Brocade Scores With CERN
GENEVA -- Brocade® (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced that CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research, has selected Brocade MLXe Core Routers as part of a network infrastructure upgrade to support its high throughput computing (HTC) requirements and a data environment that exceeds 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) per year. According to the website, Whatsabyte.com, a single petabyte is equivalent to "20 million 4-door filing cabinets full of text."
To share these data with thousands of scientists around the world, tens of thousands of computers distributed worldwide are being harnessed in a distributed computing network called the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG). At CERN, the current non-blocking capacity of the core is in the region of 4.2 Terabits per second (Tbps), and has doubled in the last two years. CERN projects that its capacity will reach more than 10 Tbps in 2011.
The organization decided to tackle this capacity challenge head-on and, following a thorough review and evaluation process, selected the full range of Brocade MLXe-32, MLXe-16 and MLXe-8 routers. These offerings provide massive scalability, industry-leading 100 GbE price-point advantages and breakthrough performance, making them the world’s most powerful 100 GbE routers. These advanced capabilities enable next-generation virtualized data centres to support rising traffic demands and deliver cloud-based services using less infrastructure – vastly improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.
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