Network services company CenturyLink and software telecommunications manufacturer Infinera partnered to bring multi-terabit capacity at this week’s SC19, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.
The partnership is expected to meet the connectivity needs for global research organizations and education communities.
Along with other contributions from the networking industry, academia and government, the two firms are delivering mutli-terabit capacity to the SCinet, the dedicated high-capacity network and largest super-computing center in Canada that supports new applications and some of the work’s most advanced super-computing experiments at the conference.
Multi-terabit capacity allows for more rapid transmissions of large amounts of data to meet the needs of the super-computing industry.
CenturyLink will provide the capabilities using the Infinera Groove G30 Compact Modular Platform, which runs on 2 X 600 gigabits per second metro wavelengths. It will connect the Colorado Convention Center in Denver with wide-area networks in large U.S. cities to demonstrate CenturyLink’s 100-gigabit capabilities.
The deployment of the multi-terabit technology is supported by CenturyLink’s 450,000-route-mile fiber network and Infinera’s automated, high-capacity transport solutions in its network.
In a statement, CenturyLink’s Chief Technology Officer Andrew Dugan said a scalable, agile, low-latency infrastructure is a critical piece to advance high-performance computing and the global research and education community.
“Delivering terabit-scale capacity for SCinet underscores our commitment to serving the needs of these customers in their pursuit of academic excellence,” he said.
At SCinet, CenturyLink’s core optical transport network and the Infinera Groove G30 are providing terabit capacity for a broad range of metro, regional and long-haul connectivity applications.
“We are pleased to collaborate with CenturyLink once again to bring cutting-edge technology to support SCinet’s high-performance network with speed, scale, and agility,” said Bob Jandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Infinera.