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Efficient LHC Data Distribution across 100Gbps Networks

Newman, Harvey and Barczyk, Artur and Mughal, Azher and Rozsa, Sandor and Voicu, Ramiro and Legrand, Iosif and Lo, Steven and Kcira, Dorian and Sobie, Randall and Gable, Ian and Leavett-Brown, Colin and Savard, Yvan and Tam, Thomas and Hay, Marilyn and McKee, Shawn and Hocket, Roy and Meekhof, Ben and Timoteo, Sergio (2012) Efficient LHC Data Distribution across 100Gbps Networks. In: 2012 SC Companion : High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1594-1599. ISBN 978-1-4673-6218-4.

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During Supercomputing 2012 (SC12), an international team of high energy physicists, computer scientists, and network engineers led by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Victoria, and the University of Michigan, together with Brookhaven National Lab, Vanderbilt and other partners, smashed their previous records for data transfers using the latest generation of wide area network circuitsWith three 100 gigabit/sec (100 Gbps) wide area network circuits [1] set up by the SCinet, Internet2, CENIC, CANARIE and BCnet, Starlight and US LHCNet network teams, and servers at each of the sites with 40 gigabit Ethernet (40GE) interfaces, the team reached a record transfer rate of 339 Gbps between Caltech, the University of Victoria Computing Center in British Columbia, the University of Michigan, and the Salt Palace Convention Center in Utah. This nearly doubled last year's overall record, and eclipsed the record for a bidirectional transfer on a single link with a data flow of 187 Gbps between Victoria and Salt Lake.

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Additional Information:© 2012 IEEE. Date of Conference: 10-16 Nov. 2012. The demonstration and the developments leading up to it were made possible through the strong support of the partner network organizations mentioned, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, in cooperation with the funding agencies of the international partners, notably the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, through the following grants: US LHCNet (DOE DEFG02- 08-ER41559), the NSF-funded ANSE (NSF-OCI-1246133) and PLaNetS (NSF PHY-0622423) projects, the DOE-funded OliMPS project (DE-SC0007346), and the US LHC Operations Program funded jointly by DOE and NSF (DOE DE-AC02-07CH11359). We’d like to thank our industry partners involved in this year’s demonstrations for providing equipment and support: ADVA, Alcatel Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Data Direct Networks, Dell Force 10, FusionIO, IBM, Juniper, Level3, Mellanox, OCZ, and Supermicro; and our network partners BCnet, CANARIE, CENIC, Internet2, NLR, PacWave, SCinet, Starlight and US LHCNet.
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Subject Keywords:LHC; WAN 100GE; FDT; MonALISA
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Official Citation:Newman, H.; Barczyk, A.; Mughal, A.; Rozsa, S.; Voicu, R.; Legrand, I.; Lo, S.; Kcira, D.; Sobie, R.; Gable, I.; Leavett-Brown, C.; Savard, Y.; Tam, T.; Hay, M.; Mckee, S.; Hocket, R.; Meekhof, B.; Timoteo, S., "Efficient LHC Data Distribution across 100Gbps Networks," High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC), 2012 SC Companion: , vol., no., pp.1594,1599, 10-16 Nov. 2012 doi: 10.1109/SC.Companion.2012.336
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