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SCinet Technology

Designed and created each year for the conference, SCinet is a global collaboration of high-performance networking experts who provide the fastest and most powerful volunteer-built network in the world for the SC Conference.

Fast, powerful, volunteer-built

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During the week of SC, SCinet becomes the most powerful and advanced network on Earth.

What Is SCinet?

Since SC91, SCinet has provided SC attendees and the HPC community with the innovative network platform necessary to connect, transport, and display HPC research at SC from around the world. In addition to high-performance demos, SCinet supports wired and wireless connections for attendees to maintain connectivity to the rest of the world.

Volunteers from academia, government, and industry work together to design and deliver the SCinet infrastructure. Industry contributors donate millions of dollars in equipment and services needed to build and support the local and wide area networks.

Scinet Network Architecture

Scinet WAN MAP

SCinet team

scinet teams

Learn more about the SCinet teams that collaborate behind the scenes to build and operate the network.

SCinet by the Numbers

(At SC23)



206 volunteers representing 83 organizations planned, built, and operated SCinet.



30 contributors provided $40.5 million in state-of-the-art hardware, software, and services.

6.71 Tbps


6.71 terabits per second of wide area network capacity delivered.

16/400 GBPS


Sixteen 400 Gbps wide area connections installed and delivered.

Cutting-Edge Technology

SCinet showcases cutting-edge technologies in network, hardware, protocols, information systems, software, and security – pushing the boundaries of networking technologies and innovations through workshops, demos, and collaborative opportunities.

A one-of-a-kind, multi-vendor installment, SCinet serves as the platform for exhibitors to demonstrate the advanced computing resources at their sites and elsewhere by supporting a wide variety of bandwidth-driven applications including supercomputing and cloud computing.

The SCinet booth, also known as the Network Operations Center (NOC), displays the latest commercial equipment used to run this high-performance network with tens of millions of dollars worth of equipment loaned or donated every year from vendors all over the world.

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SCinet can’t be run without volunteers and contributors. Learn how your efforts or generosity can make a difference. SCinet needs you.

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