November 15, 2005 Seattle, WA -- Mintera, a provider of technology enabling migration to 40G optical transport in metro-core, regional, and ultra long-haul networks, was selected to provide a 40-Gbit/sec transport platform for SCinet at this week's Supercomputing 2005 conference (SC 05). SCinet is a collection of high performance networks built to support the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing and Communications.
"Each year we sponsor a high-performance bandwidth challenge supporting innovative and bandwidth-intensive application demonstrations that stress the SCinet network infrastructure and capacity, while delivering innovative application value on OC-192 or higher links," explains SCinet chair Barry Hess, deputy CIO of Sandia National Laboratories. "Mintera's 40-Gbit/sec system will help our infrastructure capacity exceed 500 Gbit/sec this year."
According to a press release, SCinet is providing connectivity to many national and worldwide networks through peering relationships with different service providers. Mintera's system is being used to multiplex four OC-192s up to 40 Gbit/sec for transport across an existing optical line system infrastructure which was originally designed for 10 Gbit/sec transport.
"We are excited to support the SC 05 Conference, working with SCinet to show the viability of Mintera's 40-Gbit/sec technology over existing line systems," concludes Terry Unter, Mintera's CEO. "Mintera's 40-Gbit/sec products offer unique adaptive technology, which allows straightforward use on a variety of existing infrastructures with little or no re-engineering."