FIU physicists helps establish new world record in data transfers

The CMS high energy physics group helps establish another world record in data transfer at the 2011 Supercomputing conference in Seattle Washington. The team at FIU, Prof. Rodriguez and undergraduate student Joesph Dilascio and partners from Dell helped in establishing a new world record in sustained long-range data transfer of 186 gigabits per second (186 gigabits is about as much data as on an entire single HD blueray disk). The experiment conducted from the show room floor in Seattle utilized a small number of next generations servers writing and reading data over dedicated fiberoptic links to a computing facility at the University of Victory. The specialized equipment and applications that made this possible are or will be deployed for use on the Large Hadron Collider to distribute the 10s millions of gigabytes of data collected with the Compact Muon Solenoid detector and other experints at CERN and around the world. For more information click on Caltech's press release. For technical details and a video of the actual demonstratiion click on the highlighted links.