MORe-OFFN Facilitates Ground-Breaking Research at Regional Universities March 07, 2019

By April Goode
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is helping connect four new institutions into Oklahoma’s current dedicated research network. Providing regional universities with connections to Oklahoma’s Friction Free Network (OFFN) will increase research opportunities for more rural students and researchers across the state.

The Multiple Organization Regional OneOklahoma Friction Free Network (MORe-OFFN) is a new extension of OFFN, a 10 Gbps network ring that leverages OneNet’s existing network to provide research institutions with dedicated internet pathways to facilitate research that requires large data transfer and speed. This network improves research in Oklahoma by bypassing internet highways filled with traditional network traffic. [Read more at OneNet]

MCNC ushers in new era of leadership with governor appointees March 01, 2019

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Feb. 28, 2019) – MCNC, the non-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today announced that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed two community leaders to the MCNC Board of Directors and that Dr. A. Hope Williams has been named the new board chair for 2019. [Read more on the MCNC News Portal]

CENIC – Collaboration Kept Pepperdine Connected During Wildfires February 28, 2019

As the Woolsey wildfire surrounded Pepperdine University in Malibu, the campus’s primary internet connections burned. “A lot of lines went down,” said Pepperdine Information Technology Director Rita Schnepp. “Although our routing protocols automatically redirected traffic and kept us connected, CENIC and Pepperdine staff still had to make quick adjustments to make the most use out of our remaining bandwidth during the disaster. It happened very fast. I was impressed.” [Read the full article at CENIC – News | Blog]