Internet2 at SC22 – We’ll See You in Dallas!

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By Amber Rasche - Senior Communications Specialist, Internet2

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

For over two decades, Internet2 has been an active participant in the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, otherwise known as SC, and a proud contributor to SCinet—the cutting-edge, high-speed network built each year in support of the conference.

Internet2 is thrilled to once again gather in person with the research and education (R&E) community at SC22, Nov. 13-18 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. 

By the time you’re reading this, several Internet2 staff will already have arrived at the convention center – and others will soon be en route. Some will be making the final push to build and launch SCinet for SC22. Some will be readying Internet2’s exhibit booth to welcome community members next week. All will be looking forward to seeing colleagues and friends from across the U.S. and around the world.

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If you’re joining us in Dallas, here’s your insider information on all the ways to spot Internet2 at SC22.

Get Ready to eduroam

eduroam, which is operated by Internet2 in the U.S., is one of the Wi-Fi options available at SC. If your institution participates in eduroam, make sure your laptop, tablet, and/or phone are set up to connect to eduroam before you travel. Then you can count on having seamless, secure access to Wi-Fi throughout the conference.

Enjoy Face Time with the Internet2 Community

So much to see, so little time! That’s the SC Exhibits scene in a nutshell. 

We invite all Internet2 members to stop by Internet2 booth #2439 to catch up with our leadership team and staff. Ask about opportunities to participate in on-site listening sessions, which are part of an ongoing dialogue that will shape our collective future together through the development of an Internet2 Five-Year Roadmap. When you need to refuel, join us for coffee and donuts in the morning or light snacks and refreshments in the late afternoon. You’re also welcome to swing by any time of day for a comfy seat, water, and carbonated beverages to recharge yourself, along with power stations to recharge your devices. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to also connect with Internet2 industry members at SC22. The 10 industry members with exhibits at SC are invested in providing high-performance computing and next-generation networking solutions tailored to meet the needs of the R&E community. (ICYMI: Read more about Internet2 industry members at SC22, where to find them, and what to expect.)

In fact, you’ll have the chance to engage with Internet2 members throughout the exhibit hall, with more than 30 higher ed, 10 affiliate and federal affiliate, and two state and regional R&E network members with booths to explore at this year’s event.

Observe the Power of SCinet to Accelerate HPC

To round out your priority route through the SC22 Exhibits, stop by the SCinet booth #2450. There you’ll see the most powerful and advanced network on Earth that connects the SC community to the world during the week of the conference. It’s an entirely volunteer-built network comprising millions of dollars in contributed equipment, software, and services.

Among SCinet’s many proud contributors, Internet2 is being recognized this year as a Platinum SCinet Contributor, offering volunteer expertise and network services to support R&E community workshops, demonstrations, and collaborative opportunities.

For SC22, SCinet will deliver an anticipated 5.01 Tbps of capacity to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. In support of that capacity, Internet2 is supplying ports and capacity utilizing its recently launched Next Generation Infrastructure to bring 2.2 Tbps to the network from around the country. That includes two 400 Gbps circuits and two 100 Gbps circuits between Dallas and Chicago, Illinois; four 100 Gbps circuits and a single 400 Gbps circuit between Dallas and Los Angeles, California; and a 400 Gbps link to Internet2’s R&E, Internet2 Peer Exchange (I2PX), and Research Platforms. Additionally, there are two 100G ports between Los Angeles and Chicago, and another 100G port in Los Angeles to support traffic from Singapore.  

Celebrate the Humans of SCinet

Matt Zekauskas
Matt Zekauskas

This is a big year for Internet2’s contributions to SCinet on the human side, too. Internet2’s own Matt Zekauskas, senior engineer, is the SCinet chair for SC22. With 23 years of experience as a SCinet volunteer, Matt is now leading 175+ volunteers from academia, government, and industry as they work together to design and deliver the network for SC22. (ICYMI: Read more about Matt’s legendary status at SC and the incredible team effort it takes to build SCinet.) 

Additional Internet2 staff volunteering with this year’s SCinet team include Susan Evett (Contributor Relations), Mark Feit (DevOps), Sajjad Haiderali (WAN Transport), and Taylor Kopocis (Contributor Relations).

Congratulations to the entire SCinet team on their collective achievement!

See Cutting-Edge Demonstrations and Experiments

For SC22, Internet2 in its role as a SCinet contributor is proud to collaborate with community members in support of the Network Research Exhibition (NRE) demonstrations and experiments. NRE leverages the advanced capabilities of SCinet to demonstrate innovation in network hardware, protocols, and scientific applications, with topics ranging from software-defined networking to open clouds and storage area networks to automation and AI tools.

Internet2 is supporting 23 of the 29 NRE demos and experiments at SC22, including those by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Goddard Space Flight Center – NASA, International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) – Northwestern University, Information-technology Promotion Agency, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Keio University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Northeastern University, NTT Communications Corporation, Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), and University of Missouri.

In addition to NRE, Internet2 is working alongside several community members to support demonstrations at their booths in the exhibit hall.