Swift40e downloads an entire HD DVD in 10 seconds


November 18, 2007



November 19, 2007 In more news to emerge from Supercomputing 2007, the Pentum Group Inc. (PGI), has announced the Swift40e, the world’s fastest single-stream wide area network (WAN) interface card. Capable of downloading an entire HD DVD or Blu-ray 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).

Delivering single-stream WAN bandwidth that is four times faster than that found in today’s 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. The Swift40e can be configured with up to two PCI Express x16 interface cards to support full duplex 40 GB per second optical streaming transmission, and it supports up to 16GB of onboard memory. The Swift40e also supports special-purpose data grooming applications and can be configured to provide several Tera Ops per seconds of processing power for network, security and signal and image processing applications.

Developed through a collaborative effort involving PGI, Intel, SGI and the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Swift40e has been designed to help meet the varied requirements of both the Department of Defense (DOD) and supercomputing communities by:

- Providing real-time access to large amounts of shared data to enable remote computing, remote visualization and remote analysis

- Supporting secure distributed multi-group or multi-agency collaboration

- Allowing better continuity of operations in the case of local or national emergencies or outages

For further info visit Pentum Group.

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