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Sunday, January 23, 2011

99.99 - 100% Availability for December

December availability data validates the very high, carrier-grade performance of NLR's infrastructure. As published on NLR's website, NLR WaveNet (Layer 1) route availability was 100% and circuit availability 99.992%. NLR FrameNet (Layer 2) node availability was 100% and circuit availability 99.987%.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays to the NLR Community

On behalf of all of us at NLR, best wishes to our members, users and friends for a pleasant, restful holiday season and peace and joy in the coming year.

We look forward to an exciting 2011, and new opportunities to serve you by providing the world's most advanced, high-performance network infrastructure dedicated to U.S. research and education.

Friday, November 19, 2010

NLR at SC10: High-Powered Networking for 40+ Leading Research Groups

NLR was big presence behind the scenes providing a big chunk of the networking for SC10's powerful SCinet infrastructure, but also in the booths of more than 40 collaborators from some of the world's top research organizations. Here's a sampling of photos from the Exhibit Floor.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NLR team at SC10 - more pics to come

NLR again was a major provider of networking power for the annual Supercomputing conference. Here are Ken Goodwin and Bonnie Hurst of NLR's Experiments Support Services team at NLR's counter in the booth of NLR member Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Friday, November 12, 2010

NLR Powers Several Demos at GEC9

At the recent GENI Engineering Conference in Washington, DC, GEC9, NLR provided the network infrastructure for several demos, including one on 'NowCasting' by the University of Massachusetts and CASA, a NSF Engineering Research Center. NowCasting uses vast amounts of streaming data produced by geographically distributed experimental radar systems to detect in real time the shifts in weather patterns that can lead to severe weather.

OpenFlow, which uses networking capabilities from NLR, was used as a substrate for several of the plenary demos including Pathlet, SmartRE and Aster*x.

Abstracts for most GEC9 demos can be found at:
Thursday, November 4, 2010

NLR speaks at international ed conference

NLR's Kurt Snodgrass, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, spoke last week on the new, global TelePresence inter-network and the opportunities this presents for the research and education community at the 8th International Conference on Emerging e-Learning Technologies and Applications.

NLR TelePresence users Paradise Valley Unified School District outside of Phoenix and the Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia also presented.

For abstract and slides of Kurt's talk, see:
Thursday, October 7, 2010

Transcontinental Workshop - via TelePresence on NLR

The Technical University of Kosice (TUKE) in Slovakia and Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) outside of Phoenix recently co-hosted a two-week bootcamp on Cisco networking over TelePresence on NLR. Great demonstration of how TelePresence bridges distance and time zones.

Here's the view from TUKE, to three difference PVUSD sites:

And, the view of the participant in Phoenix of the instructor across continents and the big pond to Slovakia: