ESnet, KINBER Peering to Enhance Network Capabilities to PA Universities

KINBER, the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research in Pennsylvania, and ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, announced today (Nov. 18)  the establishment of a new peering connection between KINBER’s PennREN network and the ESnet national network via Internet2’s AL2S service.

The new 10 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) based peering connection will allow for greater capacity, speed and enhanced research capabilities for several PennREN connected higher education institutions across Pennsylvania, including Swarthmore College, Drexel University, Pennsylvania State University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and Lehigh University.

Research applications that will benefit from this new enhanced connection include those in areas such as exascale computing; machine learning algorithms for matching theories, simulations and observations in cosmology; chemical imaging and other advanced Department of Energy-funded basic research in physical science.

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