Big Data Needs a Big Switch
Gnodal launches the highest density, low latency, Best of Interop Winning, 40GbE (2RU) Switch
BRISTOL, England, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Gnodal Limited, a network company delivering cutting edge Ethernet Switch technology solutions, today at Interop, announced the launch of the GS0072, the latest and biggest addition to the industry leading GS-Series with 72 ports of 40 GbE built into a sleek 2RU form factor. The GS0072 was recently awarded Best of Interop in the Networking Category this week in Las Vegas.
Gnodal's adaptive switching technology is derived from a custom made ASIC and the GS0072 is the first multi-ASIC product from Gnodal. Consolidating the Gnodal Fabric has allowed Gnodal to have the highest port count of any 2RU switch. Such a high density switch not only means a small footprint in the data center, it also delivers benefits in terms of power consumption and efficiency, making the GS0072 a highly cost-effective alternative to more complex chassis-based solutions.
The GS0072 is an order of magnitude faster than most competitive switches with congestion management and dynamic load-balancing, allowing the switches to operate at near 100% bandwidth utilization (throughput). The GS0072 is targeted at Cloud and Big Data environments where 10GbE edge connectivity is required to accommodate very large numbers of virtual clients as well as High Performance Computing applications that may require native 40 Gbps capability to achieve extreme scalability and throughput.
With an initial port-to-port latency as low as 282ns and additional hops at a mere 66ns, multi-stage networks containing thousands of ports can be assembled with an overall system latency as low as 414ns making the GS-Series ideal for latency sensitive applications. The GS-Series is built to scale from 72 ports to a massive network of up to 64,000 ports by combining other members of the family to create a cost-effective, ultra-low latency, highly utilized Ethernet Fabric.
Bob Fernander, Gnodal CEO, commented:
"This product is groundbreaking. Being selected as Best of Interop Winner is further endorsement that our customers have a product that can meet the demands of the modern data center."
About Gnodal Limited
Gnodal has defined a revolutionary 10/40GbE switch family, free from current network limitations, offering unprecedented performance improvements and almost unlimited scalability. Gnodal switch products derive their extreme performance capability from its own revolutionary architectural design that minimizes network congestion and delivers optimum performance with minimal cost and power consumption. Gnodal products fulfill today's high performance requirements in such markets as Scientific and Engineering, Financial Services, Web 2.0, Cloud and Hosting providers, Video, Life sciences, and Oil and Gas exploration. For more information, please visit http://www.gnodal.com.
Gnodal is headquartered in Bristol, UK with offices in Palo Alto, CA.
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