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StarLight International and National Communications Exchange Facility Table of Contents

StarLight International R&E Networks
StarLight National R&E Production Networks
StarLight Selected National R&E Testbed Networks
StarLight Other R&E National / Regional/ Local Production Networks
StarLight State R&E Networks
StarLight Commercial Networks
StarLight Accessible International R&E Production Networks
StarLight Accessible International R&E Testbed Networks


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StarLight International R&E Networks

ACE
America Connecting to Europe, U.S.

ASGCNet
Academia Sinica Grid Computing Network, Taiwan

AmLight / AMPATH / Florida LambdaRail
Americas Lightpaths, AMPATH and Florida LambdaRail, U.S.

CANARIE
Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, Canada

CERNET
China Education and Research Network, China

CERNnet
European Organization for Nuclear Research network (AS-513 at StarLight), CERN

CESNET / CzechLight
Czech Educational and Scientific Network and CzechLight, Czech Republic

CSTNET
China Science and Technology Network, Chinese Academy of Sciences

GARR
Italian Academic & Research Network

GÉANT
Pan-European network infrastructure serving Europe’s Research & Education community

GLORIAD
Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development, Global

GLORIAD-ENSTINET
GLORIAD and Egyptian National Science and Technology Information Network, Egypt

GLORIAD-KREONet2 / KRLight
GLORIAD and Korea Research Environment Open Network and KRLight, Korea

GRNET
Greek Research and Technology Network, Greece

KREONet2 / KRLight
Korea Research Environment Open Network, Korea

LHCONE
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Open Network Environment (Tiers 2 and 3), Global

LHCONE GARR
LHCONE (LHC Open Network Environment) on the GARR (Italian Academic & Research Network) infrastructure

LHCONE GÉANT
LHCONE (LHC Open Network Environment) on the GEANT infrastructure

LHCOPN
Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Optical Private Network (Tier 1), Global

Open Transit
Open Transit Internet, France Telecom, France

StarLight Network
StarLight / STARTAP facility private network for interconnectivity, U.S.

SURFnet / NetherLight
Dutch Higher Education and Research Network and NetherLight, The Netherlands

TWAREN / TaiwanLight
Taiwan Advanced Research and Education Network and TaiwanLight, Taiwan

UNAMnet
National Autonomous University of Mexico Research and Education Network, Mexico

USLHCNet
U.S. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Network, U.S.

StarLight National R&E Production Networks

DREN
U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Research and Engineering Network, U.S.

ESnet SDN
ESnet Science Data Network (SDN), U.S.

ESnet5
ESnet5 100Gbps routed national network

Internet2 AL2S
Internet2 Advanced Layer 2 Service, U.S.

Internet2 ION
Internet2 Interoperable On-demand Network (ION), U.S.

Internet2 IP Network
Internet2 Research & Education Network, U.S.

Internet2 NDDI / OS3E
Internet2 Network Development and Deployment Initiative (NDDI) / Open Science, Scholarship and Services Exchange (OS3E), U.S.

Internet2 TR-CPS
Internet2 TransitRail-Commercial Peering Service (TR-CPS), U.S.

N-WAVE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research Network, U.S.

NIH Network
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) network, U.S.

NISN
NASA Integrated Services Network, U.S.

UltraLight
U.S. High-Energy Physics consortium’s Ultrascale Information System for Data Intensive Research

USGSnet
United States Geological Survey Network

StarLight International / National / Regional / Local R&E Testbed Networks

Advanced International Network Research Testbed
Advanced International Network Research Testbed

ANA-200G
Advanced North Atlantic 100Gbps Ring (200G) for Research & Education

ESnet 100G Testbed
U.S. Department of Energy ESnet 100G national testbed, U.S.

ExoGENI - ESnet - StarLight - ANA-200G - SURFnet/NetherLight 200/100/40 Gbps Testbed
Multi-100 Gbps Transatlantic Testbed for ExoGENI Trials

GENI Mesoscale Network
NSF Global Environment for Network Innovations Layer 2 Network, U.S.

GLIF AutoGOLE Testbed
GLIF Open Lightpath Exchange (GOLE) automation

HECN
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center High-End Computer Network (HECN) R&D Network, U.S.

HPDMnet
Global research consortium’s High Performance Digital Media Network, Global

iGENI
International Global Environment for Network Innovations (iGENI), U.S.

IOFnet
International OpenFlow network, Global

JGN-X
Japan Next-Generation Network eXtreme Testbed, Japan

OMNInet
U.S. research consortium’s Optical Metro Network Initiative (OMNInet), U.S.

Open Science Data Cloud Network
Open Science Data Cloud national research testbed, U.S.

Petascale Science 100Gbps Testbed
Multi-institutional national 100 Gbps testbed for petascale science, U.S.

Research On Demand Network OPn Advanced 100 Gbps Testbed
Connecting Ciena Research Lab in Ottawa via CANARIE to StarLight, and StarLight to Ciena in Hanover, MD

StarLight Other National / Regional / Local R&E Production Networks

MREN
Midwest consortium Metropolitan Research and Education Network (MREN), U.S.

BOREAS
Midwest consortium Broadband Optical Research, Education and Sciences Network, U.S.

CCAnet
Columbia College Advanced Network, U.S.

CMHnet
Children's Memorial Hospital Network, U.S.

ESnet ChiExpress
Chicago 100Gbps Metropolitan Area Network ring connecting ESnet, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermilab, U.S.

Fermi LightPath
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Lightpath, U.S.

MPEAnet
Metropolitan Pier and Exhibition Authority Network, U.S.

Northern Tier Network Consortium
Research and education network serving institutions in the upper-northwestern states, U.S.

NorthernWave
A peering exchange facility connecting Pacific Wave in Seattle with StarLight in Chicago, U.S.

Oak Ridge Network
Oak Ridge National Laboratory advanced network, U.S.

OMNIPoP
CIC Regional network, U.S.

PNWGPnet
Pacific NorthWest GigaPoP Network, U.S.

Southern Light Rail
Southern Light Rail (SRL) regional research network, U.S.

XSEDE
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), U.S.

StarLight State R&E Networks

HealthNet Connect
Iowa Health System’s HealthNet connect network, Iowa

I-Light
State of Indiana’s optical fiber network for higher education, Indiana

I-WIRE 2
State of Illinois Wired / Wireless Infrastructure for Research and Education, Illinois

ICCN
University of Illinois Intercampus Communications Network, Illinois

ICCnet
Illinois Cloud Consortium pilot K-12 program, Illinois

Illinois Century Network
Illinois Century Network (ICN) Research and Education Network, Illinois

Illinois Rural HealthNet
Illinois Rural HealthNet, Illinois

IllinoisWave
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

MERIT
Merit Network, Michigan

MiLR
Michigan LambdaRail (MiLR), Michigan

Monon100
Indiana 100Gbps Research and Education Network

NIUnet
Northern Illinois University R&E Network, Illinois

OARNET
Ohio Academic Resources Network, Ohio

PeoriaNEXT
Peoria NEXT for regional economic development, Illinois

UMNnet
University of Minnesota Network, Minnesota

UNDnet
Notre Dame University R&E Network, Indiana

WiscWave / WiscNet
University of Wisconsin-Madison optical network; Wisconsin Research and Education Network, Wisconsin

StarLight Commercial Networks

AT&T

CenturyLink

Cogent Communications

Level3 Communications

Lightower
Vishal Patel
Sales Director, Midwest
Office: 312-955-2467
Mobile: 312-919-2878
VPatel @ lightower.com

RCN

Sunesys
Dave Cushing
Sales Director, Midwest
Office: 312-763-2225, x2323
Mobile: 248-760-0326
DCushing @ sunesys.com

Zayo Group

StarLight Accessible International and National R&E Production Networks
While not directly connected to StarLight, these networks are closely integrated via other R&E networks.

AARNet-SXTransPORT
Australian Advanced Research Network in cooperation with Southern Cross Cable Networks, Australia

CENIC
Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, U.S.

CERN / TIFR
CERN / Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), CERN / India

CUDI
Corporacion Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet, Mexico

HARNET
Hong Kong Academic and Research Network, Hong Kong

i2CAT-CATLight
Internet2 Catalonia and CATLight, Barcelona

IceLink
Transatlantic polar network linking the U.S., Canada, Greenland, and the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland), Global

Innova-Red
Argentina Research and Education Network, Argentina

JANET
United Kingdom Education and Research Network, U.K.

KAUST
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

KOREN / APII / JGN-X
Asia Pacific Information Infrastructure Testbed (APII) managed by Korea Advanced Research Network (KOREN) and the Japan Gigabit Network - eXtreme testbed (JGN-X), Asian

KyaTera-Fapesp
Sao Paulo state research funding foundation (Fapesp) optical network (KyaTera), Brazil

NORDUnet / NorthernLight
Nordic research community Nordic and international network, in collaboration with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and NorthernLight, Nordic Countries

Pacific Wave
U.S. Pacific West coast international peering exchange facility, U.S.

PIONIER
Polish optical network, Poland

RedCLARA
Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks, Latin America

REUNA
Chile Research and Education Network, Chile

RNP / SouthernLight
Brazil National Education and Research Network and SouthernLight, Brazil

RNP-Ipe
Brazilian National Education and Research Network multi-gigabit backbone, Brazil

RNP-CPqD-GIGA
RNP / CPqD experimental optical network, Brazil

SingAREN / SingLight
Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network and SingLight, Singapore

TransPAC3 / APAN
Asia-U.S. High-Performance International Networking and the Asia Pacific Advanced Network

StarLight Accessible International and National R&E Testbed Networks

GEMnet
NTT Global Enhanced Multifunctional Network, Japan