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Welcome to Pacific Wave

Pacific Wave is a wide-area advanced networking facility that is designed to provide research and education networks throughout the Pacific Rim and the world with access to separate but interrelated state-of-the-art peering and exchange, ‘Science DMZ’, Software Defined Exchange (SDX) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities. Pacific Wave includes the following services on their own dedicated but interconnected wavelengths:

Pacific Wave is a joint project of CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), and is operated in collaboration with the University of Southern California and the University of Washington. It is the official USA National Science Foundation funded interconnection and peering facility and SDX exchange for Pacific Rime networks. 

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Pacific Research Platform

From biomedical data to particle physics, today nearly all research and data analysis involves remote collaboration. In order to work effectively and efficiently on multi-institutional projects, researchers depend heavily on high-speed access to large datasets and computing resources. The PRP integrates the Science DMZ architecture into a high-capacity regional “freeway system,” making it possible for large amounts of scientific data to be moved between scientists’ labs and their collaborators’ sites, supercomputer centers or data repositories, even in the cloud. Click here for more on the PRP >


Pacific Wave is a project of CENIC & Pacific Northwest Gigapop.