Research Networking

Research NetworkingThe current implementation of the Penn State Research Network consists of a central network core and edge (Brocade 6740) switches which were paid for by National Science Foundation CC­NIE Program (NSF 12­541). To ascertain the extent of the data movement problem, network research flows were monitored on the existing network and locations were identified where the largest data movements were occurring (e.g. from national atmospheric and environmental data sources to Walker Building, and from Huck Institute buildings to the Computer Building Data Center).