Yves Poppe advises NSCC Singapore on transcontinental supercomputing connectivity. KAUST is about to activate 400 gigabits per second of transmission capacity, representing a huge leap forward from the existing 20 Gbps capacity. In this talk, he will put this tremendous progress in perspective.
KAUST is about to activate 400 gigabits per second of transmission capacity westward to Europe and eastward to the Far East. From there, it will also be able to reach North America, both via the East Coast and West Coast, respectively. This represents a huge leap forward from the existing 20 Gbps capacity to Europe KAUST has had for the last decade.
The purpose of this talk is to put this tremendous progress in perspective as this has been made possible by the phenomenal progress in long-distance fiber optics, which complemented equally astounding progress in computing power, storage capacity, and laser technology. We will look at the evolution; from the first telegraph line spanning the Red Sea back in 1870 to today’s multitude of subsea cables (passing not that far in front of KAUST ), we will discuss it what we might expect over the next decade or two.
Yves W Poppe
Yves Poppe currently advises NSCC Singapore on transcontinental supercomputing connectivity. Previously with A*STAR CRC, he contributed to the infiniCortex project. His current concentration helps facilitate the introduction of the Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) modeled on the ScienceDMZ and DTN concept initially developed by ESnet and extends it to a Global Research Platform (GRP) for Research Collaboration. The embryo of APRP involving Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore was successfully demonstrated at SC18 and SC19. Yves retired from Tata Communications, where he pioneered a high-speed international Research & Education network. Twelve years later, in 2013, he contributed to the first transatlantic 100Gbps connectivity with ANA-100 and in 2014 at A*STAR facilitated the first transpacific 100Gbps R&E connection between SingAREN and internet2. Yves represents NSCC at Geant, Internet2, Canarie, GRP, ASREN, and APAN, where he is Chair of the BackBone Committee. Since its inception, he has also been an ardent promoter of IPv6 and is co-founder of the International IPv6 Forum.
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