Cyberinfrastructure

CALL TO PARTICIPATE Collaboration and Visualization Over the Network

WHAT: The Ohio Supercomputer Center and Wright State University are co-sponsoring a one-day conference on November 10, 1997 on the topics of network applications for collaboration, visualization, and virtual reality.

WHY: The purpose of the session is to assemble representatives from Ohio higher education institutions and industry to share ideas on research in these areas and to facilitate the formation of working groups that could pursue opportunities for network experiments using the current infrastructure and through possible funded research.

OSC-Springfield Significantly Boosts Network Capabilities

OSC-Springfield (OSC-S) has implemented a network route change, advancing from a T1 to a new DS3 line. Network bandwidth has dramatically increased from 1.54Mbps to 45Mbps, a connection that is 30 times faster than the previous network.

OARnet, OSC's networking division, completed this installation to make OSC-S supercomputers accessible to the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Defense research laboratories, colleges, universities and area businesses.

Third Frontier Network Assists Homeland Security Through Real-Time, Interactive Training

Ohio’s Third Frontier Network (TFN), the nation’s most advanced research network, will assist the Great Lakes Educational Consortium for Homeland Security Training in regional first-response and anti-terrorism efforts. TFN initiatives that strengthen northwest Ohio’s defense efforts were highlighted today at Owens Community College.

Third Frontier Network Introduction and Historical Perspective

Ohio is positioned to become a national leader in networking and computing technologies with the deployment of the country’s first statewide fiber optic network for education and research. Called the Third Frontier Network, this new technology initiative of the Ohio Board of Regents is operated by OARnet, the Internet services division of the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

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