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Friday, December 12, 2008

Juniper Networks Helps Laboratory of Neuro Imaging Double Network Performance, Cut IT Management Time in Half

Located at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), LONI is a leader in the development of advanced computational algorithms and scientific structures for the comprehensive and quantitative mapping of brain structure and function. LONI has the largest neuro-imaging database in the world with more than 25,000 unique scans and at nearly a petabyte in size. Hundreds of researchers work with datasets ranging from 20MB to several hundred gigabytes.

As usage of their high-performance computing (HPC) cluster grew, the network infrastructure was straining under the demands. LONI set out to improve performance and simplify the network in order to improve both researcher and IT staff productivity, and overall reliability, while controlling costs. LONI selected the Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet services router, EX-series Ethernet switches and Secure Access SSL VPN appliances. LONI has doubled network performance, reduced network management time by 50 percent and increased user productivity with secure anywhere, anytime access to computing resources using any Web-enabled device. This allows researchers to shorten the time from theory to results and improve the productivity of their neural research.

Check out the full press release.

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