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Drexel Joins Innovation Campus Project

June 1, 2013

The Office of Information Resources and Technology is pleased to announce that Drexel University has joined the Internet2 Innovation Campus Pilot with 30 other research organizations. As part of the pilot, IRT will provide innovative network technologies to both support science research and to enable a new generation of unique applications not possible with other network technologies. Drexel is currently the only pilot institution in the northeastern United States.

As part of its participation in the pilot, Drexel will upgrade its Internet2 campus connection from 10 Gbps to 100 Gbps during the fall term. Drexel will also establish a Science DMZ to provide continued support of high-performance computing and very large data transfers. (A Science DMZ uses equipment, configurations, and security policies optimized for high-performance scientific applications rather than for general-purpose academic and administrative needs.) The new University Research Computing Facility (see below) will be the first campus location with access to the Science DMZ.

For more information, see the Internet2 Innovation Platform FAQ. To find out more about Drexel’s participation in the Innovation Campus Pilot, contact Kenneth Blackney at Ken.Blackney@drexel.edu.