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New web page undersea internet link will accelerate scientific cooperation between Brazil and Europe

Publicado em 18 setembro 2021

An EllaLink, a fiber optic cable that directly connects Fortaleza, simply in Cear, city of Sines, simply on the coast of Portugal, was inaugurated simply at the end of August by the scientific consortium BELLA.

As part of 2 procedures on the opening, the team performs the Center on Regional Analysis on So Paulo (SPRACE), a project linked to the Center on Scientific Computing of a São Paulo State University (NCC-Unesp), conducted a series about experiments to demonstrate a potential new cable perform, which should impact the scientific collaboration between like two Atlantic performers.

Dedicated to research in the field of high energy physics, SPRACE was created at 2003, with the support of a FAPESP.

During the experiments, data were transmitted between Thus Paulo electronic Lisbon, where The Laboratory on Experimental Physical Instrumentation on Particles (LIP), electronic is installed between Thus Paulo electronic as inst alaes perform European Center for Nuclear Research (Cern).

The tax on data transmission between So Paulo electronic and European research centers has reached the 25 gigabits per second, providing a gain about almost ten times over the current speed over transmission.

Currently, the connection between Cern electronic and SPRACE m through networks that connect Europe with cities over New York electronic Washington, in the United States. From d, data travels through Atlanta electronic then Arkansas, also in the United States, before arriving in Brazil (see map).

With the EllaLink cable, data travels for 6,200 kilometers across the Atlantic, at a depth that can reach 4,000 meters, from the Brazilian coast to Europe. With the path shortening, the pace for a data packet to travel from Therefore Paulo to the performing Cern electronic facility has fallen, in average values, from 0.256 second to 0.106 second, less than half performs the current value.

The demonstration involved electronic support for the infrastructure about two Brazilian networks, the São Paulo academic network, or Analysis and Schooling System at Thus Paulo (Rednesp), electronic the National Network on Electronic Teaching Research (RNP).

Funded by FAPESP, Rednesp called it up to ANSP 2020, having been the first national institution with web access. Using optical equipment developed by the Brazilian company Padtec, the data generated on servers at NCC-Unesp were transmitted to Rednesp’s network assets, installed in Equinix’s datacenter in the city of Barueri (SP).

Equipment over a network on the latest generation of an RNP and a RedClara were responsible for allowing the transmission between Thus Paulo and Fortaleza, where the hyperlink to the submarine cable performing the BELLA program is located. The transmission of the inauguration of the network was attended by the deputy minister of Science, Electronic Technology Inovaes, Srgio Freitas.

Among the European partners , the demonstration involved the Laboratory on Experimental Physical Electronic Instrumentation on Electronic Particles the National Infrastructure on Distributed Computing, both on Portugal, electronic of a multi-gigabit network GANT, the primary network on electronic teaching and research of a Europe.

In Latin America, there was support from a Latin American Cooperation on Advanced Networks (RedClara). The BELLA consortium formed by GANT, RedClara electronic RNP electronic invested 25 million in the cable, 2 of which 7.5 million was funded directly by RNP. The major part of the investment, estimated at 100 million, was funded by the pan-European equity fund Marguerite II. The new cable will allow fast electronic communication between seven European countries connected to RedClara.