CenturyLink and Infinera Deliver 1.5 Tb/s of Super-channel DWDM Capacity at Supercomputing 2015


MONROE, La. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 16, 2015 Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced they will deliver 1.5 terabits per second (Tb/s) of super-channel transmission capacity to support SCinet at the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), to be held Nov. 16-19 in Austin, Texas.

The 1.5 Tb/s of line-side capacity will connect the Austin Convention Center to CenturyLink’s global fiber optic network, utilizing the Infinera DTN-X platform. The terabit deployment will demonstrate CenturyLink’s rapid provisioning of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services from the conference to CenturyLink’s point of presence in Austin and to six major U.S. cities across the country.

“This deployment demonstrates the power of CenturyLink’s network and its ability to scale and quickly provide super-channel transmission capacity for real-time high-performance computing,” said Pieter Poll, senior vice president of national and international network planning at CenturyLink. “Providing SCinet with 1.5 terabit of transmission complements the work we are doing to transform our network and keep up with increasing bandwidth demands now and into the future.”

CenturyLink operates a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Through a dedicated network connection, the company delivers 100 GbE Optical Wavelength Service to enterprise customers; research, financial and educational institutions; and Internet content providers across the U.S. and in select international cities.

The DTN-X Family is a key part of the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network, and includes the chassis-based XTC series and the new XT series. The DTN-X Family was recently extended with the addition of Infinera’s DTN-X XTC-2 and XTC-2E for metro applications as well as with the DTN-X XT-500, a new compact platform to address long-haul high-capacity point-to-point interconnect applications.

“We are delighted to work with CenturyLink to provide SCinet the ability to rapidly scale bandwidth and provision services across an Intelligent Transport Network,” said Bob Jandro, Infinera’s senior vice president, worldwide sales. “Working with CenturyLink to dynamically deliver terabit capacity using the Infinera DTN-X across their backbone highlights Infinera’s role in contributing to one of the largest networks in the U.S.”

SCinet is one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world, created each year for the Supercomputing Conference. This infrastructure enables and brings to life a high-capacity network that supports the revolutionary research applications and experiments taking place at the conference, connecting the Austin Convention Center to research and commercial networks around the world.

Source: Infinera


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