Bandwidth Challenge
SC 2008


About Myricom: Founded in 1994, Myricom Inc. created Myrinet, the High-Performance Computing (HPC) interconnect technology used in many thousands of computing clusters in more than 50 countries. With its Myri-10G solutions, Myricom achieved a convergence at 10-Gigabit data rates between its low-latency Myrinet technology and mainstream Ethernet. Myri-10G bridges the gap between the rigorous demands of traditional HPC and the growing need for affordable computing speed in enterprise data centers. Myricom solutions are sold direct and through channels. Myri-10G clusters are supplied by OEM computer companies and by leading cluster integrators worldwide. Privately held and based in Arcadia, California, Myricom achieved and has sustained profitability since 1995 with twelve consecutive profitable years through 2006.

About Ciena: Ciena specializes in providing advanced optical and Ethernet networking platforms, intelligent software and professional services to help customers deliver optimized networks that fit strategic and operational requirements. Ciena collaborates with leading institutions to provide the research and education community robust, automated and fully redundant networks that minimize cost and complexity. For more information, visit:

About Data Direct Networks: DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN) is the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, content-intensive environments in the world—including the largest online gaming and music sites, social networking applications developers, photo and video sharing services, high performance computing environments, and more than 400 broadcast and post-production facilities around the globe. With more than 160 petabytes installed worldwide, the company’s S2A™ (Silicon Storage Architecture™) technology delivers massive throughput, scalable capacity, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for today’s extremely competitive and evolving markets.  Founded in 1998, DDN serves customers through its global partnerships with Dell, IBM, Sony and other industry leaders; and through its offices in Europe, India, Asia Pacific, Japan and throughout the U.S. For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

About QLogic: QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions including Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications. The company is also a leading supplier of server networking products including InfiniBand host channel adapters that accelerate cluster performance. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, NEC, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For more information go to

About XKL: XKL, located in Redmond, Washington and led by CEO and Cisco Systems co-founder Len Bosack, develops products that epitomize the company’s mission: Bringing fundamental change to worldwide telecommunications. XKL’s DarkStar Optical Transmission System (DXM10) was used to transport 10 x 10GE connections from Cenic to Caltech over a single pair of fibers. This small highly-compact system deployed quickly and easily, and more than doubled the available capacity to Caltech resources from the show floor.

About Force10: Force10 Networks® is the pioneer in building and securing reliable, high performance networks. With its no compromise approach to networking and advances in high density Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing and security, Force10 delivers the innovative technologies that allow customers to transform their networks into strategic assets at the lowest total cost of ownership.   Force10 S2410CP CX4 based ultra low latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches were used to aggregate traffic from the dCache 10GE CX4 based pool nodes to the head nodes.   Force10 Networks is a registered trademark of Force10 Networks, Inc. 

About Glimmerglass:  Glimmerglass is the world's leader in developing and marketing Intelligent Optical Switching solutions for Telecommunications, Enterprise and Government markets.  With over 50 customers in Europe, Asia and North America, Glimmerglass has shipped over 37,000 ports of photonic cross-connects with a strong reputation for product quality and reliability. During SC08, a Glimmerglass 48x48 System 100 switch was used to demonstrate self healing through optical fail-over utilizing different WAN paths and was also used to interconnect Ciena 100G optical platforms.

About Intel: Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at and