The use of Tata’s 100-Gbps transpacific undersea cable network for the demonstration will represent a 10X improvement over similar demonstrations of links between Asia and North America, the partners say.
A team that comprises Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Computational Research Centre; InfiniBand range extension, routing, and encryption platform developer Obsidian Strategics; and India’s Tata Communications says it will demonstrate an architecture for distributed supercomputing enabled via 100-Gbps submarine cable links at the upcoming Supercomputing 2014 (SC14) conference in New Orleans.
The Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN) will provide originating connectivity within Singapore. The distributed supercomputing demonstration will leverage an A*STAR developed architecture called InfiniCortex. The architecture will provide coordination and scheduling algorithms to efficiently harness remote supercomputing equipment on single tasks.
A few days back Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, Tata Communications said, at the launch ofIZO™, a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement : “We’re taking the necessary steps towards making the Internet Fit For Business™ by bringing a new level of predictability and reliability to the public Internet that does not exist today. This isn’t something we can do alone and we’re joined in this initiative to bring about a new era of internet, by some of the world’s leading ISP and cloud providers as we collaborate to achieve a common goal. Cloud, in every form, continues to transform the way businesses operate, innovate and generate revenue. Our role is to make sure that we’re delivering a network that supports and enhances everybody’s network cloud.”