A diverse networking environment
The North American research networking environment is more diverse than in Europe, with research networking connectivity provided by CANARIE in Canada, and four main research and education networks in the USA: ESnet, Internet2, National LambdaRail (NLR) and the NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN).
There is a long–standing relationship between pan-European research networking and North American research networks. The connections to North America are key in enabling research collaboration on intercontinental projects, and are particularly significant for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, a number of the data-processing centres for which are located in North America.
Transatlantic IP Connectivity to North America
Researchers in Europe can connect to their counterparts on the various North American networks via transatlantic IP capacity totalling 50 Gbps.
This connectivity is provided by the following diverse links:
*SINET and TWAREN, research and education networks for Japan and Taiwan respectively, also peer with GÉANT in New York.
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Dedicated circuits for guaranteed bandwidth and performance
Where projects and researchers need to exchange large amounts of data with their project counterparts in North America or have high performance requirements, GÉANT Plus point-to-point circuits can be provisioned to the CANARIE, Internet2 and ESnet networks.
This dedicated connectivity is carried on diverse links:
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Learn more about GÉANT's North American Partners
Click on the links below to learn more about GÉANT's North American collaboration partners:
National LambdaRail (NLR), USA
NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN), USA