CERN to Move Big Data through Terabit Network

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Over at Datacenter Knowledge, Rich Miller writes that CERN’s new data center in Budapest is set to be one of the first beneficiaries of a new terabit network created by GÉANT, a European data network for researchers and scientists.

GÉANT’s migration to the latest transmission and switching technology is designed to support up to 2Tbps (terabits per second) capacity across the core network. 500Gbps capacity will be available across the core network from first implementation, delivering circuits across Europe that will allow individual users to transfer data at speeds of up to 100Gbps, or multiples thereof, thereby enabling faster collaboration on critical projects and meeting the rapidly increasing demand for data transfer.

Talk about Big Data–the CERN Large Hadron Collider generates over 100 petabytes of data per year at its home near Geneva, Switzerland. Read the Full Story.

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