100 Gbps connection to the Large Hadron Collider Open Network Exchange (LHCONE), a virtual private network of the LHC Community for example the German collaborator DE-KIT
2017 January 11
To provide the file server and the compute nodes with adequate network
bandwidth the 10Gbps network of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)  does not offer the
required capacities. KIT is a collaborator of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)  and their throughput
requirements are not able to become realised with the current network capacities. The upgrade of
the project GridKa/DE-KIT2 , the considerations leading to the upgrade as well as some of the problems
undergone while walking through the 100Gbps network upgrade are discussed.