At the QUESTnet 2014 conference in Brisbane last week we demonstrated the capabilities of the new ultra-fast AARNet4 network for big data transfer.
Demonstrations recorded speeds peaking at 75 gigabits per second (Gbps) between data transfer nodes at the Brisbane Convention Centre and a site in Carlton, Victoria, a distance of 1700km.
“This was a great opportunity to highlight the research capabilities enabled by AARNet4. It’s now possible to move a Petabyte of data in a single day,” said Chris Hancock, AARNet’s CEO.
AARNet4 is the latest iteration of AARNet’s network platform, designed to support global Big Science projects, such as the Square Kilometer Array, the increasing number and output data rates of medical research instruments such as genome sequencers, and the explosion in data-intensive research across all Australia’s research fields.
“The deluge of data means that many of our customers now require network burst capacity beyond their existing 10 Gbps connections, to participate in national and international research collaborations that use the network to integrate Big Data, high performance computing, and advanced analysis tools”, he said.
AARNet4 is currently being rolled out progressively to universities and research organisations around Australia.
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