For the duration of the SC13 conference, Denver will host of one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world - SCinet. Created each year for the conference, SCinet brings to life a very high capacity network that supports the revolutionary applications and experiments that are a hallmark of the SC conference. SCinet will link the Colorado Convention Center to research and commercial networks around the world. In doing so, SCinet serves as the platform for exhibitors to demonstrate the advanced computing resources of their home institutions and elsewhere by supporting a wide variety of bandwidth-driven applications including supercomputing and cloud computing.
SCinet will also feature the SCinet Network Research Exhibition (NRE). Building on the past successes of the SCinet Research Sandbox, XNet and the Bandwidth Challenge, this program is a new cross-cutting conference program designed to highlight breakthrough network research developments through live demonstrations on the SCinet infrastructure. For SC13, network researchers will highlight network research demon that also tie to technical papers, panels or posters, as well as planned activities in the general SC exhibit area.
Volunteers from academia, government and industry work together to design and deliver the SCinet infrastructure. Industry vendors and carriers donate millions of dollars in equipment and services needed to build the local and wide area networks. Planning begins more than a year in advance of each SC conference and culminates in a high-intensity installation in the days leading up to the conference.