Force10 Revolutionizes 10 Gigabit Ethernet with the S2410

Setting a new standard for 10 Gigabit Ethernet performance, switching latency and port price, Force10 Networks has introduced the S2410 data center switch. At 300 nanoseconds, the Force10 S2410 delivers the industry’s lowest Ethernet switching latency and places 10 Gigabit Ethernet on par with other cluster interconnect solutions, eliminating the need to integrate Infiniband and other proprietary solutions into the network. By bringing ultra low switching latency to Ethernet, the S2410 allows IT managers to capture the computing benefits of high performance cluster architectures using a familiar and easy to manage technology.

With the growing adoption of servers that generate traffic flow speeds of greater than one Gigabit per second and the emergence of 10 Gigabit Ethernet servers, network managers increasingly need higher speed connectivity to ensure zero packet loss. The combination of low per port price and high 10 Gigabit Ethernet density in the Force10 S2410 makes connecting directly to high performance servers possible for the first time.

Combining 24 line-rate 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports with switching latency of 300 nanoseconds in a fixed configuration, one rack unit platform, the Force10 S2410 is purpose built for demanding data center environments. As an expansion of the Force10 S-Series, the S2410 complements the Force10 S50 and TeraScale E-Series to deliver flexible, high performance end-to-end data center solutions that fundamentally alter the economics of owning and operating a network.

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