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[I2-NEWS] Internet2 Press Release: Nevada Higher Education institutions upgrade backbone capacity to 100 Gbps using Internet2 Network
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- Subject: [I2-NEWS] Internet2 Press Release: Nevada Higher Education institutions upgrade backbone capacity to 100 Gbps using Internet2 Network
- Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:09:48 +0000
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Liz Boten, , 720.379.9672
Nevada Higher Education institutions upgrade backbone capacity to 100 Gbps using Internet2 Network
WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 23, 2015--To meet the rapidly increasing needs of high-performance, data intensive research and collaboration, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) upgraded its core backbone network utilizing redundant Internet2, 100 Gbps (Gigabit per second) connections between NSHE’s main data centers located in Las Vegas and Reno.
The increased network capacity had an immediate impact on existing applications and collaborative research capabilities throughout the State, which include the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Supercomputer Center for Energy and the Environment (NSCEE), the Desert Research Center’s (DRI) extensive programs related to climate and the environment, and the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) earthquake simulation labs. The upgrades also pave the way for the System’s research campuses to support science DMZs directly from the core network to Internet2.
“The Internet2 connections establish a high throughput collaborative core environment and puts participating Nevada universities among the best-connected institutions globally,” said Steven Zink, NSHE Vice Chancellor.
Dual Internet2 connections support both Layer2 and Layer3 functionality, which allows researchers to collaborate directly with colleagues in a Layer2 point-to-point fashion or for specific projects in a standard routed fashion. The direct paths to Internet2 and the redundant 100 Gbps connection for the 450-mile core network between Las Vegas and Reno ensures a high-level of reliability.
“Nevada Higher Education Institution’s investment in increased network capacity has already benefited their advanced computing applications. More broadly, these connections will allow them to exchange the massive data sets associated with advanced education and research more quickly and in more meaningful ways with other universities,” said Rob Vietzke, vice president of network services, Internet2.
The NSHE network allows Nevada’s three principal research institutions to share technology infrastructure for research and collaboration (cyberinfrastructure) across the 110,000 square miles of the State as well as to serve over 106,000 students, including those at four-year and community colleges.
For more information, visit www.scs.nevada.edu
- [I2-NEWS] Internet2 Press Release: Nevada Higher Education institutions upgrade backbone capacity to 100 Gbps using Internet2 Network, Elizabeth Boten, 09/23/2015
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