High Speed Connection to Hyades Supercomputer wins CENIC Innovation Award

The project connecting the UC Santa Cruz’s Hyades supercomputer to LBNL is being awarded the CENIC 2018 Innovations in Networking Award for Research Applications. “To accelerate the rate of scientific discovery, researchers must get the data they need, where they need it, and when they need it,” said UC San Diego computer science and engineering professor Larry Smarr, Principal Investigator of the PRP and director of Calit2. “This requires a high-performance data freeway system in which we use optical lightpaths to connect data generators and users of that data.”