SC20 Is Everywhere We Are

SC20 Virtual Platform

Fast, Powerful, Volunteer-Built

During the past 30 years, SCinet has become the most powerful and advanced network on Earth for each week we’ve held the SC Conference, connecting the SC community to the world. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure that our attendees have to come to expect as part of their SC experience.

SCinet has not only provided internet connectivity for conference attendees, it has pushed the boundaries of networking technologies and innovations through workshops, demos, and collaborative opportunities. Every year, industry, academia, and government experts have volunteered to design, build, and administer the cutting-edge network.

For SC20, we will be sharing stories on how we’ve built the world’s fastest temporary network for the past 30 years. We will spotlight the dedicated volunteers and generous contributors whose tireless efforts and enthusiasm have helped shape the SC experience. You can read a list of curated SCinet stories in the SC Blog. We will continue to publish additional stories throughout the year.

SCinet by the Numbers

At SC19:

  • More than 200 volunteers representing 18 countries and spanning 79 organizations planned, built, and operated SCinet
  • 34 contributors provided $80 million in state-of-the-art hardware, software, and services
  • 66 miles of fiber optic cable installed
  • 4.22 terabits per second of wide area network capacity delivered to the SC Exhibits
  • 2.0 terabits per second of peak network traffic planned for

At SC18:

  • More than 180 volunteers representing 18 countries and spanning 79 organizations planned, built, and operated SCinet
  • 31 contributors provided $66 million in state-of-the-art hardware, software, and services
  • 23 versions of the SCinet architecture drafted
  • 60 miles of fiber optic cable installed
  • 3.63 terabits per second of wide area network capacity delivered to the SC Exhibits
  • 1.2 terabits per second of peak network traffic planned for
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