There is a long–standing relationship between pan-European research and education networking and North American research networks, which has led to diverse transatlantic links being established in reciprocal arrangements between the two continents.
In this collaborative environment, GÉANT provides a 100Gbps link to New York. Links provided by GÉANT’s North American partners ensure that there is abundant capacity and no single points of failure,
enabling research and education traffic between the two regions to flow seamlessly.
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 of which are located in North America.
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.
GÉANT's North American partners
In Canada the research and education networking environment is provided for by
In the USA the key national organisations are
Indiana University and the NASA Integrated Services Network (NISN), each of which caters for a subset of the US research and education community.
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