Building the World’s Fastest Network for One Week Only

HEAnet is one of the organisations involved in the remarkable production of the SCinet network.

Every year for the duration of Supercomputing, the world’s biggest conference for the high performance computing (HPC) community, SCinet volunteers build the world’s most unique, very high capacity network to support revolutionary applications and experiments that are a hallmark of the conference.

During its short seven-day lifespan, SCinet becomes the fastest computer network, linking research and commercial networks around the globe, and providing the bandwidth required to demonstrate the advanced computing resources at exhibitors’ home institutions and elsewhere.

CONNECT caught up with Cormac Ó Cianáin, Senior Network Engineer with Network Operations at HEAnet, one of the organisations involved in the remarkable production of the SCinet network.

The full interview is available in CONNECT Issue 14 January (Page 22): http://issuu.com/danteprm/docs/connect_14_v11_web

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