From the Wires
Gnodal Selects Spirent for Low-Latency Data Center Switch Fabric Testing
By: Business Wire
May. 9, 2012 09:30 AM
Spirent Communications, the leader in testing networks, services and devices, today announced that Gnodal selected Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics dX to showcase the performance of the GS-Series Family of switches including its latest GS-Series 40G Ethernet switch. Gnodal conducted low latency performance testing of the GS4008 and GS0072 High Speed Ethernet switches individually as well as part of a two-tier data center fabric. The test will also be showcased live during Interop Las Vegas 2012 at the Gnodal booth (number 434). The demonstration features the 32-port Spirent HyperMetrics dX, generating traffic to Gnodal top of rack switches, interconnected with the new GS-Series 40G Ethernet switch.
“The Gnodal Fabric allows for extremely low latency communication, an order of magnitude lower than competitive offerings and provides scalability to thousands of ports,” said Bob Fernander, CEO of Gnodal. “Spirent has allowed us to put our data center switches to the test and demonstrate 40GbE performance with sub 285 nanosecond latency within the GS0072 and also demonstrate the scalability of the Gnodal Fabric vital in delivering data center applications.”
Modern switch and router fabrics span multiple chassis and can be expanded to build systems supporting hundreds or thousands of ports. The density and mesh pattern traffic generation capabilities of the Spirent HyperMetrics dX module can fully load modern multi-terabit backplanes and fabrics to assess system performance and verify reliability when deployed in large mission critical environments supporting millions of user application flows.
“Forwarding performance, low-latency and flow scalability are critical metrics for data center switch vendors but accurately measuring all these metrics together is no easy task,” said Jurrie van den Breekel, director of product marketing at Spirent. “We are pleased that Gnodal has selected Spirent TestCenter to put its solutions to the test, which builds on our reputation of being the industry’s leader in testing high-speed Ethernet performance at scale with low-latency measurements for nanosecond accuracy.”
To learn more about Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics dX visit, http://www.spirent.com/Solutions-Directory/Spirent-TestCenter/HyperMetrics_dX.
About Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test & measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security, and global navigation satellite systems. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx
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 www.gnodal.com.
Gnodal is headquartered in Bristol, UK with offices in Palo Alto, CA.
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