At the Supercomputing 2019 Conference’s high-capacity network, Juniper Networks reached 400Gbps Ethernet live traffic over 1300 miles (2092 km) in a trial conducted in conjunction with SCinet.
SCinet delivers traffic between Denver and Chicago by using Juniper’s PTX10003 Packet Transport Router. The 400GbE link which was part of the 4.22 Terabits of connectivity SCinet should use by researchers that work on projects in disciplines, like High Energy Physics, Radio Astronomy, and Human Genome research. In the next future, it is expected that many Research & Education networks will be upgrading their backbones to 400GbE.
This trial means a significant milestone of next-gen networks
For supporting the conference, Juniper also supplied SC19 with additional networking infrastructure to build SCinet, including MX2019 and MX960 routers, QFX switches and SRX4600 firewalls.
Andy Athreya, Chief Development Officer at Juniper Networks, said:
“This field trial represents a significant milestone in realizing the promise of 400GbE’s high-capacity, next-gen networks. Juniper Networks has a long history of leading the industry in fast and simplified networking. By delivering cutting-edge innovations in 400GbE networks, we are laying the foundation for the fastest and most advanced networks in the world.”
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