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CenturyLink and Infinera deliver terabit capacity to supercomputing network

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CenturyLink and Infinera partnered to supply equipment, software, and services in support of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

CenturyLink and Infinera, along with other contributors are delivering multi-terabit capacity to SCinet, the dedicated high-capacity network that supports next-gen applications and advanced supercomputing experiments at the SC19 conference.

“A scalable, agile, and low-latency infrastructure plays a critical role in addressing the demanding and ever-increasing connectivity requirements of high-performance computing and the global research and education community,” said Andrew Dugan (pictured), chief technology officer at CenturyLink. “Delivering terabit-scale capacity for SCinet underscores our commitment to serving the needs of these customers in their pursuit of academic excellence.”

Multi-terabit capacity enables the network to more rapidly transmit large amounts of data to meet the needs of this supercomputing community. This capacity will be delivered using the Infinera Groove G30 Compact Modular Platform running 2 x 600Gbps metro wavelengths. The deployment will connect the Colorado Convention Center in Denver with wide-area networks in major US cities.

In addition, CenturyLink’s core optical transport network and the Infinera Groove G30, a stackable compact modular platform, delivering terabit capacity for a broad range of metro, regional, and long-haul connectivity applications.

“We are pleased to collaborate with CenturyLink once again to bring cutting-edge technology to support SCinet’s high-performance network with speed, scale, and agility,” added Bob Jandro, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Infinera.

Earlier this year, CenturyLink acquired video delivery company Streamroot for an undisclosed price – along with the team of mathematicians and engineers who set it up in Paris six years ago.