In partnership with UFIT’s Infrastructure and Communication Technology Services (ICT), UFIT’s Research Computing department established the Campus Research Network (CRN) as a high-bandwidth, low-latency Ethernet network linking major research labs and data centers within the University. The CRN is separate from the main campus network, dedicated to the movement of research data, and serves as a research DMZ.
The CRN backbone consists of dual 10 GbE links among primary endpoints with single 10 GbE links to several smaller laboratories. The CRN connects to the Florida Lambda Rail, from which Internet2 is accessible.
Florida Lambda Rail
Created to facilitate advanced research, education, and economic development activities in Florida, the Florida Lambda Rail (FLR) utilizes next generation network technologies and protocols to provide University faculty members, researchers, and students with access to resources around the world. The FLR is an independent research and education network owned and operated on behalf of the FLR partner institutions and affiliates as a not-for-profit, limited-liability corporation.
Internet2 is an advanced technology community, owned and led by the U.S. research and education community. It provides its member community with revolutionary network services, advanced technologies that enable services and achievements beyond the scope of any individual institution, and an unparalleled human network to make sure these technologies are fully utilized. More information about Internet2 can be read on their website.