November 14, 2005 Linthicum, MD --Ciena today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is deploying the company's ONLINE Metro Multiservice DWDM platform at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinios.
Ciena also announced several technology demonstrations to occur as part of the SCinet event at this week's SC 05 conference, held in Seattle WA. The company says the demonstrations will include disk-to-disk replication between Fermilab and the show floor, utilizing the company's CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services platform.
The company says its ONLINE Metro platform is enabling 10G wavelengths for Fermilab to connect with the StarLight (Science Technology and Research Light-Illuminated Gigabit High-Performance Transit) facility, located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. The facility ranks among the world's most advanced international optical networking facilities.
"Ciena's transport platform provides us with connection to StarLight, in turn allowing high-bandwidth connections to the world's largest research networks," confirms Al Thomas, an optical network specialist at Fermilab. "This increased bandwidth supports Fermilab's high energy physics research and collaboration between scientists on a global scale. Connectivity and collaboration will be especially important for U.S. and Fermilab physicists when the Large Hadron Collider at CERN begins operating next year."
By supporting dynamic provisioning of high-bandwidth connectivity, Ciena says its DWDM platform enables computing-intensive research between geographically separate locations for scientific computing applications, cluster processing, and transfers of large data sets, some in excess of one terabyte.
"Ciena has a wealth of experience in supplying solutions for high-bandwidth connectivity to the DOE and other government agencies," comments Rob Rice, vice president and managing director of Ciena Government Solutions, Inc. "Our work with Fermilab further illustrates Ciena's specialist capabilities in providing on-demand research networking across great distances for the research and education communities."