NLR User Perspectives
- "NLR is an indispensable partner for GLORIAD, with NLR often handling the bulk of GLORIAD traffic between the U.S. and China, Korea, Russia and other participating countries," said Greg Cole, Principal Investigator, U.S. GLORIAD. "NLR enables us to ensure scientists depending on GLORIAD get the network performance and reliability they need."
- No other country in the world has anything like NLR where researchers can procure bandwidth easily, apolitically and at a highly cost-effective price point," said Tom DeFanti, research scientist at Calit2 at UC San Diego.
- "NLR is a long-standing, close partner for us, providing the 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GE) circuits for the Open Cloud Testbed which was the platform for our SC09 demo and which continues to be the testbed for our cloud standards work," said Robert Grossman, Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Computing at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Managing Partner of the Open Data Group.
- "NLR's platform and responsiveness to our particular requirements exceeded our expectations. The loss-less quality of NLR networks and its management was essential to win the award," said Professor Kei Hiraki, head of the University of Tokyo's Data Reservoir Project.
"Our plan is to fully globalize our curriculum offerings beginning with science and math. Our students routinely work with top scientists not only from Georgia's Tier-1 research universities but also from across the country and soon around the world, thanks to National LambdaRail's high-speed, national network backbone," according to Ed Morrison, Director, Information Technology, Barrow County Schools.
- "NLR has consistently provided reliable and responsive service to help ensure the success of the many research projects which access TACC resources from across the country and around the world," according to Tommy Minyard, Director of Advanced Computing Systems at TACC.
- "NLR played a pivotal role ensuring that we had the bandwidth we needed to support our leading-edge data transfer goals, paving the way for next-generation networks and the next round of scientific discoveries at the LHC in the coming years." said Harvey Newman, Caltech professor of physics, head of the HEP team and co-lead of U.S. Large Hadron Collider network (US LHCNet), and chair of the US LHC Users Organization.