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High-energy physics gets big jolt from supercomputing

Wed, 2012-12-05 12:06

An international team led by UVic, the California Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan sent another mega jolt of data down the supercomputing highway in November. The researchers broke a high-energy physics record at the world’s premier supercomputing conference, the SC2012 in Salt Lake City, by transferring the equivalent of one million full-length movies per day.

The network connection from Victoria to Salt Lake City was provided by CANARIE and BCNET, and equipment for the link to Victoria and the UVic computing centre was provided by Ciena, Jupiter, IBM and OCZ. More info, including videos: