23.08.2012

 

IT infrastructure

Start of High-Speed Data Network "FAIR Tera Net"


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In the future, high performance computers at universities and research institutes will be able to receive data from FAIR at a rate of one Terabit per second. The start of the project "FAIR Tera Net" marks the establishment of a high speed data network to process the data collected by FAIR experiments. In a first step, a data line will connect GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, in which direct vicinity FAIR will be built, with the world's largest internet exchange point "DE-CIX" in Frankfurt, and the Centre of Scientific Computing of Goethe University Frankfurt. Subsequently, other data processing centres will be linked to the network. In the pilot phase, the data signalling rate will be 120 Gigabits per second. Finally the data signalling rate capacity will be increased by 10 times to 1 Terabit per second, which is approximately one big PC hard disk in six seconds.

 

More information about Centre of Scientific Computing (CSC, in German only):

http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/press/




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