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November 18, 2008
Distributed computing demonstration leverages Avago's advanced parallel optics technology to provide long distance 40Gb/s connections
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18 -- SC08 -- Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced their participation in SCinet's 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand network at the SC08 Conference being held in Austin, Texas. Avago's QSFP-based 10Gbps per channel parallel optical modules with their 100-meter reach allow widely dispersed participants to interact on the network.
SCinet, a high-performance network built to support the conference, will serve as the platform for one of the world's fastest, high-performance computing eco-system demonstrations for supporting data-intensive supercomputing and grid computing applications. Running in over 9 participants' booths will be a distributed visualization demonstration only capable through the use of 40Gb/s InfiniBand and fiber optic technology.
"A multi-vendor distributed QDR InfiniBand network is an ideal platform for demonstrating the high-channel capacity and high-performance capabilities of Avago's 10 Gbps parallel optics technology," said Dave Lee, worldwide product marketing manager for Avago Technologies' fiber optic products division. "We continue to lead the industry for short range multi-lane data communications and interconnect applications with support for 10G parallel optics in high volume and our own proven supply of 10G VCSEL technology."
"High-performance computing applications are increasingly demanding higher I/O performance for the shortest completion time and highest productivity," said Sash Sunkara, vice president of marketing for Mellanox Technologies. "Avago 40Gb/s optical products combined with 40Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switches based on Mellanox devices can help network managers interconnect their servers and storage for optimal performance."
40 Gb/s InfiniBand demonstrations using Avago's QSFP 10Gbps optical modules will be shown at Avago's booth #2415. Additionally, the Force10 Networks TeraScale E-Series router/switch will reside in the SCinet NOC and leverage Avago's XFP-LR to transport 10 Gb/s of Gigabit Ethernet data traffic through the network infrastructure. Supercomputing 08 takes place in the Austin Convention Center from Nov. 18-21.
More information about Avago Technologies fiber optic products can be found at www.avagotech.com/fiber. Information on Avago's QSFP technologies can be found at http://www.avagotech.com/pages/en/optical_transceivers/parallel_optics/4channel_transceivers/QSFP.
SC08, sponsored by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Architecture, will showcase how high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis lead to advances in research, education and commerce. This premiere international conference includes technical and education programs, workshops, tutorials, an exhibit area, demonstrations and hands-on learning. For more information, visit http://sc08.supercomputing.org/.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com
Source: Avago Technologies
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