Trojan Express Network II (TEN-II)

The Trojan Express Network II (TEN-II) project at USC builds on existing network infrastructure to provide the next generation of network services. The project will deploy the new network over existing fiber infrastructure, providing high data-rate services to at least six research laboratories across three USC facilities that are geographically dispersed around Los Angeles. This will enable significant new scientific research and education opportunities for multiple departments and research groups. Examples include projects that need access to large data flows from remote instruments, transfer of large data sets to or from national computing centers or cloud-based providers, and multi-institutional research and education collaborations that rely on the transfer of large data sets between partners in a timely and reliable manner.

Scientific research and education continues to be ever more data and compute intensive, and the demand for higher performance and more reliable data transfer will continue to grow over the next decade. The network is operated using Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology and provides access to the campus high-performance computing facility and to other institutions over regional, national, and international advanced research and education networks. TEN-II authenticates users using the same credentials that are currently used to access other IT services and interfaces with similar mechanisms under development by regional and national networks.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1341014.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Abstract for TEN-II

TEN-II Wins CENIC’s 2014 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental/Developmental Applications

HPC’s TEN-II Presentation at CENIC Above & Beyond 2014

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