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SingAREN adds 100G connection to Internet2 network

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 by Elizabeth Boten
Tags: 100 gigabit Ethernet, Advanced Networking, Frontpage News

New connection enables collaboration with United States R&E networks

WASHINGTON, DC, April 27, 2016—To enable groundbreaking research using high performance computing, global extension of education programs and other advanced networking applications, the Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN) and Internet2 have completed a 100G direct connection between Singapore and the United States.

The 100G connection links the advanced national research and education networks in Singapore and the United States and creates a platform upon which other national, regional and global high performance collaborations can be built.

“Singapore’s strategic investments in biomedical research, high performance computing and genomics can be more fully realized with this new high performance collaboration with our partners in the United States,” said Dr. John Kan, SingAREN President. “This new 100G capability will accelerate research collaborations between University researchers in Singapore and the United States and also will enable our partnerships with commercial research organisations to flourish in a way that once wouldn’t have been possible. The possibilities are limitless.”

“Internet2 is delighted to have 100G connectivity with Singapore and surrounding Asian countries to support the delivery of education and research programs for Internet2’s University members and their global research partners. This capability enables our community to meaningfully engage, interact, and succeed in a global ecosystem, propelling innovation in research and education,” said Dave Lambert, Internet2, president and CEO.

The new 100G link spans the Pacific from SingAREN’s open exchange point in Singapore to Internet2’s open access backbone node in Los Angeles, California. In Singapore, it connects to National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC), Singapore, research institutes and institutes of higher learning. In the US, Internet2’s network interconnects with over 300 University members, as well as strategic corporate partners and other national research and education networks around the world. The Los Angeles node is also interconnected with Pacific Wave and the Pacific Research platform. The Singapore-Los Angeles Link also has future potential for 100G interconnections in Guam, allowing additional global collaborations to emerge for collaborators in Singapore, the US and other pacific nations.   

About Internet2

Internet2 is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.
 
Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 305 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.
 
Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, MI; Denver, CO; Emeryville, CA; Washington, DC; and West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

About Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN)

Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN) is Singapore's national research and education network. It is the sole provider of local and international networks dedicated for serving the Research and Education (R&E) community in Singapore.

SingAREN’s key objectives are:

  • Advocate and champion advanced network applications and technology in Singapore.
  • Be the platform of collective representation of the community of research and education networks (REN) in Singapore.
  • Facilitate cost-competitive adoption of advanced Internet technologies for Singapore RENs.

SingAREN’s members consist of the Institutions of Higher Learning, Government and network industry players.  SingAREN supports E-Learning, video-conferences and research data management across international boundaries.  SingAREN is also the Roaming Operator for eduroam, a secure wireless internet service developed for the international R&E community.

SingAREN maintains close working relationships with the Next Generation Internet community, such as APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network), Internet2 and TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network).