Visit additional Tabor Communication Publications
November 18, 2010
Ixia 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet test solutions used in product demonstrations throughout leading computing conference
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18 -- SC10 -- Ixia, a leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, today announced that its Higher Speed Ethernet (HSE) testing solutions were successfully used to demonstrate high speed Ethernet networking products and systems throughout SC10, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, held this week in New Orleans, LA. Ixia's HSE 100, 40 GbE, and 10 GbE products played a prominent role in many vendor demonstrations, and were also featured at the Ethernet Alliance interoperability booth.
The continued growth of bandwidth-hungry video applications and smart phones has resulted in greatly increased Internet traffic. While deploying next-gen virtualized servers utilizing multiple 10 GbE connections, data center operators have discovered that they need top-of-rack and end-of-row switches with 40 GbE interfaces. 40 GbE data center switches and routers are the first step in this evolution, and were displayed by multiple network equipment manufacturers throughout SC10.
Ixia has led the test industry in the development of HSE test tools since 2008 with the introduction of its "K2" HSE test solution. Ixia 40 GbE interfaces, along with Ixia's IxNetwork layer 2/3 test application, were used to support switch demonstrations throughout SC10. Line-rate traffic allowed the vendors to fully validate their switch performance and functionality.
The bandwidth demands of service providers will exponentially increase as more mixes of media-rich traffic are prioritized and converged from the edge-to-core. Ixia and Juniper Networks teamed to create a live demonstration of a 100 GbE core-to-edge network, powered by the newly introduced Juniper Networks T4000 Core Router and the MX3D Series Universal Edge Router with Ixia's "K2" 100 GbE testing solution. This demonstration highlights the new levels of performance and capacity necessary to meet user experience requirements into the next decade.
Ixia's layer 1-7 test solutions for 10, 40 and 100 GbE network products, with data center bridging (DCB) support, were used at the Ethernet Alliance's interoperability demonstration. The Ethernet Alliance is a global community of system vendors, component vendors, end users, industry experts, and university and government professionals committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology. The Ethernet Alliance also recently completed a Higher Speed Ethernet (HSE) interoperability plugfest at Ixia's iSimCity that included suppliers of systems, test equipment, transceivers, and cables. The report was distributed at SC10 and is available online.
"Ixia test solutions are the standard used by network equipment manufacturers worldwide for their Ethernet products -- at any speed," said Dave Schneider, senior manager of market development at Ixia. "Our widespread presence throughout the SC10 floor demonstrates our overarching presence in the test and measurement industry."
"Ixia played an important role in the Ethernet Alliance's SC10 exhibit. Their test hardware and applications were instrumental in our data center bridging and higher speed Ethernet demonstrations," said Thomas Scheibe, chair of the board at the Ethernet Alliance. "Ixia's ability to generate real-world traffic and provide performance measurements helped prove that these new Ethernet technologies are ready for the data center and carrier networks."
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) is a leading provider of converged IP performance test systems and service verification platforms for wireless and wired infrastructures and services. Ixia's test systems are used by network and telephony equipment manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, service providers, governments and enterprises to validate the performance and reliability of complex networks, devices and applications. Ixia's multiplay test systems address the growing need to test voice, video and data services and network capability under real-world conditions.
The Xeon Phi coprocessor might be the new kid on the high performance block, but out of all first-rate kickers of the Intel tires, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) got the first real jab with its new top ten Stampede system.We talk with the center's Karl Schultz about the challenges of programming for Phi--but more specifically, the optimization...
Although Horst Simon was named Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he maintains his strong ties to the scientific computing community as an editor of the TOP500 list and as an invited speaker at conferences.
Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company....
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.
May 15, 2013 |
Supercomputers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have worked on important computational problems such as collapse of the atomic state, the optimization of chemical catalysts, and now modeling popping bubbles.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 09, 2013 |
The Japanese government has revealed its plans to best its previous K Computer efforts with what they hope will be the first exascale system...
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
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.
04/15/2013 | Bull | “50% of HPC users say their largest jobs scale to 120 cores or less.” How about yours? Are your codes ready to take advantage of today’s and tomorrow’s ultra-parallel HPC systems? Download this White Paper by Analysts Intersect360 Research to see what Bull and Intel’s Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming can do for your codes.
In this demonstration of SGI DMF ZeroWatt disk solution, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, SGI CTO, discusses a function of SGI DMF software to reduce costs and power consumption in an exascale (Big Data) storage datacenter.
The Cray CS300-AC cluster supercomputer offers energy efficient, air-cooled design based on modular, industry-standard platforms featuring the latest processor and network technologies and a wide range of datacenter cooling requirements.