MILPITAS, CALIF. & NETANYA, ISRAEL, June 25, 2013 – Compass-EOS, the company that introduced the first chip-to-chip direct silicon-to-photonics (icPhotonics™) solution to the router market, today announced the use of its r10004 modular router by CERNET, the China Education Research Network. CERNET, the first and the largest nationwide education and research computer network in China, is using the Compass-EOS r10004 modular routers with multi 100Gbe and 10GbE links in its production next-generation exchange point (CNGI-6IX) connecting universities and institutes across China and to link to the global Internet.
“The Compass-EOS r10004 routers bring high capacity at a small form factor and fit well with the CERNET next generation network architecture,” said Xing Li, Deputy Director of CERNET Center. “We are pleased to work together with Compass-EOS on our planned software-defined networking applications that aim at simplifying network design, deployment and operation.”
CERNET, the China Education and Research Network, is funded by the Chinese government and connects more than 2,000 universities with more than 20 million users. Future plans for the education network include connecting high schools, middle schools, primary schools and other educational and research entities.
“The CERNET innovation in network architectures serves as a global role model for academic and commercial networks,” said Gadi Bahat, CEO of Compass-EOS. “We are delighted to collaborate with CERNET on developing new network architectures that leverage our routers and SDN.”
The r10004 is the first in a family of new routers from Compass-EOS. The router family uses the power of silicon-to-photonics to drive bandwidth to petabit densities.
Compass-EOS radically changes network routing by shifting it into the age of silicon photonics. The Compass-EOS icPhotonics technology is the world’s first commercial silicon for inter-chip optical interconnect, unleashing the next revolution in routing architectures. Its family of carrier-grade routers is a new breed of scale-out routers, enabling SDN-based, simplified architectures in service provider networks. Since 2006 Compass has attracted top-tier investors ranging from leading venture capital funds to service providers and core routing suppliers.
Note: Compass-EOS, r10004 and icPhotonics are trademarks of Compass-EOS.
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