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November 13, 2013

Fujitsu to Deploy Packet ONP at SC13

RICHARDSON, Tex., Nov. 13 -- Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, announced today that its FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (Packet ONP) will be deployed to support the SCinet Wide Area Network (WAN) at the upcoming SC13 conference in Denver, November 17-22. SCinet is built each year during the conference by university, government, and industry volunteers to showcase cutting-edge platforms in high-performance computing (HPC), networking, storage and analysis.

During the conference, one FLASHWAVE 9500 node will be located at the Colorado Convention Center, and the other node will be located a few kilometers away at a local Point of Presence (POP). Three services, supporting a wide variety of bandwidth-driven applications including supercomputing and cloud computing, will be operating between the two nodes: Two 10G-bandwidth services and one 100G-bandwidth service will traverse the network on a single fiber pair using DWDM technology.

“Fujitsu is pleased to donate the equipment supporting one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world,” said Rod Naphan, Senior Vice President, Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. “With its high-density optical design and support for wide-ranging technologies, the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is ideally suited for bandwidth-intensive applications, such as those used in supercomputing.”

Summary of the FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform

The award-winning FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP integrates industry-leading 100G coherent optics with traffic grooming at Layers 1 and 2, in a comprehensive Packet ONP. This platform provides a truly seamless integration of technologies, serving high-bandwidth packet, WDM and TDM transport applications. The FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet ONP is a lasting technology foundation for the evolving packet-centric network, reducing the complexity, and ultimately the cost, of the metro/regional transport network.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

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Source: Fujitsu