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 www.nlr.net for more information.
SOURCE National LambdaRail, Inc.