Regional Heritage Meeting & FARNET 30th Anniversary Reunion July 07, 2016

Quilt members and current regional networks are invited to participate in the Regional Heritage Meeting & FARNET 30th Reunion October 19-20 in Philadelphia, PA. The Reunion is being led by the Internet Legacy Institute. Visit the FARNET Reunion page for more information. Please note: Online registration has closed, however if you have interest in attending, please send email to and you will be contacted.

16th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop June 30, 2016

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop which will be hosted by Internet2 on 29-30 September 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, USA. This is being held in conjunction with the Internet2 Technology Exchange 2016.

This workshop will bring together leading network personnel from around the world to collaborate and exchange knowledge on new lambda networking technologies, middleware and applications. The workshop will focus on global network architectures and initiatives, SDNs and SDXs, as well as the latest high bandwidth applications.

You can register, book accommodation and pay online at

More information is available at

KanREN Launches 100 Gbps HyperCore & 10 Gbps ResilientRing June 30, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28th, KanREN deployed two innovative networks designed to support the data sharing needs of modern research and education in the state of Kansas.

HyperCore is a dual-redundant, geographically diverse backbone with multiple 100 Gigabit connections shared by University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, and the University of Kansas Medical Center. ResilientRing is a dual-redundant, geographically diverse network of multiple 10 Gigabit connections at Fort Hays State University, Emporia State University, Pittsburg State University and Washburn University.

HyperCore and ResilientRing are interconnected at exit points in Wichita and Kansas City, providing 100 Gbps upstream speeds to Internet2, an advanced, international network of leaders in research, academia, industry and government. The networks are deployed utilizing a combination of fiber owned and operated by KanREN, KSU, KU, and KUMC and lit fiber from Kansas Fiber Network.

“HyperCore and ResilientRing represent two years of planning and collaboration with forward thinking universities throughout the state of Kansas,” said Cort Buffington, KanREN’s Executive Director. “Not only were we able to deploy a next generation network that will attract high-end research and innovative businesses to Kansas, but it was launched within budget and four days ahead of schedule. Early is an unfamiliar phrase in IT. We are proud we get to say it.”

“HyperCore and ResilientRing are invaluable to us as we continue to build connections between KU and the private sector,” said GR Underwood, President of the Bioscience and Technology Business Center at KU. “Modern innovations in technology and biopharmaceutical research rely heavily on the transfer of big data. KanREN has engineered a pipeline for data that will give us a competitive edge for the foreseeable future.”

Read the full article on KanREN’s website.