Extreme Networks Helps European Physics Research Organization Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Published 8 Jan 2018

This research organization works every day to solve the mysteries of the universe by carrying out research in the area of astroparticle physics. They have played a significant role in the field of networking as a co-founder of the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), the second-largest Internet exchange in the world (based on throughput traffic). Following its ongoing involvement in AMS-IX, this research organization invested heavily in a globally distributed computing and storage infrastructure. Faced with a massive, growing volume of data, they needed a network upgrade that would support thousands of researchers worldwide and provide enough storage capacity, computing power, and bandwidth for future needs. To support its bandwidth, computing, and other requirements, the research team selected Extreme MLX Series routers, which provide extremely high levels of scalability, performance, reliability, and all-important cost saving operational efficiency.

  • Facilitate communication, cooperation, and the exchange of data-intensive applications among researchers within a High-Performance Computing
    (HPC) environment

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Built a reliable HPC environment capable of supporting thousands of scientists and engineers
  • Gained the ability to analyze and process more than 15 petabytes of data annually 
  • Completed a network upgrade to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) in less than six weeks
  • Increased processing and storage capabilities by up to 30 percent

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