LEARN, OneNet to be connected to Pacific Wave

With support from the National Science Foundation´s International Research Network Connections (NSF IRNC) program, two significant US research and education networks (R&E), Texas´s Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) and Oklahoma´s OneNet will be directly connected to the Pacific Wave International Exchange and its peering and science DMZ fabrics, the company said.

Pacific Wave supports a wide array of international and domestic cyber infrastructure-based scientific research collaborations which include: a pioneering multi-institutional science DMZ fabric that supports the Pacific Research Platform (PRP); an advanced Software Defined Exchange (SDX), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and related provisioning implementations (including ONOS and MEICAN, created by the national R&E network of Brazil, RNP); and number of other advanced networking and collaboration tools and components, some in production, others under development.

LEARN and OneNet will connect to Pacific Wave via the Western Regional Network (WRN). WRN is an R&E extension of Pacific Wave, created and supported by a collaboration of the major Western Regional R&E optical networks: Front Range Gigapop (CO and WY), New Mexico Gigapop, University of Hawaii, Pacific Northwest Gigapop (WA, AK, MT, ND) and CENIC (CA). WRN employs a dedicated 100Gbps wavelength-based network infrastructure, including “dark channels” provided by Internet2, that spans the West and also reaches Pacific Wave´s international exchange point collaborator, StarLight, in Chicago, thereby making most European R&E networks directly accessible to WRN participants.

OneNet, a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, operates the research and education network serving 100 percent of Oklahoma´s research universities, many of whom are eager to further leverage existing research, in areas like high energy physics, atmospheric science and predictive modeling, hydrology and water resources, machine learning, and genomic research efforts across the Asia-Pacific Region and the Americas.

Oklahoma is the home of the National Weather Center, a unique confederation of The University of Oklahoma, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state organizations that work together in partnership to improve understanding of events occurring in Earth´s atmosphere over a wide range of time and space scales. The scientific data collected, analyzed and generated within the programs housed at the National Weather Center are leveraged extensively globally.

The University of Oklahoma also operates the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC). Strong partnerships with the University of Kyoto University in Japan lead to the bi-annual International Symposium on Earth-science Challenges (ISEC). ARRC focuses on.

Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) is a consortium of 40 organizations throughout Texas that includes public and private institutions of higher education, community colleges, the National Weather Service, K-12 schools, and other public service organizations. LEARN member universities and facilities like the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sites (NOAA), and the National Weather Service (NWS), all of whom have significant international research portfolios will benefit from the partnership with Pacific Wave, to collaborate, share, and access computing and scientific data sets and global scale instruments across multiple scientific domains.

Pacific Wave, a project of the Corporation for Education Networking in California (CENIC) and Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), includes the following facilities and capabilities:

The Lonestar Education And Research Network (LEARN) is a consortium of 40 organizations throughout Texas that includes public and private institutions of higher education, community colleges, the National Weather Service, and K-12 public schools, and other public service organizations.

OneNet is the comprehensive digital communications initiative of Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Oklahoma´s only statewide Internet service provider.