Moving data is an essential foundation of national and global science. The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) in Singapore challenged the academic and commercial sectors to test their software tools and products on the 100G advanced research and education network connecting NSCC Singapore with the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) in Australia, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Japan and StarLight in the USA.
Seven teams from the USA, Japan and international teams competed in this first edition of this Data Mover Challenge with each bringing a unique approach to the challenge of moving large science data sets. After two months of gruelling development and deployment of individual teams’ software, the results were announced at the SupercomputingAsia (SCA) 2019 conference on 13 March 2019 in Singapore:
- Overall Winner Award
Zettar Inc. (for achieving an amazing 68 Gbps transfer rate between Chicago and NSCC)
- Most Innovative Award
StarLight/iCAIR (International Center for Advanced Internet Research) team (for impressing the judges with their flexible framework to support large data transfers)