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Upgrading Campus Cyberinfrastructure

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:47

The University has been awarded a grant from the NSF's CC*IIE program for a campus networking infrastructure project. "Accelerating Science, Translational Research, and Collaboration at the University of Pittsburgh Through the Implementation of Network Upgrades" will bring new capacity and capabilities to Pitt research computing.

The NSF's "Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Infrastructure, Innovation and Engineering (CC*IIE)" program invests in improvements and re-engineering at the campus level to support a range of data transfers supporting computational science and computer networks and systems research. The program also supports network integration activities tied to achieving higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects.

The Pitt project includes:

  • 100Gbps upgrade to the R&E regional gateway (3Rox)
  • New capacity to the University Data Center for research data movement
  • ScienceDMZ design pattern to improve movement of scientific data flows allowing new modes of sharing and collaboration
  • Performance tools for monitoring and managing network traffic

Proposal Team:

  • Brian Stengel - PI (Information Technology - CSSD)
  • Dr. M. Michael Barmada- Co-PI (GSPH Human Genetics; Center for Simulation & Modeling)
  • Chris Keslar- Co-PI (Information Technology - CSSD)
  • Dr. Patrick Pisciuneri - Co-PI (Center for Simulation & Modeling)

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