Super High Speed Lanes
The University of Missouri (Mizzou) has quietly moved into the fast lane in its technological history. On November 12, 2014, the Columbia campus directly connected to the national Internet2 network at 100GE (gigabit Ethernet). That’s 100 billion (100,000,000,000) bits per second or more than 100-1,000 times faster than typical wired network connections available today.
Mizzou becomes only the 22nd organization that has achieved this level of capacity (see: I2 Advanced Networking Services). This capability will be demonstrated during the Supercomputing Conference 2014 being held in New Orleans next week (Nov 16-21).
Of additional note, the University’s connection is directly on the national network pathway between Chicago to Kansas City via St Louis and Columbia. It is anticipated that this milestone will enable researchers to collaborate with their peers around the country and beyond with the latest technology available today.
— November 14, 2014