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National LambdaRail? and GENI

National LambdaRail? is a major initiative of U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies to provide a national scale infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications. NLR puts the control, the power and the promise of experimental network infrastructure in the hands of our nation's scientists and researchers. See  http://www.nlr.net for more information.

NLR is providing up to 30 Gbps of capacity on three different networks on NLR infrastructure. The bandwidth will be used by teams of subcontractors working with the GENI Project Office to integrate GENI prototypes.

At layer 2, NLR and Cisco are providing nondedicated prototype abilities on two unique network infrastructures: FrameNet and CWave. NLR's FrameNet will support up to 10 Gbps of nondedicated configurable Virtual Private Network services to GENI's Development and Prototyping engineering teams. Cisco's CWave will provide up to an additional 10 Gbps on a breakable, configurable MPLS network – a unique opportunity for teams to test prototype software on a national infrastructure.

"NLR was created to provide configurable, flexible infrastructure for bleeding-edge activities like GENI." states Tom West, CEO, NLR. "GENI's engineering teams will find just what they need in the variety of network services available via NLR – at Layer 2's FrameNet and CWave and at Layer 3's PacketNet. NLR, Cisco and NLR Regional Optical Network members are looking forward to working with GENI teams to accelerate the next-generation platform for experimentation in distributed systems and networking."

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