“KAUST” launches a new international communication line with a speed of 400 gigabits per second

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The fastest in the Middle East to facilitate communication with the university researchers with the world

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has upgraded its international line of communication of 10 gigabits per second to a new international communication line with a high data transfer speed of 400 gigabits per second; With the aim of facilitating university researchers’ communication with their international peers and supporting their international collaborative research.

(Mobily) undertook the task of providing KAUST with four dedicated communication circuits, each with a speed of 100 gigabits per second, as part of a long-term contract concluded with the university. The company owns a fiber-optic network in the Kingdom, in addition to marine fiber-optic network cables, which KAUST uses to communicate with Amsterdam and Singapore.

Professor Tony Chan, President of KAUST, said, “Global cooperation to advance scientific research is an essential component of everything we do and represent at KAUST, and by upgrading the speed of communication at our university we will be able to strengthen cooperation with partners around the world and continue to provide influential global research.” .

The new communication capacity consists of two packages, the first at 200 Gbps from KAUST to Amsterdam, and the second at 200 Gbps from KAUST to Singapore. Both packages connect the university with major research and education centers and networks in Europe such as SURF and NORDUnet, in addition to the SingAREN network in Singapore. Which will benefit university researchers, especially in fast and documented access to research and scientific resources and cloud service providers in Europe, Asia, the United States and anywhere in the world without any geographic restrictions, and it will also allow KAUST scientists to use some high-performance scientific applications, including data transfer applications. Bulk batch, remote experiment control, and data visual analysis.

“This new upgrade is a quantum leap in the research and innovation environment at KAUST,” says Jason Ross, KAUST Executive Director of Information Technology, “and will greatly contribute to improving the research cooperation of our scientists with their peers in high-ranking research institutes around the world.”

This new connection speed in KAUST is an unprecedented speed in the Middle East region, and it is considered among the fastest in the world compared to the multiple communication packages with a speed of 100 Gbps commonly used in research and educational institutions in most parts of the world, and by taking advantage of this high capacity to transfer data; KAUST researchers will be able to circumvent bandwidth limitations that previously stifled collaborative research and stifled discoveries. Where it can now take full advantage of the computing power of the supercomputer Shaheen 2 in processing huge amounts of recent data in KAUST and around the world.

It is worth noting that before this big upgrade in connection speed, some KAUST researchers were forced to save their research data on hard disks and send it to their peers in other countries by airmail, and it used to take more than 24 hours to transfer a 100 terabyte data set, but with the capacity of the band New bandwidth of 400 Gbps; This will only take you 37 minutes.
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“KAUST” launches a new international communication line with a speed of 400 gigabits per second

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The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has upgraded its international line of communication of 10 gigabits per second to a new international communication line with a high data transfer speed of 400 gigabits per second; With the aim of facilitating university researchers’ communication with their international peers and supporting their international collaborative research.

(Mobily) undertook the task of providing KAUST with four dedicated communication circuits, each with a speed of 100 gigabits per second, as part of a long-term contract concluded with the university. The company owns a fiber-optic network in the Kingdom, in addition to marine fiber-optic network cables, which KAUST uses to communicate with Amsterdam and Singapore.

Professor Tony Chan, President of KAUST, said, “Global cooperation to advance scientific research is an essential component of everything we do and represent at KAUST, and by upgrading the speed of communication at our university we will be able to strengthen cooperation with partners around the world and continue to provide influential global research.” .

The new communication capacity consists of two packages, the first at 200 gigabits per second from KAUST to Amsterdam, and the second at 200 Gbps from KAUST to Singapore. Both packages connect the university with major research and education centers and networks in Europe such as SURF and NORDUnet, in addition to SingAREN in Singapore. Which will benefit university researchers, especially in fast and documented access to research and scientific resources and cloud service providers in Europe, Asia, the United States and anywhere in the world without any geographic restrictions, and it will also allow KAUST scientists to use some high-performance scientific applications, including data transfer applications. Bulk batch, remote experiment control, and data visual analysis.

“This new upgrade is a quantum leap in the research and innovation environment at KAUST,” says Jason Ross, KAUST Executive Director of Information Technology, “and will greatly contribute to improving the research cooperation of our scientists with their peers in high-ranking research institutes around the world.”

This new connection speed in KAUST is an unprecedented speed in the Middle East region, and it is considered among the fastest in the world compared to the multiple communication packages with a speed of 100 Gbps commonly used in research and educational institutions in most parts of the world, and by taking advantage of this high capacity to transfer data; KAUST researchers will be able to circumvent bandwidth limitations that previously stifled collaborative research and stifled discoveries. Where it can now take full advantage of the computing power of the supercomputer Shaheen 2 in processing huge amounts of recent data in KAUST and around the world.

It is worth noting that before this big upgrade in connection speed, some KAUST researchers were forced to save their research data on hard disks and send it to their peers in other countries by airmail, and it used to take more than 24 hours to transfer a 100 terabyte data set, but with the capacity of the band New bandwidth of 400 Gbps; This will only take you 37 minutes.

January 23, 2021 – Jumada Al-Akhir 10, 1442

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The fastest in the Middle East to facilitate communication with the university researchers with the world

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has upgraded its international line of communication of 10 gigabits per second to a new international communication line with a high data transfer speed of 400 gigabits per second; With the aim of facilitating university researchers’ communication with their international peers and supporting their international collaborative research.

(Mobily) undertook the task of providing KAUST with four dedicated communication circuits, each with a speed of 100 gigabits per second, as part of a long-term contract concluded with the university. The company owns a fiber-optic network in the Kingdom, in addition to marine fiber-optic network cables, which KAUST uses to communicate with Amsterdam and Singapore.

Professor Tony Chan, President of KAUST, said, “Global cooperation to advance scientific research is an essential component of everything we do and represent at KAUST, and by upgrading the speed of communication at our university we will be able to strengthen cooperation with partners around the world and continue to provide influential global research.” .

The new communication capacity consists of two packages, the first at 200 Gbps from KAUST to Amsterdam, and the second at 200 Gbps from KAUST to Singapore. Both packages connect the university with major research and education centers and networks in Europe such as SURF and NORDUnet, in addition to the SingAREN network in Singapore. Which will benefit university researchers, especially in fast and documented access to research and scientific resources and cloud service providers in Europe, Asia, the United States and anywhere in the world without any geographic restrictions, and it will also allow KAUST scientists to use some high-performance scientific applications, including data transfer applications. Bulk batch, remote experiment control, and data visual analysis.

“This new upgrade is a quantum leap in the research and innovation environment at KAUST,” says Jason Ross, KAUST Executive Director of Information Technology, “and will greatly contribute to improving the research cooperation of our scientists with their peers in high-ranking research institutes around the world.”

This new connection speed in KAUST is an unprecedented speed in the Middle East region, and it is considered among the fastest in the world compared to the multiple communication packages with a speed of 100 Gbps commonly used in research and educational institutions in most parts of the world, and by taking advantage of this high capacity to transfer data; KAUST researchers will be able to circumvent bandwidth limitations that previously stifled collaborative research and stifled discoveries. Where it can now take full advantage of the computing power of the supercomputer Shaheen 2 in processing huge amounts of recent data in KAUST and around the world.

It is worth noting that before this big upgrade in connection speed, some KAUST researchers were forced to save their research data on hard disks and send it to their peers in other countries by airmail, and it used to take more than 24 hours to transfer a 100 terabyte data set, but with the capacity of the band New bandwidth of 400 Gbps; This will only take you 37 minutes.





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