Computer Scientists Scale 'Layer 2' Data Center Networks To 100,000 Ports And Beyond

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 00:21 in Mathematics & Economics

Computer scientists have created software that they hope will lead to data centers that logically function as single, plug-and-play networks that will scale to the massive scale of modern data center networks. The software system -- PortLand -- is a fault-tolerant, layer 2 data center network fabric capable of scaling to 100,000 nodes and beyond.

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