Monday, July 12, 2010

Internet2 and NOAA to Build New Climate Research Network

Internet2 and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced plans for a new high capacity research network called "NWave" that will be built using 10 Gbps dedicated waves on the national Internet2 Network.

NWave, which is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will provide dedicated, high speed, and high capacity connection between climate and weather researchers and NOAA's key high performance computing sites across the nation.

Indiana University Global Research Network Operations Center (GRNOC) will provide 24x7x365 professional network support as it does for the Internet2 Network and other advanced research and education networks in the country.

"The Internet2 community is excited to be an enabler of NOAA's critical climate and weather research. The Internet2 Network will connect researchers across the country to the high-performance computing resources that are an absolute requirement for the kinds of distributed, collaborative environmental observations and analyses that will unleash the next wave of discoveries about our natural world," said Rob Vietzke, Internet2 executive director of network services.

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