Infinera to demo pre-production 100-GbE module at SC08

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 -- Infinera today announced that it will be demonstrating 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service from a pre-production 100-GbE module and displaying the features and capabilities of the Infinera ILS2 line system next week at the SuperComputing08 Conference in Austin, TX.

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 -- Infinera (search for Infinera) today announced that it will be demonstrating 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service from a pre-production 100-GbE module and displaying the features and capabilities of the Infinera ILS2 line system next week at the SuperComputing08 Conference in Austin, TX.

Infinera says its live demonstration will send a 100-GbE signal from an Infinera DTN optical system at the Infinera booth to an Infinera DTN in the show's SCinet Network Operations Center on the show floor. The 100-GbE signal will then be looped and transported back to the Infinera booth. Ixia's (search for Ixia) 100-GbE Development Accelerator System will generate the 100-GbE signal and provide real-time monitoring, verifying transmission and reception of the signal.

"100-Gigabit Ethernet services will be an important next step for telecom networks and the Internet to keep pace with fast-growing bandwidth demands," contends Infinera CTO Drew Perkins. "Infinera's digital architecture will enable Infinera to deliver 100-GbE services cost-effectively on today's networks."

"It's clear that the growth in network bandwidth demand is fueling the need for higher speed Ethernet links--to 40 and 100 Gigabits," adds Atul Bhatnagar, Ixia's president and CEO. "By bringing our 100-GbE Development Accelerator System to market early in the development and testing process, we hope to fuel acceleration of this critical technology."

Working with the research and education (R&E) community is a high priority for Infinera, say company representatives. The R&E community pioneers new and demanding network and Internet applications and explores new architectures for next-generation networks; working with this community has helped Infinera develop its digital architecture based on photonic integration. Infinera says its digital architecture delivers capacity, flexibility, and scalability, enabled by its large-scale photonic integrated circuits, which put 100 Gbits/sec of optical capacity on a pair of chips. Every Infinera line card offers 100 Gbits/sec of capacity, which enables today's R&E networks to accommodate growing bandwidth demands with speed and flexibility.

With the introduction of Infinera's ILS2 line system earlier this year, Infinera says its systems now offer enhanced features, including total capacity on a fiber of 1.6 Tbits/sec today, scalable to 8 Tbits/sec in the future; 160 DWDM wavelengths in the C-band; and ultra-long optical reach.

SuperComputing08 (SC08) will be held from November 15 � 21, 2008, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Infinera will be located at Booth #1253.


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