TransLight/StarLight provides University of Illinois at Chicago with funds for two connections between the U.S. and Europe for production science: a routed connection that connects the pan-European GÉANT2 to the USA Internet2 and ESnet networks, and a switched connection that is part of the LambdaGrid fabric being created by participants of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF).

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Internet2 Network

Internet2 is a consortium of leading U.S. research universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies. Internet2 Network is its advanced national hybrid optical and packet network.
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The Energy Sciences Network is funded by the DOE Office of Science to provide network and collaboration services in support of the agency's research missions.
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This pan-European, multi-gigabit research network is co-funded by the European Commission and Europe's national research and education networks. GÉANT2 is managed by DANTE.
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National LambdaRail (NLR)

NLR is a nationwide multi-gigabit optical infrastructure for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications. It is a major initiative of U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies.
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SURFnet is the R&E Network of the Netherlands. SURFnet also manages NetherLight, StarLight's sister facility in Europe.
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TransLight is a 10Gigabit Ethernet lightpath connection donated by Cisco Systems and deployed by the National LambdaRail that directly connects TransLight/StarLight with TransLight/Pacific Wave.