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U.S. city gets one of the world's fastest networks... for a week

Lucky Salt Lake. The annual conference of Super Computing is bringing 800Gbps of bandwidth with it to the mid-size Utah city.

By November 10, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 840: A box of evil

Hey, this sounds like a good idea! Create an artificial intelligence that's the incarnation of pure evil and immorality. You know, just to "study" it. It'll never get out. (Ugh.)

By October 28, 2008


Funding, bandwidth awarded to lay new series of tubes

Project to reconstruct the inner workings of the Net has received $12 million from the National Science Foundation and bandwidth from two tech groups.

By July 31, 2008


Photo: National LambdaRail Architecture

NLR is a consortium of 18 universities and research groups building the first nationwide optical network owned and operated by researchers.

October 11, 2004


Internet2 races 10 times faster

A 10-fold increase in network speeds is just the beginning for the research-oriented network.

By October 11, 2007


High-speed academic networks to merge

Internet2 and National LambdaRail plan to combine their efforts in order to facilitate research at universities.

March 19, 2007


Innovations battle natural calamities

Scientists hope integrating cutting-edge technology projects will help predict and mitigate natural disasters.

By December 9, 2005


Google wants 'dark fiber'

Job listing spotlights vague plan to develop global fiber backbone. But why?

By January 17, 2005


Year in review: Networking gets secure

Security was the networking buzzword in 2004 as larger players gobbled up smaller ones and big ideas about network protection were born.

January 3, 2005


Blazing a new data speed record

Three DVD movies a second? Yes, but the networking technology will also enable scientists to exchange huge data files.

By November 30, 2004