Our clients include research and education networks, colleges and universities, and government agencies serving higher education, research, K-12 schools, healthcare, and environmental science and weather monitoring.
Learn more about each below.
Americas Lightpaths Express and Protect (AmLight ExP) enables research and education amongst the people of the Americas through the operation of production infrastructure for communication and collaboration between the United States and western hemisphere science and engineering research and education communities.
AMPATH (AMericasPATH) serves as the premiere interconnection point for network-enabled United States-Latin America and Caribbean science research and education. Through its exchange point facilities in Miami, Florida, high-bandwidth network services are available for U.S. and international research and education networks to extend participation to underrepresented groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. AMPATH works as a major research facility recognized by the U.S. National Science Foundation, supporting international e-science.
The Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON) provides a high-speed fiber optic backbone network throughout the state with 1Gb, 10Gb, and 100Gb Ethernet connections to its members, affiliates, national research and education networks, regional optical networks, and commercial service providers. The network consists of approximately 2,200 miles of long-haul fiber optic cable and about 85 miles of metro fiber in 24 cities and four neighboring states. ARE-ON's extensive reach allows institutions to connect, collaborate, and innovate within the organization's core agendas: education, telemedicine, research, and emergency preparedness.
The Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) refers to both the organization representing its members, and to the backbone network that connects the R&E networks of its member countries/economies to each other and to other research networks around the world. APAN members represent R&E network interests in the countries and economies of Asia and Oceania. APAN coordinates activities related to network technologies, services, and applications among its members and with its peer international organizations.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA OmniPoP NOC) is a fiber optic network collaboration between the participating Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions, connecting them to each other and to research hubs worldwide with very high-speed connectivity. This collaborative project knits together the members’ regional optical networks on collaborativelyowned fiber cable circling downtown Chicago. It provides multiple access points for researchers as well as the sort of redundancy that eliminates network downtime due to unforeseen fiber optic cable damage.
The Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRCC) is an organization of professionals developing, advocating for, and advancing campus research computing and data and associated professions. Current focus areas include building community among research computing and data professionals, connecting the broader research computing and data ecosystem, professionalization and workforce development, and defining stakeholders and shared propositions for the community at a time of accelerating change.
The Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) is an initiative designed to build a high-performance research and education infrastructure serving the Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia areas. CAAREN facilitates world-class research, education and knowledge sharing in the nation's capital.
CENIC connects California to the world advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. The nonprofit organization operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users, including the vast majority of K-20 students together with educators, researchers and other vital public-serving institutions.
The Connecticut Education Network (CEN) is America's first statewide K-12 and higher education network to be built exclusively using state-of-the-art fiber optic connections. Initially established in 2000, CEN provides a high speed, redundant, connection to every K-12 school district over 240 schools and over 170 public libraries in the state. These institutions that are on the front line of education reform use CEN to access the Internet, Internet2, iCONN, and thousands of other resources exclusively targeted to students, teachers, researchers, and administrators.
Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) is a broad-based, distributed community of data and information technology practitioners who come together to collaborate on coordinated interoperability efforts across Earth science communities. Participation in the ESIP Federation allows members to expose, gather and enhance their own in-house capabilities in support of an organization’s own mandates.
The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a high-performance, unclassified network built to support scientific research. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides services to more than 50 DOE research sites, including the entire national laboratory system, its supercomputing facilities, and its major scientific instruments. ESnet also connects to 140 research and commercial networks, permitting DOE-funded scientists to productively collaborate with partners around the world.
The Enterprise GENI Campus Trials will focus on operations, dynamic provisioning, and distributed monitoring. The GlobalNOC at IU will develop tools and procedures to integrate OpenFlow-enabled networks into existing campus operations. OpenFlow software makes it possible to conduct experiments on hardware already deployed in IU campus networks. In connection with other university campus trials, experiments in new network protocols and applications can run at scales not previously possible.
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded virtual organization that integrates and coordinates the sharing of advanced digital servicesincluding supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysisresourceswith researchers nationally to support science.
Since 2000, the Front Range GigaPoP has advanced the research and educational goals of research and education (R&E) participants in the region by establishing and maintaining a unique multi-state network infrastructure. The FRGP is owned and controlled by the FRGP participant research and education community. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) provides the management, engineering, and network operations center support for the FRGP.
The Great Plains Network (GPN) is a non-profit consortium aggregating networks through GigaPoP connections while advocating research on behalf of universities and community innovators across the Midwest and Great Plains who seek collaboration, cyberinfrastructure and support for big data and big ideas, at the speed of the modern Internet.
The Guam Open Research and Education eXchange (GOREX) will leverage the strategic geographic location of Guam and the major new fiber optic systems landing there by establishing an open R&E exchange to interconnect the existing, funded, and planned high capacity trans Pacific circuits. Its specific goals are to improve Pacific wide transport diversity and resilience in support of global R&E networks and facilitate greater access to global R&E networks by Pacific Island nations and communities.
Led by the IU School of Medicine, Precision Health is IU's big health care solution, established in 2016 with a $120 million investment by the school and the IU Grand Challenges program. The initiative incorporates the social sciences, ethics, education, data and computational sciences to enable people to better prevent, identify, treat and cure diseases across a person's lifespan.
The U.S. National Science Foundation's International Research and education Network Connections (IRNC) program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. High-performance network connections and infrastructure funded by this program are intended to support science and engineering research and education applications.
Internet2 is a non-profit, advanced technology consortium founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. It provides national, globally interwoven technology infrastructure and collaboration capabilities for the nation’s researchers, scholars, and learners. Internet2 exists to facilitate mission-critical technology services for U.S. higher education institutions.
The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a Pennsylvania based nonprofit corporation, provides broadband connectivity, fosters collaboration, and promotes the innovative use of digital technologies throughout the state. As Pennsylvania's only statewide research, education, and community network, KINBER provides network-based connectivity and services to over 135 organizations and programming to many more, including higher education, K12, healthcare, communities, libraries, public media, museums, government, non-profit organizations, as well as commercial organizations consistent with its mission.
Founded in 1931 on the belief that the biggest scientific challenges are best addressed by teams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and its scientists develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe. Scientists from around the world rely on the lab's facilities for their own discovery science. Berkeley Lab is a multiprogram national laboratory, managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The Louisiana Optical Network Infrastructure (LONI) is a state-of-the-art, fiber optics network that runs throughout Louisiana, and connects Louisiana research universities to one another as well as Internet2. LONI connects Louisiana's major research universities, allowing greater collaboration on research that produces results faster and with greater accuracy. LONI provides Louisiana researchers with one of the most advanced optical networks in the country and the most powerful distributed supercomputer resources available to any academic community with over 85 teraflops of computational capacity.
MAN LAN is a high-performance exchange point in New York City that supports layer 2 ethernet connections to facilitate peering among U.S. and international research and education (R&E) networks. The exchange point is built at 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York.
MCNC is a technology nonprofit that builds, owns, and operates the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), one of America's longest-running regional research and education networks. With over 40 years of innovation, MCNC provides high-performance services for education, research, libraries, healthcare, public safety, and other community anchor institutions throughout North Carolina. NCREN is the fundamental broadband infrastructure for 850 of these institutions including all K-20 education in North Carolina.
The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) addresses the increasing challenges in collecting, managing, serving, mining, and analyzing rapidly growing and increasingly complex data and information collections to create actionable knowledge and guide decision-making. MBDH captures special opportunities, interests, and resources unique to the Midwest.
NCAR was established by the National Science Foundation in 1960 to provide the university community with world-class facilities and services that were beyond the reach of any individual institution. NCAR provides the atmospheric and related Earth system science community with state-of-the-art resources, including supercomputers, research aircraft, sophisticated computer models, and extensive data sets.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. NIAID is one of the 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Trusted CI: the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is comprised of cybersecurity experts who have spent decades working with science and engineering communities and have an established track record of usable, high-quality solutions suited to the needs of those communities. The team draws from best operational practices and includes leaders in the research and development of new methodologies and high-quality implementations.
NetSage is an open, privacy-aware network measurement, analysis, and visualization service designed to address the needs of today's international networks. Modern science is increasingly data-driven and collaborative in nature, producing petabytes of data that can be shared by tens to thousands of scientists all over the world. The NSF-supported International Research Network Connection (IRNC) links have been essential to performing these science experiments.
The Networks for European, American, African, and Arctic Research (NEA3R) collaboration is a powerful, cross organizational project that provides services and bandwidth connecting researchers in the United States with their counterparts in Europe, Africa and the Arctic. NEA3R supports a system of over 600 Gbps capacity in logical circuits that are provided by partners around the world.
The North East Research and Education Network (NEREN), founded in 2003, is a consortium of nonprofit organizations that provide a fiber-optic network connecting and unifying the research and education communities in New York and New England. NEREN securely enables some of the most prestigious universities in the world to explore the global resources that utilize ultra-broadband applications.
As the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s enterprise network, N-Wave is built on partnerships and relationships among NOAA and the academic and state research network communities, connecting researchers to the data and resources needed to advance environmental science.
Founded in 1999, the Ocean State Higher Education Economic Development and Administrative Network (OSHEAN) is a non-profit coalition of universities, hospitals, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations dedicated to providing innovative Internet-based technology solutions for its member institutions and the communities they serve.
Since 1987, OARnet has delivered technology-based solutions that reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service. As a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), OARnet serves Ohio's education, health care, public broadcasting and government communities. Other members of the consortium include the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK).
Oklahoma Telecommunications Network (OneNet) is the comprehensive digital communications initiative of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education—and Oklahoma’s only statewide internet service provider. OneNet has developed and operated a statewide fiber backbone with an 100Gbps infrastructure serving Oklahoma’s largest research institutions. OneNet operates one of the two Great Plains Network 100Gbps on-ramps to Internet2, as well as directly connects to other statewide research networks through Internet2.
The Open Storage Network (OSN), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Schmidt Futures Foundation in 2018, is a distributed data storage service to support data sharing and transfer between academic institutions, leveraging existing NSF-funded cyberinfrastructure resources.
The University of Hawaii’s Pacific Islands Research and Education Network supports and expands the primary international research and education (R&E) network in the Pacific. PIREN fosters research and education (R&E) network capacity to interconnect Pacific Islands with each other and the global R&E network fabric by building on previous projects and relationships.
The Pacific Northwest GigaPoP (PNWGP) is a nonprofit corporation serving research and education organizations throughout the Pacific Rim. It provides cost-effective, robust, reliable, high-bandwidth, and high-capacity networking to support the missions of these organizations and the needs of researchers, faculty, students, and staff. PNWGP designs, implements, and manages a multi-state, high-bandwidth and high-capacity network specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of research and education communities.
Pacific Wave (PacWave) is a distributed, research and education (R&E)-focused, open internet exchange, providing high-performance connectivity among U.S. science and engineering R&E institutions and their international partners. PacWave enables large-scale scientific workflows to accelerate discovery in all areas of science and engineering, as well as scalable visualization, virtual reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
The Quilt is the national coalition of nonprofit U.S. regional research and education networks representing 43 networks across the country. Members of The Quilt provide advanced network services and applications to over 900 universities and thousands of other educational and community anchor institutions. Through the collaborative forum of The Quilt, member organizations have access to a broader set of expertise and knowledge than any single organization working on its own.
Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) provides services, resources, community support, and education for creating and sustaining science gateways. Science gateways are online interfaces that give researchers, educators, and students easy access to specialized, shared resources that are specific to a science or engineering discipline.
Southern Crossroads (SoX), also known as Southern Light Rail (SLR), serves the southeastern United States’ research and education community by providing high-speed, global connectivity and other commodity services. SoX also serves as the southeast connector to Internet2, ESnet and other major U.S. as well as international research networks.
StarLight is a switch/router facility for high-performance access to participating networks, and a true optical switching facility for wavelengths. Since 2001, StarLight management and engineering has been working with the international academic and commercial communities to create a proving ground in support of grid-intensive, e-Science applications, network performance measurement and analysis, and computing and networking technology evaluations.
The Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) is a consortium of 43 organizations throughout Texas that includes public and private institutions of higher education, community colleges, the National Weather Service, and K–12 public schools. The consortium connects its members and over 300 affiliated organizations through high performance optical and IP network services to support their research, education, healthcare and public service missions.
Since 1998, the TransPAC project has fostered collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region to improve networks in support of research and education, primarily funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. TransPAC supports not only transoceanic capacity but also provides services to advance large-scale international research efforts.
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Washington International Exchange (WIX) is a high-performance exchange point in McLean, Virginia, that supports layer 2 ethernet connections to facilitate peering among U.S. and international R&E networks. The exchange point is a collaborative effort of Internet2 and Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX).
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) addresses frontier scientific questions related to the coupled climate system—questions that are too large and too complex to be tackled by a single nation, agency, or scientific discipline. Through international science coordination and partnerships, WCRP advances our understanding of the multi-scale dynamic interactions between natural and social systems that affect climate.