Project Connects Pakistan to Global Research Community via High-Speed Network

<strong>Bloomington, Ind. &mdash; Oct. 28</strong><br />Indiana University, the National Science Foundation, the Pakistan Higher Education Commission and the European Commission have partnered to extend the NSF-funded TransPAC2 network managed by IU to connect scientists and researchers in Pakistan to their counterparts in the global scientific community. <br /><br />"This is another example of Indiana University&#39;s strategy to lead in the advanced research networks that connect the world of scholarship and discovery," said IU Vice President for Information Technology and CIO Brad Wheeler. "IU&#39;s Global Research Network Operations Center continues its fine work with the National Science Foundation, Internet2, National LambdaRail and other international networks to remotely manage these high-performance networks so critical to the advancement of global scientific research." <br /><br />The new connection was inaugurated during the recent Fall Internet2 meeting in New Orleans. Representatives from the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan participated in the meeting using the 155 Mbps connection from Islamabad to the EU-funded TEIN2 network, the NSF- funded TransPAC2 network and finally the Internet2 Network to reach New Orleans. The virtual participants from Pakistan were joined by virtual participants from more than 10 other countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt, India, Ecuador, Chile and Sweden. <br /><br />"I would like to congratulate all who have been involved in the development of this high-performance network connection," said IU President Michael McRobbie. "In today&#39;s global marketplace, advanced computer networks have become essential, and through this new network connection, we can expect even greater levels of international participation in…


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