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Primeur weekly 2012-03-05

The Cloud

Australian National University selects SGI to help harness explosion in data ...

Big science teams up with big business to kick‐start European Cloud computing ...

AMD to acquire SeaMicro: accelerates disruptive server strategy ...

HP launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner programme ...

Dell advances public Cloud security with Trend Micro SecureCloud solutions ...

EuroFlash

Stories from the Grid launched at International Symposium on Grids and Clouds ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure ...

Workshop Call for Abstracts: Collaborative research using eScience infrastructure and high speed networks ...

USFlash

Cray's YarcData Division launches new Big Data graph appliance ...

Cray reports 2011 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

National Institute of Genetics adopts SGI HPC solution for new supercomputer system ...

NASA scales SGI Pleiades InfiniBand Cluster to 25,000 Intel Xeon processor cores ...

SGI announces new President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger ...

IBM Research advances device performance for quantum computing ...

ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition ...

Researchers harness Kraken supercomputer to model explosions via transport ...

Climate scientists compute in concert ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities ...

New supercomputer to accelerate Taiwan's Render Farm ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks ...

XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support programme shares insights via symposium series ...

IBM captures leadership position in worldwide server market in fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Illinois supercomputers' expertise to help determine winner of genomics prize ...

SDSC and UC Santa Cruz to host summer school on astroinformatics ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks

1 Mar 2012 Washington - As IP traffic continues to increase and the router interface rate extends beyond 100 gigabits-per-second (Gb/s), future optical networks - ones that would achieve unprecedented speeds of 1 terabit-per-second (Tb/s) - will be required to support the rapid growth of data services with different capacities and patterns on the same optical platform. To address this issue, researchers at NTT Network Innovation Laboratories in Japan created and demonstrated a spectrally efficient, scalable elastic optical transport network architecture. The team will report on their findings at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) taking place in Los Angeles.

Conventional optical networks allocate fixed bandwidth to every optical path - regardless of the actual traffic volume and path length on the basis of the "worst-case design policy".

In stark contrast, the NTT researchers' spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network, known as "SLICE", is flexible and relies on adaptive spectrum allocation to an optical path based on the traffic volume and path length. It essentially enables allocation of only the necessary minimum bandwidth corresponding to individual requests - providing significant savings of network resources.

The bit rate per distance adaptive feature leads to significant spectral savings and increased network capacity. Elastic optical path networks make it possible to offload IP traffic to an elastic optical layer by using multi-flow optical transponders combined with elastic optical networking technology.

This reduces the number of router interfaces, while keeping router-to-wavelength cross-connect interconnections simple.

The technologies and functionality of elastic optical path networks will become a viable way to achieve highly efficient, cost-effective IP optical networks, according to the NTT researchers.

NTT's Hidehiko Takara will present the paper, "Spectrally Efficient Elastic Optical Path Networks Toward 1 Tbps Era", March 8, 2012 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Source: Optical Society of America

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-03-05

The Cloud

Australian National University selects SGI to help harness explosion in data ...

Big science teams up with big business to kick‐start European Cloud computing ...

AMD to acquire SeaMicro: accelerates disruptive server strategy ...

HP launches Enterprise Security Cloud Connections partner programme ...

Dell advances public Cloud security with Trend Micro SecureCloud solutions ...

EuroFlash

Stories from the Grid launched at International Symposium on Grids and Clouds ...

IBM selected to build new supercomputer of the Max Planck Society ...

A supercomputer for research: University of Oldenburg to upgrade technical infrastructure ...

Workshop Call for Abstracts: Collaborative research using eScience infrastructure and high speed networks ...

USFlash

Cray's YarcData Division launches new Big Data graph appliance ...

Cray reports 2011 full year and fourth quarter financial results ...

National Institute of Genetics adopts SGI HPC solution for new supercomputer system ...

NASA scales SGI Pleiades InfiniBand Cluster to 25,000 Intel Xeon processor cores ...

SGI announces new President and CEO Jorge Luis Titinger ...

IBM Research advances device performance for quantum computing ...

ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition ...

Researchers harness Kraken supercomputer to model explosions via transport ...

Climate scientists compute in concert ...

High-Performance Computing customers gain greater capabilities to address Big Data requirements through NetApp's collaboration with OpenSFS and EOFS communities ...

New supercomputer to accelerate Taiwan's Render Farm ...

On the path to 1 terabit-per-second networks ...

XSEDE's Extended Collaborative Support programme shares insights via symposium series ...

IBM captures leadership position in worldwide server market in fourth quarter of 2011 ...

Illinois supercomputers' expertise to help determine winner of genomics prize ...

SDSC and UC Santa Cruz to host summer school on astroinformatics ...