TransPAC3, an extension of the current TransPAC2, will facilitate direct U.S.-Asia research interactions. Moreover, TransPAC3 will expand opportunities for U.S. research collaborations across all regions of Asia, thanks to the network's ability to reach a greater number of countries and deploy higher capacities.
Similarly, the ACE Project, which consists of a cooperative partnership with DANTE and the GANT community of more than 34 national research and education networks, will provide significant economies of scale in trans-Atlantic connectivity and support a broad community of users through the deployment of bandwidth between Europe and the U.S.
Both of these connections will have an immediate impact on the global research environment and will pave the way for future service and technology advances.
"Our goals are to competently support current needs and also to extend the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific exchanges into further scientific fields and disciplines and geographic regions," said IU Director of International Networking James Williams, principal investigator for both the ACE and TransPAC3 projects. "Bandwidth procurement alone is not the purpose of the projects. Technical and operational collaboration and planning are critical in supporting science and engineering research. Education and research collaboration between the U.S., European, and Asian communities is our overarching mission."
One way in which this award will support the overarching mission of education is through the utilization of IU's Gerald L. Bepko Internship Program, which aims to identify, connect and work with students in populations that are under-represented in information technology. The funding from this award will provide undergraduates in the Bepko program an opportunity to work alongside IU network experts and gain real-world experience on an international scale.
This award will also provide much-needed supp
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