International Research Network GLORIAD Deploys Force10 Networks Terascale E-Series To Interconnect World?s Scientists
Force10 Networks, the pioneer in building and securing high performance networks, today announced that the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD) has deployed the TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers to connect the world's scientists and enable daily collaboration on a diverse range of complex scientific questions and research. The high density and unmatched resiliency of the Force10 TeraScale E-Series provides the long-term scalability the international grid network needs to ensure predictable performance as it transitions from Gigabit to 10 Gigabit Ethernet. The Force10 TeraScale E300 is deployed by the Joint Institute for Computational Science to provide dedicated Gigabit Ethernet services to U.S. scientists. Additionally, the TeraScale E300 is deployed in Chicago-based StarLight, one of the largest optical network exchanges for national and international research and education networks in the world, to interconnect scientists on the GLORIAD network worldwide. In addition to providing the GLORIAD international links, StarLight also relies on the 10 Gigabit Ethernet density of the Force10 TeraScale E-Series within its own network to ensure high-performance, flexible peering. The TeraScale E1200 provides 50 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, many more than most carriers, to ensure seamless connection between all networks peering at the exchange. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea's national supercomputer center, also deployed the Force10 TeraScale E-Series in its grid network to connect the country with scientists and researchers worldwide via GLORIAD. Leveraging the high density and resiliency of the TeraScale E600 at the core of its network, KISTI is building the foundation for Korea's next generation information infrastructure. GLORIAD is a collaborative effort between Russia, China, the U.S., the Netherlands, Korea, Canada and the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden to provide scientists around the globe with advanced networking tools and computing resources to further scientific data exchange and enable collaboration on such topics as geosciences, high energy physics, atmospheric sciences and astronomy. With the help of government funding, these nations are building an international grid will connect scientific organizations worldwide.