RENO, Nev. -- Pentum Group Inc (PGI), a leading-edge developer in high-performance computing and networking today announced Swift40e, the worlds fastest single-stream wide area network (WAN) interface card. Capable of downloading an entire HD DVD or Blu-rayTM DVD in just 10 seconds, the new Swift40e interface is designed to stream content across a WAN at a blistering rate of 40 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
The Swift40e has been developed through a collaborative effort involving PGI, Intel Corporation, SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC) and the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). The project is being showcased at the Supercomputing 2007 conference with Swift40e enabled SGI® Altix® server systems located in the Intel (#820) and SGI (#502) booths.
Delivering single-stream WAN bandwidth that is four times faster than that found in todays fastest WAN networks, Swift40e provides unprecedented access to remote data storage, distributed sensor analysis, and wide-area data analysis. The interface is designed to work with OC-768c IP Packet over SONET.
Data volumes are growing rapidly as scientific and engineering applications provide greater detail and fidelity in todays models and simulations, and as high-resolution digital content puts enormous demands on digital content management systems, said Dr. John Brown, CEO of Pentum Group, Inc. Increasingly, the bottleneck to productivity is the network. The Swift40e interface enables organizations to overcome that bottleneck, allowing them to speed data transfer across the WAN at unprecedented speeds.