"These two awards from the National Science Foundation continue to expand IU's role in leading some of the world's most advanced networks," said Brad Wheeler, vice president for information technology at Indiana University. "There is real synergy in staff expertise for managing these research networks at the state, national and international levels. IU's growing Networks group continues to demonstrate this synergy and effectiveness through these awards and contracts."
Dai Davies, general manager of DANTE, builder and operator of the GANT and TEIN3 networks, adds, "Research is a global activity and is becoming increasingly important for seeking solutions to many of the societal issues facing the world. GANT and TEIN3 together interconnect with networks worldwide to support collaborative research programs between Asian, European and U.S. researchers. The ongoing demand for capacity increases means close collaboration amongst operators of research networks is vital for cost and technical reasons. This new award to ensure continued and improved connectivity between the USA, GANT in Europe and Asia is welcomed and we look forward to this relationship enduring in the years ahead."
About the partnerships
IU will lead the TransPAC3 collaboration in partnership with APAN and DANTE via the TEIN3 project, and in coordination with Internet2 and numerous other R&E networks that will be interconnected through the project.
On the ACE Project, IU will serve as the lead institution and will work in partnership with DANTE
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