Lee Ann • February 21, 2017
La Mirada, Berkeley, and Monterey, CA. The CENIC Board of Directors announced today that the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is now recognized as a CENIC Charter Associate. Charter Associates comprise the CENIC Board of Directors and set policy and guide the organization, as well as have full access to CENIC’s entire portfolio of networks and services.
“The Naval Postgraduate School has been an active member of the CENIC community for many years, and this recent announcement acknowledges the significant role that this distinguished institution plays in California, national, and international research communities,” said CENIC CEO and President, Louis Fox.
At NPS, four world-class schools oversee 14 academic departments that provide 85 master’s and 16 doctoral degree programs, as well as certificate programs to approximately 1600 resident students, including over 200 international students. In addition, NPS provides online education programs to nearly 1000 distributed-learning students worldwide. Three research institutes, multiple secure research facilities and 30 centers of excellence add to the wealth of NPS resources.
“Examples of how NPS uses the advanced networking services provided by CENIC range from NPS distributed-learning to the work of weather researchers, who are using our CENIC network to transfer very high-resolution weather forecast data sets,” said Joe LoPiccolo, CIO and Director, Information Technology and Communications Services. “Within the last month, we have been using our CENIC 100 Gbps High-Performance Research connection as part of the Pacific Research Platform. This will be increasingly important for our big data teams that must be able to share datasets on the order of terabyte size with external collaborators.”
About NPS | www.nps.edu
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the Depart of the Navy foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.
About CENIC | www.cenic.org
CENIC connects California to the world—advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth. This nonprofit organization operates the California Research & Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users, including the vast majority of K-20 students together with educators, researchers, and other vital public-serving institutions. CENIC’s Charter Associates are part of the world’s largest education system; they include the California K-12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, California’s Public Libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, and USC. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California.
About the Pacific Research Platform | prp.ucsd.edu
From biomedical sciences 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. To meet the needs of researchers in California and beyond, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to fund the Pacific Research Platform (PRP). The PRP integrates Science DMZs, an architecture developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), into a high-capacity regional “freeway system.” This system makes it possible for large amounts of scientific data to be moved between scientists’ labs and their collaborators’ sites, supercomputer centers or data repositories, without performance degradation.
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