National LambdaRail

National LamdaRail (NLR) is advancing the research, clinical, and educational goals of members and other institutions by establishing and maintaining a unique nationwide network infrastructure that is owned and controlled by the U.S. research community. Ownership of the underlying optical infrastructure ensures the research community unprecedented control and flexibility in meeting the requirements of the most advanced network applications and providing the resources demanded by cutting-edge network research. NLR aims to support experimental and production networks; foster networking research; promote next-generation applications; and facilitate interconnectivity among high-performance research and education networks NLR has acquired enabling technologies for its nationwide fiber optic infrastructure from Cisco Systems, which has provided optical DWDM multiplexers, Ethernet switches, and IP routers.

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Last modified on September 27, 2012