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One of World’s Fastest Networks Goes Live in New Orleans

By DE Editors

New Orleans is home to one of the fastest computer networks anywhere in the world … for a week.

Called SCinet, the network is created each year exclusively for SC, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. SCinet provides conference attendees and exhibitors with the high capacity networks they need to support the emerging computing applications and networking experiments that are now the trademark of the SC conference tradition.

SCinet serves as the platform for exhibitors to demonstrate some of the most advanced computers and applications in the world by supporting a variety of bandwidth-driven applications such as those typically found in supercomputing and cloud computing. This year’s network boasts capacity of more than 260 gigabits per second. SCinet will also, for the first time ever, host a full production wide area 100 Gigabit Ethernet connection.

 “SCinet provides a high performance, production-quality network that enables attendees and exhibitors to connect to the Internet and research networks around the world,” explains Jamie Van Randwyk, manager, Informatics and Systems Assessments Department at Sandia National Laboratories and chair of SCinet. “The aggregate bandwidth of SCinet exceeds the bandwidth in all but a few countries of the world, enabling extraordinary one-of-a-kind application demonstrations that can only happen in this kind of environment.”

For more information, visit SC10.

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