Infinera Partners with ESnet to Upgrade World’s Most Advanced Scientific Data Network
US Department of Energy Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Infinera and ESnet
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) is proud to announce a contract award with the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) ) to build the substrate optical system for its next-generation scientific network, ESnet6, interconnecting the national laboratory system and DOE experimental facilities with research and commercial networks around the world. Based on a next-generation hardware and software stack, ESnet6 will provide unparalleled support for global science and pave the way for future advancements in the fields of continuous data analytics, artificial intelligence / machine learning, management of workflows and integration of compute, storage, and networking capabilities.
The ESnet6 optical network is powered by the compact modular Infinera GX platform and the FlexILS open optical line system. ESnet’s open optical network approach, combined with Infinera’s GX and FlexILS with consistent 600G technology, enables the deployment of current leading technology and network sustainability with the ability to seamlessly scale to capacity 800G when available.
With scientific data traffic on ESnet doubling every 20 months, Infinera’s capabilities ensure that ESnet can deliver 400 Gigabit Ethernet-based services through this open and flexible architecture. Deployed nationwide, the Infinera GX Series and FlexILS Open Optical Line System solutions provide a flexible and scalable foundation with C + L band capability for greater scale at the photonic layer.
“ESnet6 represents a transformational change in capacity, resilience and flexibility and brings tangible benefits to DOE’s science mission,” said Kate Mace, ESnet6 project director. “Open optical network technology plays a key role in ESnet’s ability to meet the continuing challenges of growing data traffic while supporting the high-speed, real-time collaboration capabilities that are critical to programs.” scientists from our country. “
As the world’s leading science-based data network, ESnet connects all of DOE’s geographically distributed laboratories, experimental facilities, and data centers over a dedicated fiber-optic backbone that spans across the United States and beyond. These capabilities form the basis for scientists to move, share, analyze and store data no matter where in the world it is. In partnership with ESnet, Infinera quickly and securely deployed new equipment, performed tests and activated services on more than 15,000 miles of fiber during a global pandemic.
“ESnet was thrilled to see the Infinera team complete this important installation task so quickly during a pandemic. This broadband connectivity forms the basis for fulfilling our mission to accelerate scientific discovery, ”said Inder Monga, Executive Director of ESnet and Division Director of Scientific Networks at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “ESnet enables tens of thousands of scientists to access data portals, transfer vast streams of research data, and access remote scientific instruments and sources, all in real time.
“Infinera is delighted to partner with ESnet to deploy a high capacity open optical network connecting all national labs in the United States to high performance computing sites,” said Nick Walden, senior vice president of sales at Infinera. “This collaboration underscores the value of our relationship and our ability to provide advanced networking solutions quickly and efficiently to meet the needs of our customers, even in the event of a pandemic. “
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