ESnet to Deliver 100G Connectivity to Demos at SC13 Conference


When the Colorado Convention Center becomes the best-connected site on the planet for SC13 from Nov. 17-22, ESnet will be providing a significant portion of the connectivity, which will be used to support live demos by Caltech (booth 3118), Ciena (booth 1924), NASA (booth 822) and the Laboratory for Advanced Computing / Open Cloud Consortium (booth 828 ). Additionally, Brocade (booth 109) will use OSCARS – ESnet’s on-demand bandwidth reservation system – in demonstrations of multi-layer software defined networking.

For Caltech, ESnet will provide four 100G paths to bring data to Denver from CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in Illinois, DOE’s NERSC (National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center) in California and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.

For demonstrations in the NASA booth, ESnet will provide two paths – one a northern route and the other a southern route – from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Ciena, in collaboration with ESnet and Internet2, will be delivering unprecedented support for the SCinet network at SC13 through a high-capacity 400G transport network that will carry three of the 100G links that ESnet brings to the Denver show floor.

In the Laboratory for Advanced Computing / Open Cloud Consortium booth, ESnet will provide two paths for a demonstration by the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Chicago/International Center for Advanced Internet Research, or iCAIR.

Additionally, Brocade (booth 109) will use OSCARS – ESnet’s on-demand bandwidth reservation system – in demonstrations of multi-layer software defined networking. If you miss seeing this at SC, the demonstration will be showcased live on SDNCentral’s DemoFriday on November 22. Learn more at http://www.sdncentral.com/events/brocade-infinera-esnet-sdn-demo/.

Key to all of this are the efforts of the SCinet team that works to provide bandwidth into and throughout the convention center. ESnet staff supporting SCinet are Patrick Dorn, Andy Lake, Lauren Rotman and Jason Zurawski.