November 15, 2004
Force10 Networks was the fastest growing Layer 3 Ten Gigabit Ethernet vendor during the last four quarters, according to Dell'Oro Group's most recent Ethernet switch report. For the third quarter of 2004, Force10's Layer 3 Ten Gigabit Ethernet port shipments were up 545 percent from the same quarter a year ago, far outpacing the rate of growth in the total market and among other competitive vendors. While expanding its port shipments faster than any other vendor in the industry, Force10 also doubled its 10 Gigabit Ethernet revenue over the last year.
"The adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet has accelerated significantly over the last 12 months, and Force10 has leveraged that growth to significantly increase its market share and customer base," said Andrew Feldman, vice president of marketing for Force10 Networks. "The Force10 TeraScale E-Series, with the industry's highest port density and resiliency feature set, is the only product on the market today ready to take that growth head on."
During the third quarter, Force10 introduced the TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers, which leads the industry in density, performance and resiliency. The TeraScale E-Series supports 672 line-rate Gigabit and 56 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single chassis and can process one billion packets per second, the highest in the industry. And, with support for an industry-leading one million access control lists (ACLs), the TeraScale E-Series provides scalable protection against denial of service attacks. According to The Tolly Group, the Force10 TeraScale E-Series is the industry's first Terabit Ethernet switch/router.
Over the last 12 months, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet market has grown beyond expectations as port prices have fallen dramatically from more than $16,000 a year ago to $8,399 today. According to the Dell'Oro Group Five Year Ethernet Forecast, growth will continue for the next several years as the 10 Gigabit Ethernet market expands from $358.2 million in 2004 to $2 billion in 2008.
New trends, such as data center consolidation, grid/cluster computing and the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive services, are driving the adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology into new industries and applications. Most recently, Japanese service providers, including SRS Sakura Internet, Japan Cablenet, NTT-ME and BIGLOBE, have begun deploying 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbones to provide a new array of advanced services to growing subscriber bases. Beyond service providers, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is also finding a home in the oil and gas industry, among Internet portals and in other industries that rely on their network for revenue.
The ever-growing complexity of scientific and engineering problems continues to pose new computational challenges. Thus, we present a novel federation model that enables end-users with the ability to aggregate heterogeneous resource scale problems. The feasibility of this federation model has been proven, in the context of the UberCloud HPC Experiment, by gathering the most comprehensive information to date on the effects of pillars on microfluid channel flow.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
May 23, 2013 |
The study of climate change is one of those scientific problems where it is almost essential to model the entire Earth to attain accurate results and make worthwhile predictions. In an attempt to make climate science more accessible to smaller research facilities, NASA introduced what they call ‘Climate in a Box,’ a system they note acts as a desktop supercomputer.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.