New IU Computer Research Network Ten Times Faster Than Most

The network will not be accessible to the general public.

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The network will be usable by all higher education institutions in Indiana.

Indiana University computer scientists are preparing to launch a high-speed computer network which will transfer data at several times the speed of current connections. IU Associate Vice President of Networking Dave Jent, says the new network, called Monon100, is dedicated to research universities.

“The Indiana GigaPoP, which is the group which will operate the network is part of Indiana University, and supports research connectivity to all of the institutions in the state,  state higher ed, so Purdue, Ball State, Notre Dame, so both public and private schools will have access to this new network,” Jent says.

Jent says Monon100 is state of the art hardware which can be used to solve difficult computational and research problems.

“This sort of releases the barrier that they have today on existing network capacities. So you know this network is ten times faster than the networks we have today and this will allow for any of the sciences or other disciplines to, again, reduce that barrier of dispense between themselves and folks that they’re collaborating with.”

The network could launch as soon as March of this year. Jent says the public at large will not have access to Monon100.

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