nasabsd9_caraballo-vega_j_sc16_image1_bigIn this article, NASA discusses using FreeBSD servers for their Climate Simulation project. FreeBSD was chosen as a cost effective solution which also provided ample security and network reliability. Read the full story by heading to the link below.


The continuous growth of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) requires providing high-performance security tools and enhancing the network capacity. In order to support the requirements of emerging services, including the Advanced Data Analytics Platform (ADAPT) private cloud, the NCCS security team has proposed an architecture to provide extremely cost-effective 100-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) firewalls.

Project Details

The aim of this project is to create a commodity-based platform that can process enough packets per second (pps) to sustain a 100-Gbps workload within the NCCS computational environment. The test domain consists of several existing systems within the NCCS, including switches (Dell S4084), routers (Dell R530s), servers (Dell R420s, and C6100s), and host card adapters (10-Gbps Mellanox ConnectX2 and Intel 8259 x Ethernet cards).

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