InfiniCortex: Present and future

Marek Michalewicz, Jonathan Low, Gabriel Noaje, Jakub Chrzeszczyk, Tan Geork Lian, David Southwell, Dominic Chien, Andrew Howard, Liou Sing-Wu, Lim Seng, Jason Gunthorpe, Yves Poppe, Tan Tin Wee

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    Abstract

    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 [10] 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages267-273
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF 2016 - Como Italy
    Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF 2016
    Period1/01/16 → …

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