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PSNC Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect(TM)

May 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

ADVA Optical Networking announced that the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) has deployed its FSP 3000 CloudConnect(TM) with QuadFlex(TM) 400Gbit/s technology in PSNC’s PIONIER network.

The data center interconnect (DCI) solution with its unique openness and scale is now transmitting enormous data loads using the 16QAM modulation format. The 96-channel network, which connects supercomputing centers in Poznan and Warsaw, removes data restrictions and enables researchers to share huge data sets. It will empower Poland’s research and education community to collaborate, distribute findings and access data-intensive applications on an unprecedented scale. The network was installed and will be maintained by the Polish systems integrator and ADVA Optical Networking partner, Alma SA.

"This new solution is our response to soaring demand from Poland’s research and education community. Access to high-capacity applications and ultra-fast data transport has become essential for universities and research institutes. The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect(TM) enables us to answer that fierce demand. It delivers the enormous capacity that the scientific community increasingly relies on while optimizing space and power consumption," said Maciej Stroinski, technical director, PSNC. "The giant leap in capacity opens up so many more possibilities. We can now provide almost unlimited access to our world-class IT resources, facilitating computational-based research into everything from climate modeling to space exploration. What’s more, we now have the power to seamlessly scale our network to accommodate the needs of tomorrow."

Built on the ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect(TM), the new infrastructure utilizes the company’s QuadFlex(TM) technology to transport 400Gbit/s over 385km without the need for signal regeneration. To achieve this channel capacity, it is configured with two 200Gbit/s wavelengths operating at 16QAM within an optical super-channel. The ultra-high-capacity link is a key section of the PIONIER network, which is operated domestically by PSNC. PIONIER is a consortium of Polish research and education organizations, including universities, scientific institutions and super-computing centers.

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