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Introduction

International Networking and Research Technologies @ IU are gearing up to provide engineering and application support, and service development for a trial 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) network connection between the US and Europe. The project is based on a $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) supplement to the NSF America Connects to Europe (ACE) award (ACI-0962973) which involved work primarily with Internet2 and DANTE to support several production 10 Gbps links. It will enable network engineers and end-user scientists with large data flows to better understand how 100 Gbps circuits can be used effectively over such long distances.

This project will support domain science application use of a new experimental, non-production 100 Gbps link that is maintained by a consortium of partners, including the ACE partners as well as ESnet, CANARIE, SURFnet and NORDUnet. A broad set of application communities is anticipating the necessity of 100 Gbps networking to meet their science goals and big data needs. This project will specifically work with a variety of domain science applications, including physics, biogenomics, and astronomy, to better understand the adaptations needed for efficient use of these much larger networks. The project will provide recommendations for future production implementation and use of inter-continental 100 Gbps circuits. For more information, please contact Principal Investigator Jennifer Schopf at jmschopf@iu.edu.

Appplication Science Partners (Use-cases)

Could your Big Data project benefit from a trans-Atlantic 100Gbps network? Why don't you explore your application's data transfer with our support?

Please contact Arvind Gopu at agopu@iu.edu for more information on a potential partnership!

Initial Kickoff Meeting/Workshop (Nov 18 2013 @ Denver, CO)

Agenda and Presentations available HERE.