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Application Brief: Tap the True Power of High-
Speed Networks with Anagran!
Premise: Anagran allows more applications to run over high-
speed networks with less delay and greater performance.
Challenge: How to efficiently run multiple applications over
high speed networks like LambdaRail and Internet2?
Solution: Add Anagran to flexibly control and groom your
entire high speed application mix without adding any delay.
Today’s Internet cannot suit the speed and quality needs of the
world’s most demanding applications like spatial imaging, 4X HD
video, geophysical simulation, and other supercomputing
applications. For these applications, very high-speed networks
such as the National LambdaRail and Internet2 are designed for
the huge amounts of data and required real-time performance,
from anywhere on the globe. These networks can allow
demanding applications to operate over LAN-like speeds of up to
10 Gbps or more from end to end.
The Classic Dilemma: Speed or Efficiency? Choose Only 1.
Traditional Layer 3 networks introduce too much processing
overhead and delay to effectively provide LAN-like performance
over the high-speed WAN. That is why to date; these networks
are essentially Layer 2 “extended LANs”, with applications
normally running as separate serial “jobs” to ensure adequate
network capacity and performance for each application as it runs.
As a result, these networks tend to be extremely under-utilized, by
up to 80% in fact, given the lack of insight and control of the
overall traffic mix. Consider Figure 1, High-Speed Network
High-Speed Network Without Anagran
• Layer 2 switched network is fast but lacks intelligence to optimally manage the application mix