T-Systems, Alcatel-Lucent bring 100 Gbps to German R&E community

Alcatel-Lucent has found yet another market for its 100 Gbps systems: research and education. T-Systems will leverage Alcatel-Lucent's Alcatel-Lucent's High Leverage NetworkTM (HLN) architecture to build a 100 Gbps link that connects high-performance data centers of the Dresden and Bergakademie Freiberg technical universities.

The new 60 km 100 Gbps link processes data between the two universities in real time via single wavelength. With this new link, researchers at both universities are going to evaluate the resource requirements of clustered virtual servers, Lustre wide-area file systems, network-attached storage and real-time video conferencing applications under heavy load.

Working in cooperation with Indiana University, the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing (ZIH) of Technical University Dresden and the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (try saying all that really fast) will distribute data with the Lustre wide area file system. In addition, the universities will conduct tests of clustered virtual servers, network-attached storage and real-time video conferencing applications. A key part of the tests will be to evaluate how quality of service can be maintained under high load.  

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