National LambdaRail Provides 100 Gigabit Connection for NOAA at Supercomputing 2011

Next Generation Research Capabilities Will Be Demonstrated Using Cisco Technology and NLR Transport Network

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SEATTLE--()--National LambdaRail (NLR), the leading research and education high performance communications network in the United States, today announced that it is providing 100 gigabit per second connectivity for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) presence at SC11, the global supercomputing conference being held here this week at the Washington State Convention Center.

NLR is able to provide these services in partnership with Cisco, whose ASR 9000 Series router system and ONS 15454 optical transport platform power the 100G network. Cisco supplied the networking equipment in support of NOAA’s activities at SC11.

“Together with Cisco, NLR is determined to provide its clients, like NOAA and the national research community, with the data transmission capabilities they need to stay ahead of the curve in a competitive global science marketplace,” said Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, chairman and CEO of National LambdaRail. “This demonstration underscores our firm commitment to dedicated, high performance communications support for science.”

NOAA will showcase its use of next generation high bandwidth services at SC11 (Booth 903). The demonstration is an example of NOAA’s commitment to technology that supports the rapid growth of new applications and services in the international scientific community.

"Data intensive science is impacting many fields of study such as climate change, nuclear physics, and genomic medicine,” said Surya Panditi, senior vice president and general manager, Core Technology Group. “Cisco is committed to delivering the end-to-end architecture and networking intelligence that will enable high performance computing applications and advance scientific discovery and scholarship."

About NLR

National LambdaRail is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded by the research and education community. It connects over 280 universities and federal laboratories, which use NLR’s 12,000 miles of high performance optical fiber in the United States and its connections to overseas networks for leading edge research. Users include NASA, NOAA and NIH. NLR creates opportunities for collaboration, innovation and commercialization among the global research community as well as public and private partners. It also provides customized support for individual researchers and projects. For more information please visit www.nlr.net.

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National LambdaRail
Jen Hodson
310-405-7539
jhodson@nlr.net

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National LambdaRail
Jen Hodson
310-405-7539
jhodson@nlr.net