National LambdaRail Infrastructure Provides Most Wide Area Network Connections for SC 05 Conference

First-ever 40 Gbps WAN IP connection enables Grid computing and next

generation collaboration at leading-edge conference

Nov 09, 2005, 00:00 ET from National LambdaRail, Inc.

    CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- National LambdaRail, Inc.'s (NLR)
 unique leading-edge infrastructure is providing more bandwidth than any other
 nationwide network for the SC|05 conference in Seattle, Washington beginning
 on November 13. NLR is a major initiative of U.S. research universities and
 private sector technology companies. SC|05, the premier international
 conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, will
 showcase how these technologies lead to advances in research, education and
     More than 240 gigabits-per-second of networking capacity over 24
 individual wavelengths of the NLR infrastructure are being used for SC|05,
 including the first-ever 40 gigabit-per-second capable wide-area link
 specifically established for SC|05, which is being provided in partnership
 with Cisco Systems.
     Network connectivity for the conference includes ten wavelengths being
 provided by NLR and its partner Cisco Systems, as well as 14 NLR wavelengths
 already acquired and in use by CENIC and PNWGP (5); Internet2 (2); Oak Ridge
 National Laboratory (4); the U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet (1); and the
 University of California, San Diego and the University of Illinois, Chicago
     Because NLR owns the underlying optical fiber and networking equipment, it
 is able to flexibly provision connections for SC|05 with more than 150,000
 times the capacity of typical home broadband to support demonstrations in
 areas such as Grid computing, visualization, and collaboration, as well as
 next generation networking development.
     "We are pleased that the NLR infrastructure is the wide area networking
 choice for some of the most demanding applications being demonstrated at the
 SC conference this year," said Tom West, CEO of NLR. "NLR is committed to
 providing the research and education community the power and flexibility of
 next-generation IP and optical networking technologies, and the SC conference
 is an ideal opportunity to see these capabilities in action."
     NLR's WaveNet, FrameNet, and PacketNet services provide nationwide
 cutting-edge wavelength, Ethernet, and IP based services for NLR members and
 sponsored users. The NLR infrastructure enables dedicated production and
 experimental networks to exist side-by-side yet remain physically and
 operationally separate. The infrastructure simultaneously supports cutting-
 edge network research as well as ambitious scientific projects that require
 guaranteed levels of networking reliability, availability, and performance.
     About National LambdaRail
     National LambdaRail, Inc. (NLR) is a major initiative of U.S. research
 universities and private sector technology companies to provide a national
 scale infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking
 technologies and applications. NLR puts the control, the power and the promise
 of experimental network infrastructure in the hands of our nation's scientists
 and researchers. Visit for more information.

SOURCE National LambdaRail, Inc.