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Primeur weekly 2011-07-11

The Cloud

IBM and ETH Zurich use Cloud computing to combat increasingly resistant bacteria ...

MedNet International lowers development costs and improves customer experience with Oracle WebLogic Server 11 ...

Tecnalia facilitates access to Cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects ...

IEEE Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 6.12.33 released to public ...

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 now available ...

EuroFlash

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011 ...

Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 to issue workshop results ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva ...

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute ...

Bull's bullion claims to be the fastest X86 enterprise server ...

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain ...

HP Technology Services boosts reliability of BMW Group's HP Networking infrastructure ...

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative ...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide implements Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g ...

Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer ...

SAP applications certified for Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Indiana University Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers ...

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis releases the binary code of the Community Edition for software developers and programmers ...

BGI announces first release of updated bioinformatics software ...

Platform Computing announces commercial support for Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) ...

Platform Computing brings MapReduce to the enterprise ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry ...

HP accelerates market share gains in networking worldwide and in every region ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva

5 Jul 2011 Utrecht - SURFnet deployed a high-speed, ultra long-haul 100 Gb/s wavelength on the international fiber connection between Amsterdam and Geneva (CERN). To the best of current knowledge, this is the longest 100 Gb/s connection deployed; so far 100 Gb/s deployments covered less than 1000 km of distance.

With this 100 Gb/s technology, SURFnet and CERN are prepared for a future in which they continue to be an enabler for wide area international research collaboration through the support of high-performance data distribution and data processing.

One example of such collaboration is distributing experimental data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (the Tier-0 location) in Geneva to regional archive and analysis (Tier-1) locations via the LHC Optical Private Network (OPN). The different research partners - Tier-2 and -3 sites, e.g. universities, scientific institutes and scientists, are connected via the LHC Open Network Environment (LHCONE), which is a dedicated network between the Tier-1 and Tier-2/3 sites.

The SURFnet link between NetherLight in Amsterdam and CERN in Geneva is an all-optical 100 Gb/s ULH link that extends over 1650 kilometers, with 23 fiber spans comprising a mixture of optical fiber types, i.e. 800 km of TWRS, 835 km of TW+ and 20 km of AllWave. No Dispersion Compensating Fibers (DCFs) were deployed in the link. The VTL fiber link was selected from a number of links between Amsterdam-Geneva using a metric to optimize system OSNR performance. No Raman amplification is employed on the link. The Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform was used in Amsterdam and Geneva using Dual Carrier 100 Gb/s DP-QPSK technology which occupies a single 50GHz channel window, creating high spectral efficiency.

"This deployment clearly shows that SURFnet and its partners are able to continuously push the envelope and enable cost-efficient ultra long-haul transmission for research and education", stated Roeland Nuijts, expert in optical networks in the Network Services department at SURFnet.

This project has been carried out as a part of the GigaPort3 project.
Source: SURFnet

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-07-11

The Cloud

IBM and ETH Zurich use Cloud computing to combat increasingly resistant bacteria ...

MedNet International lowers development costs and improves customer experience with Oracle WebLogic Server 11 ...

Tecnalia facilitates access to Cloud computing service through mOSAIC and REMICS projects ...

IEEE Utility and Cloud Computing to issue Call for Papers ...

Desktop Grids

BOINC 6.12.33 released to public ...

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 now available ...

EuroFlash

e-IRG releases White Paper 2011 ...

Digital Agenda Assembly 2011 to issue workshop results ...

SURFnet deploys 100 Gb/s over 1650 km between Amsterdam and Geneva ...

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute ...

Bull's bullion claims to be the fastest X86 enterprise server ...

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain ...

HP Technology Services boosts reliability of BMW Group's HP Networking infrastructure ...

CERN launches Open Hardware initiative ...

USFlash

The University of Adelaide implements Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle WebLogic Suite 11g ...

Swinburne signs up for new supercomputer ...

SAP applications certified for Oracle Exadata Database Machine ...

Indiana University Open Systems Lab contributes to ranking world's top performing supercomputers ...

HPCC Systems from LexisNexis releases the binary code of the Community Edition for software developers and programmers ...

BGI announces first release of updated bioinformatics software ...

Platform Computing announces commercial support for Apache Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) ...

Platform Computing brings MapReduce to the enterprise ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry ...

HP accelerates market share gains in networking worldwide and in every region ...