Data Speeds up at DOE

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Scientific Computing World reports that LBNL has taken a major step toward creating one of the world’s fastest scientific networks – the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), at a cost of $62 million.

As science becomes increasingly data-driven and global in scale, it’s critical that we create an infrastructure that will enable our scientists to collaborate and compete successfully in the search for solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges in energy,’ said William F. Brinkman, director of the Office of Science at the US Department of Energy (DOE). ‘The Advanced Networking Initiative will help secure and maintain America’s scientific pre-eminence and improve the quality of life for all of us.’

The 100Gbps prototype network is a key step to the DOE’s vision of an eventual 1 terabit network that will support thousands of scientists in research ranging from environmental modelling, developing energy solutions, to exploring the fundamental nature of the universe, as well as in accessing data from the Large Hadron Collider. Read the Full Story.