SuperComputing 2009
Moving Towards Terabit/Sec Transfers

Industry

About Ciena: Ciena specializes in providing advanced optical and Ethernet networking platforms, intelligent software and professional services to help customers deliver optimized networks that fit strategic and operational requirements. Ciena collaborates with leading institutions to provide the research and education community robust, automated and fully redundant networks that minimize cost and complexity. For more information, visit: http://www.ciena.com

About Sun Microsystems: Sun Microsystems, Inc. provides network computing infrastructure solutions that include computer systems, software, storage and services. Its core brands include the Java technology platform, the Solaris operating system, MySQL, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor. Sun's network computing infrastructure solutions are used in a wide range of industries including technical/scientific, business, engineering, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, retail, government, life sciences, media and entertainment, transportation, energy/utilities and healthcare. www.sun.com

About Myricom: Founded in 1994, Myricom Inc. created Myrinet, the High-Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technology used in many thousands of computing clusters in more than 50 countries. With its Myri-10G solutions, Myricom achieved a convergence at 10-Gigabit data rates between its low-latency Myrinet technology and mainstream Ethernet. Myri-10G bridges the gap between the rigorous demands of traditional HPC and the growing need for affordable computing speed in enterprise data centers. Myricom solutions are sold direct and through channels. Myri-10G clusters are supplied by OEM computer companies and by leading cluster integrators worldwide. Privately held and based in Arcadia, California, Myricom achieved and has sustained profitability since 1995 with twelve consecutive profitable years through 2006. www.myri.net

About Cisco: Cisco Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells Internet protocol (IP)-based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology (IT) industry, and provides services associated with these products and their use. The Company provides a line of products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, and around the world. Its products are designed to transform how people connect, communicate and collaborate. The Company's products are installed at enterprise businesses, public institutions, telecommunications companies, commercial businesses and personal residences. Cisco has become the worldwide leader in networking - transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. www.cisco.com

About Force10: Force10 Networks is the pioneer in building and securing reliable, high performance networks. With its no compromise approach to networking and advances in high density Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing and security, Force10 delivers the innovative technologies that allow customers to transform their networks into strategic assets at the lowest total cost of ownership.   Force10 S2410CP CX4 based ultra low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches were used to aggregate traffic from the dCache 10GE CX4 based pool nodes to the head nodes.   Force10 Networks is a registered trademark of Force10 Networks, Inc. 

About QLogic: QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions including Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications. The company is also a leading supplier of server networking products including InfiniBand host channel adapters that accelerate cluster performance. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information go to www.qlogic.com

About XKL: XKL, located in Redmond, Washington and led by CEO and Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, develops products that epitomize the company’s mission: Bringing fundamental change to worldwide telecommunications. XKL’s DarkStar Optical Transmission System (DXM10) was used to transport 10 x 10GE connections from Cenic to Caltech over a single pair of fibers. This small highly-compact system deployed quickly and easily, and more than doubled the available capacity to Caltech resources from the show floor.

About Intel: Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com.