Ciena expands involvement with US DOE

By : |November 16, 2005 0

NEW DELHI: Ciena Corporation today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is deploying its ONLINE Metro Multiservice DWDM Platform at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Ill.

Ciena also announced several technology demonstrations to occur as part of the SCinet event at the SC|05 conference, including disk-to-disk replication between Fermilab and the show floor, utilizing Ciena’s CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform.

ONLINE Metro is enabling 10G wavelengths for Fermilab to connect with one of the most advanced international optical networking facilities in the world — the StarLight (Science Technology and Research Light-Illuminated Gigabit High-Performance Transit) facility on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University.

“Ciena’s transport platform provides us with connection to StarLight, in turn allowing high-bandwidth connections to the world’s largest research networks,” said Al Thomas, an optical network specialist at Fermilab. “This increased bandwidth supports Fermilab’s high energy physics research and collaboration between scientists on a global scale. Connectivity and collaboration will be especially important for U.S. and Fermilab physicists when the Large Hadron Collider at CERN begins operating next year.”

By supporting dynamic provisioning of high-bandwidth connectivity, the Ciena platform enables computing-intensive research between geographically separate locations for scientific computing applications, cluster processing and transfers of large data sets, some in excess of one terabyte.

This allows for high-performance network transport with no packet loss and the lowest latency possible.

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