Foundry Selected as Core Router Provider for SC06 SCinet Show Backbone and Participates in Bandwidth Challenge with University of Tokyo
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 13, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced its participation at SC06, the premier international conference of high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, November 11-17 in the Tampa Convention Center, one of the best-connected sites on the planet. Foundry will supply equipment for the show's SCinet high-performance backbone network and participate in the SC06 annual Bandwidth Challenge with the University of Tokyo.
"Foundry Networks delivers some of industry's most powerful Ethernet switches and routers for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments," said Zeus Kerravala, vice president, Yankee Group. "With a strong emphasis on maximizing density, speed and system resiliency, Foundry continues to draw the attention of the demanding HPC market."
Foundry's award-winning NetIron XMR Series routers will power the SCinet high-performance show backbone. Identified as the first 2 billion packets per second chassis designed for future growth with 40 and 100 GbE interconnects, the NetIron XMR Series addresses the needs of high-performance computing and service provider environments by offering a unique combination of advanced service delivery capabilities, high-versatility, superior port density, and increased traffic capacity. At the show the NetIron XMR routers will deliver 10-Gigabit connectivity and wire-speed IPv4 and IPv6 routing services, including support for multicast, IS-IS, BGP and OSPF protocols, to the world's leading high-performance computing networks in addition to providing connections between exhibitors for joint events throughout the convention center.
The University of Tokyo scientific team (booth No. 1949) will use two Foundry's BigIron RX-8 switches for this year's Bandwidth Challenge. In contrast to past SC Bandwidth Challenges, this year SC06 will focus on the ability to fully utilize one 10-Gigabit path, end-to-end, disk-to-disk, from SC06 in Tampa back to an organization's home institution, using the actual production network back home. The BigIron RX Series, with its highly dense and compact design, is an ideal IP solution for high-performance computing environments where non-blocking, high-density Ethernet switches are a fundamental requirement.
"It is our pleasure to be the core router provider for the SCinet show backbone and participate with the University of Tokyo in this year's Bandwidth Challenge," said Ken Cheng, vice president and general manager, high value systems business unit, Foundry Networks. "We recognize that the HPC market is constantly growing and the need for increased performance and density is greater than ever. To help address this, we work with partners to provide cost-effective and highly scalable solutions that leverage open technologies for HPC environments."
For more information on Foundry's HPC solutions and networking equipment, visit us at booth 1638.
About Foundry Networks
Foundry Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY) is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security and Web traffic management solutions, including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4-7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, access routers and metro routers. Foundry's 10,400 customers include the world's premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises, including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial and manufacturing companies. For more information about the company and its products, call 1.888.TURBOLAN or visit http://www.foundrynetworks.com