Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ESnet and Partners to Create First 100 Gbps Research Link Across Atlantic


Six of the world’s leading research and education networks – ESnet, Internet2, NORDUnet, SURFnet, CANARIE and GÉANT will be working hard to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for research and education.
 The project, called the “Advanced North Atlantic 100G Pilot” or ANA-100G, is aimed at stimulating the
Greg Bell
market for 100 Gbps intercontinental networking and advancing global networks and applications to benefit research and education. “We believe scientific progress should be unconstrained by network capacity or geography – by the location of instruments, data, or people,” said ESnet Director Greg Bell. “This exciting pilot project is an important step in making that vision a reality, especially for research collaborations that span the Atlantic. We look forward to using the new link to test innovative applications, architectures, and workflows.”

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