Search Magazine 
  
Article Index Next Article Previous Article Feedback to Editor ORNL Review Home Page

Networking for More Powerful Supercomputers

ORNL is building a high-speed fiber-optic link that will connect Laboratory supercomputers with those in Atlanta, Georgia, and Research Triangle Park near Durham, North Carolina. The network, which will be about 10,000 times faster than a traditional T-1 connection, is expected to be operating in early 2002.

According to ORNLís Bill Wing, this new network will connect to the Atlanta GigaPOP (a regional aggregation point at which high-speed networks can exchange data with each other), giving ORNL the ability to link with several other high-performance networks, including the Internet2 and perhaps the Supernet managed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In addition, the new network will serve as the core of a regional research network.

Beginning of Article

Search Magazine  
Article Index Next Article Previous Article Feedback to Editor ORNL Review Home Page

Web site provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Communications and External Relations
ORNL is a multi-program research and development facility managed by UT-Battelle for the US Department of Energy
[ORNL Home] [Communications] [Privacy and Security Disclaimer]