Commencing in June 2014, A*STAR Computational Re-source Centre (A*CRC) team in Singapore, together with dozens of partners world-wide, have been building the InfiniCortex. Four concepts are integrated together to realise InfiniCortex: i) High bandwidth (~ 10 to 100Gbps) intercontinental con-nectivity between four continents: Asia, North America, Australia and Europe; ii) InfiniBand extension technology supporting transconti-nental distances using Obsidian's Longbow range extenders; iii) Connecting separate InfiniBand sub-nets with different net topologies to create a single computational resource: Galaxy of Supercomputers  iv) Running workows and applications on such a distributed computational infrastructure. We have successfully demonstrated InfiniCortex prototypes at SC14 and SC15 conferences. The infrastructure com-prised of computing resources residing at multiple locations in Singapore, Japan, Australia, USA, Canada, France and Poland. Various concurrent applications, including work-ows, I/O heavy applications enabled with ADIOS system, Extempore real-Time interactive applications, and in-situ real-time visualisations were demonstrated. In this paper we briey report on basic ideas behind InfiniCortex construct, our recent successes and some ideas about further growth and extension of this project.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF 2016 - Como Italy|
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …
|Conference||ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF 2016|
|Period||1/01/16 → …|