My wife's lab is doing a project here in the US with collaborators in Singapore. They occasionally need to transfer a large amount of high-dimensional image data (~10GB compressed) across continents. With current technologies, what would be a good solution for this usage scenario?
I can think of a few but none of them seems ideal:
- Direct connection via Internet: transfer rate is about 500KB/s, also lacking a tool to handle errors/retransmissions.
- Upload to a common server or service such as Dropbox: painful to upload for non-US collaborator.
- Burning discs or copying to HDs and shipping through Courier: latency is significant, plus the extra work to make a local copy.
Update: neither party of the collaboration are tech-savvy users.