Max Planck Chooses Woven

Max Planck Institute for gravitational physics chooses Woven Systems Ethernet fabric switching for high-performance computing cluster

April 29, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Woven Systems Inc., the leading innovator of Ethernet Fabric switching solutions based on its patented vSCALE™ technology for data centers and high-performance computing (HPC) clusters, today announced that the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute, Hannover, Germany) is using Woven’s EFX 1000 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GE) Fabric Switch and TRX 100 Ethernet Switch in a large HPC cluster to search for gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. The Woven’s Ethernet Fabric provides access to more than one petabyte of data supplied by a worldwide network of gravitational wave detectors. The data is distributed to compute cluster nodes via the Woven all-Ethernet solution.

“Gravitational wave research is one of the most exciting fields of science. It will open a complete new window to the universe, and requires very large-scale and sophisticated computing technologies. Our research is pushing the state-of-the-art in computational analysis, and Woven’s innovative technology gives us a higher-performing and more flexible 10 GE network than traditional HPC switch suppliers,” says Professor Bruce Allen, director of the Institute. “The price/performance and flexibility of the Woven 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric is unmatched by any other switching solution we could find. This allows us to get more computing cycles for our money. It also makes it easier to evolve and upgrade the system in the future, as our needs and hardware base change.”

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