U. of Florida unveils new supercomputer, implements 100 Gbps connection to Internet2
- The University of Florida (UF) joined other universities and research labs Tuesday in implementing the Innovation Platform, Internet2's next-gen computing architecture.
- Unlike most of the 300 other universities and government labs using Internet2 since it launched in 2006, UF is only the fourth university to take advantage of a full 100Gbps connection to Internet2 and the only school to fulfill Innovation Platform's software-defined networking and Science DMZ requirements.
- Along with the announcement of its amplified bandwidth, the school unveiled its new supercomputer, HiPerGator, which, at a speed of 150 teraflops, is Florida's fastest supercomputer and one of the top 500 in the world.
From the article:
... Everything from genome sequencing to drug discovery and climate modeling relies on computing power, and 30-odd schools are working to realize the Innovation Platform to fully take advantage of big data research and long-distance collaboration. SDN, for example, will allow disparate machines to be programmed to communicate, share, and manipulate data, a step towards a massive academic data center. ...
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