PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 16 — Pica8 Inc., the one-stop source for white box networking, today announced that the California Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and SURFnet will be demonstrating Pica8-powered Inventec 100G Ethernet solutions at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas.
- The California Institute of Technology will demonstrate high-speed scientific data transfers using SDN leveraging an Inventec D7032Q28 and Pica8’s PicOS network operating system (NOS) in booth 1248
- Northwestern University will demonstrate 100-Gigabit connectivity using an Inventec D7032Q28 100G switch and Pica8’s NOS in booth 749;
- SURFnet will demonstrate real-time worldwide service function chaining using an Inventec D7032Q28 100G switch and Pica8’s PicOS NOS in booth 2321;
Pica8 combines white box switches with the industry’s leading NOS to deliver turnkey SDN switching solutions for service providers and enterprises. These demonstrations indicate the popularity of Pica8’s solutions in the academic and research communities.
“Through our growing list of ODM partners, we will expand our selection of 100-Gigabit switches for the SDN marketplace both in terms of manufacturers as well as Broadcom and Cavium ASIC support,” said Steve Garrison, VP of marketing at Pica8. “When coupled with our PicOS NOS, these switches can form the basis of many high-performance computing applications.”
About Pica8, Inc.
Since 2009, Pica8 is the one-stop source for white box networking with PicOS, a network operating system that enables organizations and original equipment manufacturers to easily integrate Layer-2 / Layer-3 networking and software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity switches. Pica8’s solutions enable real time, hands free provisioning that fits today’s complex networks and scales with them to enable transformation. PicOS supports an industry-standard CLI for Layer-2 / Layer-3, unmodified Linux, and OpenFlow 1.4. Pica8 provides PicOS on both pre-loaded switching hardware or as standalone software for a growing list of compatible bare metal switches. Pica8 is a global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit www.pica8.com or follow @pica8 on Twitter.