Fast, Powerful, Volunteer-Built
Designed and created each year for the conference, SCinet is a global collaboration of high-performance networking experts who provide the fastest and most powerful volunteer-built network in the world for the SC Conference.
Since SC91, SCinet has provided SC attendees and the HPC community with the innovative network platform necessary to connect, transport, and display HPC research at SC from around the world. In addition to high-performance demos, SCinet supports wired and wireless connections for attendees to maintain connectivity to the rest of the world.
SCinet takes a year to plan, a month to build, a week to operate, and a day to tear down.
Volunteers from academia, government, and industry work together to design and deliver the SCinet infrastructure. Industry contributors donate millions of dollars in equipment and services needed to build and support the local and wide area networks.
SCinet by the Numbers
More than 130 volunteers representing 62 organizations shifted from building SCinet to supporting virtual SC20.
Of the 34 contributors recognized from SC19, two participated due to the virtual nature of SC20.
37 hours of pre-recorded SCinet sessions.
14 hours of live sessions, including hundreds of hours of closed-caption editing support.
8 “Humans of SCinet” posts highlighting the SCinet community.
More than 200 volunteers representing 18 countries and spanning 79 organizations planned, built, and operated SCinet.
34 contributors provided $80 million in state-of-the-art hardware, software, and services.
66 miles of fiber optic cable installed.
4.22 terabits per second of wide area network capacity delivered to the SC Exhibits
2.0 terabits per second of peak network traffic planned for
More than 180 volunteers representing 18 countries and spanning 79 organizations planned, built, and operated SCinet.
31 contributors provided $66 million in state-of-the-art hardware, software, and services.
60 miles of fiber optic cable installed.
3.63 terabits per second of wide area network capacity delivered to the SC Exhibits
1.2 terabits per second of peak network traffic planned for