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LONI partners with SC10 for SCinet network

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Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) has partnered with the organisers of the SC10 conference in order to provide the high performance, wide-area networking resources needed to build and operate SCinet, the high speed network which is built each year for exhibitors and attendees to showcase the revolutionary HPC applications and networking experiments that have become the trademark of the conference. For the week of the conference, New Orleans will be home to one of the most powerful networks in the world. Built each year for the annual SC conference, SCinet will deliver more than 260 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in bandwidth. This robust infrastructure, built with $23m in donated equipment, will support the more than 10,000 attendees who are expected to participate in SC10.

LONI staff have begun work in the convention centre to install equipment and lay fibre optic cables, so that SCinet will be available when attendees arrive in New Orleans. LONI will support 16 10-Gbps waves from Louisiana State University to accommodate the network, which will be routed to SC10 through the LONI connection at the LSU Health Sciences Centre in New Orleans.

Cisco Systems has provided LONI with networking equipment to facilitate network connections between the two cities and ensure robust support and timely data transfer during SC10, and has provided LONI their latest generation of 40G technology in additional to other network equipment. Another company, tw telecom, has contributed fibre to build the network between LSU Health Sciences Centre in New Orleans and the Morial Convention Centre.