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Primeur weekly 2015-07-06

Special

Moving up to an Open Science Commons ...

HPC in the Baltic region ...

Data Access helps its customers get the most out of their HPC investments ...

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research ...

Comstor to simply the IP management of clusters ...

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks ...

Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

Launch event of SuperMUC Phase 2 on June 29, 2015 ...

Bright welcomes PC Link Egypt to its Partner Network ...

Middleware

OpenMP Device Constructs ...

Bright Computing to release Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager at the ISC High Performance 2015 Conference ...

Agenda announced for PBS Works User Group Meeting ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems reaches 50th patent milestone ...

DDN outlines strategic vision driving rapid adoption of DDN high performance storage technology throughout the enterprise ...

Nallatech 510T FPGA accelerator disrupts the data centre ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency chooses SGI ICE X for new supercomputer system ...

ADVA Optical Networking unveils all-new Data Center Interconnect solution ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new NFV demarcation product family ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration ...

DDN object storage usage grows to 200+ billion objects; now world's 2nd largest object platform behind Amazon ...

Applications

Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected ...

Researcher discovers groundwater modelling breakthrough ...

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake ...

Producing spin-entangled electrons ...

The quantum middle man ...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon ...

The Cloud

Computational scientist Peter Coveney keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration

25 Jun 2015 Martinsried - ADVA Optical Networking has successfully participated in T-Systems' advanced Terabit Demonstrator project. The project is focused on showcasing the transportation of terabit applications over a distance in excess of 1,000km. ADVA Optical Networking's technology is a key component of this project and its 100Gbit/s coherent capabilities meet the extremely high data rates and stringent quality of service demanded by such data-intensive applications. What's more, ADVA Optical Networking used the Terabit Demonstrator to showcase its latest 33GHz ultra-narrow channel spacing technology. This is a major breakthrough for 100Gbit/s coherent products.

"The Terabit Demonstrator isn't simply about showcasing the future of our networks. It's about collaboration. It's about harnessing our strengths to see what's truly possible", stated Eduard Beier, head, Terabit Demonstrator, T-Systems. "That's what's so special about the team at ADVA Optical Networking and their technology. They've developed an open optical networking solution that is so different to others on the market. This is especially true when you consider its transparency. It interoperates with other vendors' equipment in such a unique way. This is a key advantage in today's heterogeneous network infrastructures and especially in our testbed. ADVA Optical Networking was able to interoperate with a broad range of other vendors' technology without any need for special conversions."

The Terabit Demonstrator stretches over 1,000km of fiber, connecting high-performance computing centres in Dresden and Stuttgart, using T-Labs' SASER optical testbed. The demonstration's sheer capacity is matched by its incredible flexibility. T-Systems is using software-defined networking and virtualized network functions to show how programmability can be used in advanced networks. Such programmability is a major focus of the project in 2015. ADVA Optical Networking's transmission technology is the foundation here and its multi-vendor interoperability is a critical component. ADVA Optical Networking has specifically engineered its products to work transparently across other vendors' equipment without the need for any electronic conversion processing - something very few manufacturers are capable of. The implications of the Terabit Demonstrator, especially for research and education networks, are enormous and it outlines an exciting migration path ahead.

"What T-Systems has created with the Terabit Demonstrator is a beacon for the industry. It's a showcase that clearly highlights how we can migrate to a new era of networking", commented Stephan Neidlinger, vice president, strategic alliance management, ADVA Optical Networking. "The technological advancements on display here are enormous. Our products are just one example. We've pushed our 100Gbit/s coherent technology to a channel spacing that is 33% tighter than today's current standard. This means that we're increasing the capacity of existing fiber networks by 50%. Such a leap in spectral efficiency is no small task and the implications are significant. Our global engineering team has worked extensively with T-Systems to develop this breakthrough and to successfully deploy it in this terabit network."

"The future is defined in these experiments. It's these testbeds that offer a real glimpse into what possibilities lie ahead", noted Dr. Ralf-Peter Braun, head, SASER-Q3 project. "The Terabit Demonstrator incorporates much of the optical infrastructure of the SASER project. A project in itself aimed at developing secure transport networks for future generations. Partly funded by Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the SASER project uses a multi-vendor approach and this further underlines why ADVA Optical Networking's technology is so important. Its optical layer interoperability is vital, especially with the project's varied and changing cast of third-party optical transport systems. There's simply no other technology that can interoperate without any need for electronic conversion. This truly sets the multi-vendor approach including ADVA Optical Networking apart."
Source: ADVA Optical Networking

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Primeur weekly 2015-07-06

Special

Moving up to an Open Science Commons ...

HPC in the Baltic region ...

Data Access helps its customers get the most out of their HPC investments ...

The importance of being earnest about the long tail of research ...

Comstor to simply the IP management of clusters ...

Arbor Networks to protect organisations against DDoS attacks ...

Open Science perspective highlighted at e-IRG workshop in Riga ...

Focus on Europe

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch Design Center for Big Data and High Performance Computing ...

Launch event of SuperMUC Phase 2 on June 29, 2015 ...

Bright welcomes PC Link Egypt to its Partner Network ...

Middleware

OpenMP Device Constructs ...

Bright Computing to release Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager at the ISC High Performance 2015 Conference ...

Agenda announced for PBS Works User Group Meeting ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems reaches 50th patent milestone ...

DDN outlines strategic vision driving rapid adoption of DDN high performance storage technology throughout the enterprise ...

Nallatech 510T FPGA accelerator disrupts the data centre ...

Japan Atomic Energy Agency chooses SGI ICE X for new supercomputer system ...

ADVA Optical Networking unveils all-new Data Center Interconnect solution ...

ADVA Optical Networking launches new NFV demarcation product family ...

T-Systems and ADVA Optical Networking showcase the future of Terabit networking in unique demonstration ...

DDN object storage usage grows to 200+ billion objects; now world's 2nd largest object platform behind Amazon ...

Applications

Blue Waters simulations suggest there are fewer faint galaxies than expected ...

Researcher discovers groundwater modelling breakthrough ...

Internet of Things Turning New York's Lake George Into “World’s Smartest Lake ...

Producing spin-entangled electrons ...

The quantum middle man ...

New method of quantum entanglement packs vastly more data in a photon ...

The Cloud

Computational scientist Peter Coveney keynotes at ISC Cloud & Big Data ...