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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

NLR Partner Darkstrand Teams with NCSA

Heads up NLR business alliance partner Darkstrand announced a collaboration with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The joint effort will enable major corporations working with NCSA to shorten the path from discovery to product development by taking advantage of the advanced connectivity Darkstrand offers on the NLR network platform.

The collaboration agreement with Darkstrand complements Darkstrand's previously announced relationships with Calit2 at the University of California, San Diego; the New Mexico Computing Applications Center; the Ohio Supercomputer Center; the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center; and the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

40GigE Line Up, Tested for SC09

A native 40-Gigabit Ethernet wave is up and tested in preparation for Supercomputing (SC) 09. Runs between NLR's Seattle CRS-1, which is shooting a 40-GigE alien signal (no transponder) to the Seattle 15454, then to the Portland 15454 and back to Seattle.

This 40-GigE connection will be available to all interested NLR users for the conference in November.