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Thursday, May 28, 2009

NLR Selected for Large Hadron Collider Network

NLR announced today that it has been selected as a provider of 10-gigabit circuits linking U.S. institutions to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest and highest-energy accelerator, in Geneva, Switzerland. The project roadmap calls for introducing 40-gigabit and 100-gigabit technologies in the future to help facilitate the cutting-edge physics research made possible by the LHC.

“A robust and high-performance, highly available network interconnecting U.S. institutions and CERN is an essential resource for U.S. participation in the LHC experiments,” according to Harvey Newman, Professor of Physics at Caltech and Principal Investigator of US LHCNet. “NLR’s leading-edge optical infrastructure and long experience serving the research and education community were key factors in the decision to award NLR this contract. We also were pleased with NLR's flexibility and responsiveness in helping us to select the most cost-effective diverse routes between New York and Chicago.”

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