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GIGAPOPGigabit Points of Presence
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My advice is to see if there is an institution in your area that owns a GigaPoP and partner with them for broadband service," says Mark Reynolds, associate director of information technology at UNM.
This relationship with TEIN*CC further emphasizes the vital role Pacific Wave plays among advanced research and education networks," adds Pacific Northwest Gigapop CEO Ron Johnson.
The Pacific Northwest Gigapop is a nonprofit corporation serving research and education organizations throughout the Pacific Rim.
The Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) is a multi-state gigaPoP consortium governed by Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the University of Maryland with its membership drawn from universities, federal research labs, and non-profit institutions in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas.
MAX, or Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, is a GigaPoP organization founded in 1999 by the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and Virginia Tech.
Using Ciena's ActivFlex 6500 and ActivSpan Common Photonic Layer, the demonstration originates from Chicago's StarLight GIGApop and includes uncompressed HD video data streams from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) and other sources, along with the CANARIE applications.
KINBER's founding members include: the Association for Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania; Bucknell University; Carnegie Mellon University; Drexel University;; the Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania; Lehigh University; the Mid-Atlantic Gigapop for Internet2 (MAGPI) at the University of Pennsylvania; the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges; the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; Pennsylvania State University; the Three Rivers Optical Exchange (3ROX) at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center; the University of Pennsylvania; and the University of Pittsburgh.
Beginning with its support of Internet2's Abilene network, now known as Internet2 Network, the GlobalNOC has since expanded with the community to support the TransPac2 network, National LambdaRail (NLR), the MANLAN research exchange point in New York City, Indiana's I-Light, The Indiana GigaPoP, the TeraGrid's IPGrid network, and the CIC OmniPoP in Chicago, among others.
A joint project between CENIC and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop in collaboration with the University of Washington, Pacific Wave creates a new peering paradigm by removing the geographical barriers of traditional peering facilities.
MAGPI (Mid-Atlantic Gigapop for Internet2) implemented a CN 4200-based network to support high-performance network connectivity among multiple research labs located at Princeton University's Forrestal Campus and the U.