Salt Lake City Lights Up With Fastest Network in The World for Annual Supercomputing Conference
SALT LAKE CITY - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Beginning Saturday, November 10, Salt Lake City will be home to one of the fastest computer networks anywhere in the world.
Called SCinet, the network is built each year to support SC, the international conference for high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. Over 100 engineers representing industry, academia and government institutions have volunteered their time over the past year to plan and build SCinet using nearly $28 million in donated equipment. The network will serve as the primary backbone supporting all 10,000+ SC conference attendees as they unveil their latest innovations in high performance computing applications.
"SCinet is the primary platform for SC exhibitors to demonstrate the most cutting edge high performance computing applications and collaborations. We support their requirements by building a sophisticated on-site network that links the exhibit floor to the largest and fastest research networks around the world," said Linda Winkler, Senior Network Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory and chair of SCinet for SC12. "As science continues to demand more data intensive and distributed computing - networks play an important role. SCinet allows the networking community to work closely with scientists to show researchers at SC first hand how advanced network technologies can help accelerate science."
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