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Disk-to-Disk network transfers at 100 Gb/s

Barczyk, Artur and Gable, Ian and Hay, Marilyn and Leavett-Brown, Colin and Legrand, Iosif and Lewall, Kim and McKee, Shawn and McWilliam, Donald and Mughal, Azher and Newman, Harvey and Rozsa, Sandor and Savard, Yvan and Sobie, Randall J. and Tam, Thomas and Voicu, Ramiro (2012) Disk-to-Disk network transfers at 100 Gb/s. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 396 . Art. No. 042006. ISSN 1742-6596.

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A 100 Gbps network was established between the California Institute of Technology conference booth at the Super Computing 2011 conference in Seattle, Washington and the computing center at the University of Victoria in Canada. A circuit was established over the BCNET, CANARIE and Super Computing (SCInet) networks using dedicated equipment. The small set of servers at the endpoints used a combination of 10GE and 40GE technologies, and SSD drives for data storage. The configuration of the network and the server configuration are discussed. We will show that the system was able to achieve disk-to-disk transfer rates of 60 Gbps and memory-to-memory rates in excess of 180 Gbps across the WAN. We will discuss the transfer tools, disk configurations, and monitoring tools used in the demonstration.

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Additional Information:© 2012 Institute of Physics. The generous support in kind of our industrial partners Ciena, Brocade, Dell, Mellanox, Supermicro and Color-Chip is acknowledged. We would like to acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the National Science Foundation, and the US Department of Energy.
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Official Citation:Disk-to-Disk network transfers at 100 Gb/s Artur Barczyk et al 2012 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 396 042006
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