Juniper Networks, in conjunction with SCinet, the Supercomputing 2019 Conference’s high-capacity network, completed the field trial delivering 400Gbps Ethernet live traffic over 1,300 miles.
The test conducted between Denver and Chicago used Juniper’s PTX10003 Packet Transport Router, the fixed-configuration core router to support 400GbE.
The 400GbE link provided by SCinet is being used by researchers working on projects in disciplines, such as High Energy Physics, Radio Astronomy and Human Genome research. Over the coming years, many Research & Education networks will be upgrading their backbones to 400GbE, positioning them to meet the bandwidth demands of Big Science, the company said.
“Researchers increasingly depend on moving massive datasets to supercomputer centers and to the cloud to support collaborative science that can advance breakthroughs in everything from astrophysics to healthcare. Increasing capacity, reducing complexity and increasing automation and self-service capabilities in our networks are critical to their future,” said Rob Vietzke, VP of Network Services at Internet2.
“This field trial represents a significant milestone in realizing the promise of 400GbE’s high-capacity, next-gen networks,” said Andy Athreya, chief development officer at Juniper Networks