According to media reports, the SC2012 Supercomputing Conference will be held this week in the Salt Lake City Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City in the United States, for better preparations for the conference, the organizing committee SCinet built 800Gbps bandwidth ultra-high-speed Internet connection for participating experts to use. It is worth mentioning that this will also be the world’s fastest broadband network.
It is reported, many volunteers from top American universities, government laboratories and companies in the industry have made their own contribution to create this ultra-high-speed Internet connections. It is understood that this ultra-high-speed lines are connected through multiple 10Gbps and 100Gbps lines, the SCinet will connect the Convention Center together with global multiple ultra-high-performance network, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s ESnet, Internet2 and National LambdaRail and so on.
In addition, in order to build this super Internet, SCinet cooperated with the Utah Education Network and the University of Utah, and gained the exclusive right to use the network of fiber optic cable leading to the Salt Lake City Convention Center of the Salt Lake City Downtown.
According to the contents of the press release, “part of the wireless bandwidth will be reserved for SCinet Research Sandbox Project research group, which will provide researchers with unique opportunity, such as with 100Gbps link and OpenFlow these emerging technology to show the breakthrough of network technology research.”
It is reported that, in this one-week long Supercomputing Conference, SCinet is expected to provide close to 800Gbps total bandwidth for participants. After the meeting, these latest build broadband link will also be removed.