Sunday, October 11, 2009

Level 3 and Internet2 to Carry LHC Data Trans-Atlantic

Level 3 Communications and Internet2 will provide trans-Atlantic data transport from Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to more than 1,700 scientists at 94 institutions across the United States. Under a newly announced agreement, U.S. LHCNet, Internet2 and Level 3 will connect a major network hub in New York City to the LHC in Switzerland. This connection will link to the Internet2 national backbone, ESnet and many regional networks to make LHC data accessible to U.S. scientists.

Specifically, the U.S. LHCNet provides dedicated, high-bandwidth connectivity between CERN and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Science Network (ESnet). The network also shares support in connecting the U.S. and Europe to many universities and laboratories -- called Tier 2 and Tier 3 sites -- where researchers will analyze LHC data. U.S. LHCNet is funded by the DOE Office of High Energy Physics and managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).


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