SCinet is the most advanced technology network built on site to enable world-class demonstrations and to support the annual SC conference. Designed and built entirely by volunteers from universities, government and industry, SCinet combines leading-edge hardware and high-speed wide-area communication links to provide conference exhibitors and attendees with world-class connectivity to national and international networks. SCinet features a high-performance production-quality network with direct wide area connectivity to many national and worldwide networks through peering relationships with principle networks, an Open InfiniBand (OpenIB) Network, and an extremely high performance experimental network, Xnet. In addition, SCinet will provide the foundation for conference programs including SC Global, the HPC Bandwidth Challenge and the HPC Analytics Challenge.
Volunteers from educational institutions, high-performance computing centers, network equipment vendors, US National Laboratories, research institutions, research networks and telecommunication carriers work together to design and deliver the SCinet networks. Industry vendors and carriers donate much of the equipment and services needed to build the LAN and WAN infrastructure. Planning begins more than a year in advance of each SC conference and culminates with a high-intensity installation just seven days before the conference begins.
Online registration for SCinet network connections opens July 31, 2006. Your booth Point of Contact (POC) will receive a username and password along with instructions needed to make your network connection request. Please contact your booth POC to obtain this information. Connection requests made on or after October 1st, 2006 will be subject to a late fee.
Exhibitors please note: It is important when constructing your booth that you do not place heavy booth material on the fiber near the edge of your booth. To avoid damage to the network fiber taped to the exhibit hall floor, point-loads must not be positioned within 18" inside the booth boundary along all aisle ways. Use the links below to visit the SCinet web pages.