Force10 Networks Enables National Center for Data Mining's Winning Bandwidth Challenge Entry at Supercomputing Conference.
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San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif. -- Force10 Networks([R]), the pioneer in building and securing high performance networks, today announced that the TeraScale E-Series([R]) family of switch/routers enabled participants in the Supercomputing 06 (SC06) Bandwidth Challenge to demonstrate full end-to-end utilization of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet An Ethernet standard that transmits at 1 Gbps. Used mostly to connect high-end workstations and servers as well as for network backbones, Gigabit Ethernet transmits full duplex from point to point using switches and half duplex in a shared environment (CSMA/CD) using a hub. path. The National Center for Data Mining The National Center for Data Mining (NCDM) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) was established in 1998 to serve as a resource for research, standards development, and outreach for high performance and distributed data mining and predictive modeling. (NCDM NCDM National Center for Database Marketing
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"The Bandwidth Challenge this year really demonstrated that 10 Gb/s data transfer is becoming feasible without having to spend millions of dollars to fully utilize the network," said Research Scientist Yunhong Gu, Ph.D., at the National Center for Data Mining at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "The Force10 E-Series and NCDM's high performance transfer protocols were ready for this, and the challenge gave us the opportunity to work together and show off the possibilities."
As an integral part of SCinet, the conference's high performance network, the Force10 TeraScale E-Series provided the connectivity that allowed participants to connect with their home facilities. NCDM also deployed the TeraScale E600 in its booth to connect with its UIC lab via StarLight star·light
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Noun 1. , one of the world's largest optical network exchanges that links the majority of the world's research and education networks. StarLight also relies on the high 10 Gigabit Ethernet density of the TeraScale E-Series and has deployed more than 50 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports to ensure seamless connection between all networks peering at the exchange.
During its entry, NCDM transferred the Sloan Digital Sky Survey The Sloan Digital Sky Survey or SDSS is a major multi-filter imaging and spectroscopic redshift survey using a dedicated 2.5-m wide-angle optical telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. The project was named after the Alfred P. (SDSS SDSS Sloan Digital Sky Survey
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"This year's Bandwidth Challenge focused on demonstrating applications that fully utilized network resources and could be recreated by other scientists worldwide," said Debbie Montano, director of research and education alliances for Force10 Networks and chair of the SC06 Bandwidth Challenge. "Once again, the Force10 TeraScale E-Series provided the high performance foundation necessary to support bandwidth intensive, next generation research applications in a real world deployment."
This year's challenge stressed applications and results that can be achieved by the average researcher with access to high speed networks. While the adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet links is rapidly increasing, achieving data rates close to 10 Gbps or even one Gbps across those high bandwidth networks is still unattainable by most users. For the Bandwidth Challenge, participants were tasked with fully utilizing an end-to-end 10 Gigabit Ethernet link in a manner that was both reproducible and leveraged the home institution's facilities, policies and resources. The result is a legacy that scientists can recreate in their own networks.
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