NHR helps connecting the fastest network in the world

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Anja and Jan in front of their decentralized network operation center at SC22 in Dallas.

Each year during the SC conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, HPC-related science is at the center of attention. However, there is also a group of volunteers called SCinet, who provide the attendees with a dedicated high-capacity network infrastructure. This is the fastest and most powerful network in the world for the duration of the conference.

In 2022, there were 175+ volunteers from 80 organizations taking care of 450 Wi-Fi access points, roughly 60 miles of fiber, hardware, software, and services worth $70 million and achieving an incredible bandwidth of 5.01 Tbps.

Two of those volunteers were Anja Gerbes  from NHR@TUD and Jan Laukemann from NHR@FAU. Jan is a PhD candidate at the Professorship for High Performance Computing here in Erlangen. They tell us their story in a blog post from WHPC:

Jan Laukemann, M. Sc.

PhD Student

Central Scientific Institutions
Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center