LEARN & ESnet Link Up to Deliver 100-Gigabit-per-second Network Connectivity to Advance Research and Discovery

June 6, 2017

Lubbock, Texas - LEARN: Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN), and the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) teamed up in February 2017 to create a 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network path between LEARN and ESnet's backbone network.

The new path enables more direct, friction-free flows of data between researchers in Texas and their collaborators who are connected to ESnet, which connects tens of thousands of scientists at national laboratories and universities across the country, as well as collaborators around the world.

The direct IPv4 and IPv6 peering, established in Houston in February 2017, supports 100 Gbps of traffic between Houston and Dallas. LEARN members (http://www.tx-learn.org/members/) and affiliates can now connect at ESnet's highest speeds across the nation and overseas in support of education and research across all science domains. More