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11/18/2013 - SCinet 2013 Multi-Technology Network Tested with Spirent Federal

Live Network Test Showcases Performances of 10/40/100G Ethernet Links

Denver, Colorado – (November 18) – Spirent Federal Systems, a leader in network, services and devices testing, announced today that SCinet, the powerful network that is providing nearly 1 Terabit per second (Gbps) of capacity for the SC13 conference, is using Spirent Federal's high-speed Ethernet solutions to test the performance of its WAN infrastructure. SCinet is provisioning multiple 10/40/100G Ethernet links that will be showcased during the SC13 Conference on November 17-22, 2013 in Denver, CO. Spirent Federal will be critical in helping to verify these links so that exhibitors can effectively use them for their high performance computing applications and demonstrations.

"Extensive growth in scientific and research applications are driving the adoption of high-speed Ethernet in high performance computing and data center networks," said Kate Mace, deputy chair of SCinet and project manager, Office of the CIO, Clemson University. "Spirent's test solutions are playing an important role in helping us validate the readiness of SCinet's high capacity network that must meet the rigorous demands of our exhibitors and attendees for performance and scalability."

The SCinet WAN team used Spirent TestCenter software using the Spirent 4-port 10 GbE mX and Spirent 2-port 40/100 GbE fX modules. The test also used Spirent's SPT-N4U chassis which is designed to lower the cost of testing devices and networks powering the always-on data network. Spirent Federal's solution was used for line rate qualification and performance testing of several 10/40/100Gbps Ethernet links to national research and education networks.

"It is critical to understand the performance of high-speed Ethernet in a multi-technology environment," said Paul To, senior product marketing manager at Spirent. "Spirent continues to help advance next generation high performance computing by validating these complex networks and their underlying technologies—with realism, at high scale and at high density."

Spirent TestCenter along with the latest modules and chassis support testing at bit rates from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps and beyond. Since accuracy is critical to analyzing traffic at line rate, Spirent’s 100G module has a system clock with a resolution of 2.5 ns, more than twice as fast as required to support Ethernet at 100 Gbps. All ports can be synchronized to provide the accuracy required to evaluate the performance and QoE of services delivered over 40/100G Ethernet. For more information about Spirent Federal’s high speed Ethernet testing solution, visit www.spirentfederal.com/stc

About Spirent Federal Systems Inc
Spirent Federal Systems (www.spirentfederal.com) delivers next-generation test and measurement solutions designed to help government, military, and educational organizations get the highest levels of network security, reliability, and performance. Spirent Federal offers full layer 2-7 network test capability for routers, switches, cyber security, virtualization and data center environments, wireless mobile packet core, voice networks, GPS/GNSS networks, and IP/RF network emulation.

Spirent has a long and distinguished record of supplying IP network test equipment to all sectors of the government and has a purchasing contract with the General Services Administration (GSA). Spirent Federal Systems is a proxy company of Spirent Communications and is headquartered in Pleasant Grove, UT.

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 and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, and positioning technologies. For more information visit http://www.spirent.com/about-us/News_Room/About_Spirent_Communications_plc.aspx

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