September 25, 2008

Force10 to Build Russia’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

US-based network routing and switching equipment developer Force10 Networks has partnered with Russian computing applications firm T-Platforms to build a supercomputer for the Moscow State University.

It said the supercomputer will process up to 60 trillion calculations per second, allowing students, faculty, and visiting researchers to process and analyze data and advance research. The cluster for the university was designed by T-Platforms using Force10 C300, S50, and S2410 switches to form the core of the cluster, interconnecting 750 nodes in a low latency Gigabit Ethernet mesh.

The company claimed its products are included in more than 30% of the top 40 supercomputers in the world, including the fastest supercomputer, the Roadrunner, which uses its TeraScale E-Series switches.

Stephen Garrison, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks, said: "Moscow State University is leveraging the line rate, non blocking throughput of the C-Series to power its 10 Gigabit supercomputer to levels that now rank among the fastest in the world."