network development, for example Nothing in Line (NIL). The 300 Gbps wavelength is seamlessly running in parallel with precise time and ultra-stable optical frequency transmissions", stated Josef Vojtěch, head of optical networks department of CESNET. "Together with Ciena and GÉANT, we are ensuring Europe's R&E community can reliably connect anywhere, at any time, with any capacity."

"CESNET, an active representative of NRENs in Europe, is evaluating the newest technologies to take a critical step toward future-proofing data networks for educational and research communities throughout the region", stated Rod Wilson, Chief Technologist for Research of Ciena. "Waveserver Ai is designed to address evolving density and power requirements for ultra-high-capacity interconnect applications of this nature."
Source: CESNET

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-01-29

Focus

European Commission explains why Joint Undertaking is well suited as legal instrument to help create EuroHPC ecosystem ...

Combination of top-down initiatives like EuroHPC and bottom-up science driven projects make European exascale effort healthy ...

Quantum computing

Quantum race accelerates development of silicon quantum chip ...

Quantum control: Scientists develop quantum metamaterial from complex twin qubits ...

New metal-semiconductor interface for brain-inspired computing ...

Researchers from TU Delft combine spintronics and nanophotonics in 2D material ...

Retrospective test for quantum computers can build trust ...

Particle collision in large accelerators is simulated by using a quantum computer ...

Focus on Europe

EOSC-hub to launch integrated services for the European Open Science Cloud ...

Supercomputing Frontiers Europe 2018 launches invitation to participate ...

CESNET and GÉANT deploy 300 Gbps wavelength in R&E community ...

PRACE SHAPE Programme supports two further SMEs ...

Hardware

Most powerful Dutch GPU supercomputer boosts new radio telescope ...

Asetek receives order from Fujitsu for Institute of Fluid Science at Tohoku University ...

Applications

Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication ...

NIST's superconducting synapse may be missing piece for 'artificial brains' ...

Scientists get better numbers on what happens when electrons get wet ...

UNSW Sydney scientist Michelle Simmons is Australian of the Year ...

San Diego County invests in new UC San Diego fire detection networking ...

Solving science and engineering problems with supercomputers and AI ...

Purdue-affiliated start-up designing next-generation hardware, software to propel computer intelligence to next level ...

Scientists pioneer use of deep learning for real-time gravitational wave discovery ...

Dynaslum research team publishes in Nature Scientific Data ...

University of Texas at Arlington researchers use simulations to study brain damage from bomb blasts and materials for space shuttles ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helping Ohio University researcher revolutionize drug discovery with RNA in the spotlight ...

Cells of three aggressive cancers annihilated by drug-like compounds that reverse chemo failure ...

Sensor the size of a nitrogen atom investigates hard drives ...