ASC MSRC adopts Force10 Networks' secure network solution

Aug. 28, 2006
SAN JOSE, Calif., 28 August 2006.

SAN JOSE, Calif., 28 August 2006. Force10 Networks, provider of secure networks, has announced that the Aeronautical Systems Center Major Shared Resource Center (ASC MSRC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has deployed the TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers in a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network upgrade.

With the Force10 TeraScale E-Series at the foundation of its network, the ASC MSRC is increasing the scalability of its high performance network to more efficiently support the computing needs of scientists and engineers dedicated to solving complex problems for the Department of Defense.

To build its high performance network core, the ASC MSRC has deployed 20 Ten Gigabit Ethernet ports and 144 Gigabit Ethernet ports that will connect both computing clusters as well as critical ancillary systems.

Supporting 672 line-rate Gigabit and 56 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a single system, the Force10 TeraScale E1200 allows the ASC MSRC to upgrade its existing network and computing clusters to 10 Gigabit Ethernet while providing available capacity for future expansion of the network. The density of the TeraScale E-Series enables the ASC MSRC to reduce the number of systems within its network, simplifying the architecture and reducing the total cost of network ownership.

The ASC MSRC has deployed the Force10 TeraScale E600 to test new applications and technologies prior to deployment in the production network.

The ASC MSRC is part of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program and is tasked with supporting Department of Defense research, development, test, and evaluation using computing research and visualization. Recent research includes such projects as modeling air circulation over steep coastal mountains, helping NASA run safety checks for the Discovery mission and improving F-22 fighter flight worthiness.

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