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Bandwidth Challenge SC|05 Award Winners
The 1st prize for the Bandwidth Challenge was awarded to the team from CalTech, Fermi and SLAC for their entry: "Distributed TeraByte Particle Physics Data Sample Analysis", which we measured at a peak of 131.57 Gbps of IP traffic.

This entry demonstrated high speed transfers of particle physics data between host labs and collaborating institutes in the USA and worldwide. Using state of the art WAN infrastructure and Grid Web Services based on the LHC Tiered Architecture, they showed real-time particle event analysis requiring transfers of Terabyte-scale datasets.

Awards were presented to:
  • Julian Bunn , CalTech
  • Harvey Newman, CalTech
  • Les Cottrell, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
  • Don Petravic, Fermi National Accelerator Center (Fermi / FNAL)
  • Matt Crawford, Fermi National Accelerator Center (Fermi / FNAL)
The 1st prize is $5000 provided by the Bandwidth Challenge sponsor Qwest.

We also honored two other Bandwidth Challenge entries with the awards below.

For "Most Innovative Use of New Technology" we recognized:
  • Jeremy Cooperstock and the team from McGill University, for their entry:
  • "Wide Screen Window on the World: Life Size HD Videoconferencing".
  • McGill used high bandwidth to reduce latency on their high definition video conferencing between Seattle and Montreal, so that two way synchronized interaction of musicians was truly possible.
For "Fastest IPv6" we recognized:
  • Kei Hiraki and the team from the University of Tokyo, for their entry:
  • "Data Reservoir on very-long-distance IPv6 / IPv4 network".
  • They achieved 6.84 Gbps peak traffic on IPv6.
Graphs of the traffic measured for each Bandwidth Challenge entry can be found at: http://scinet.supercomp.org/2005/bwc/results/summary.html. Bandwidth Challenge entries were judged not only on bandwidth, but also on their impact and relevance to the science and community they support.