National Science Foundation Network


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National Science Foundation Network

(NSFNET) A high speed hierarchical "network of networks" in the US, funded by the National Science Foundation. At the highest level, it is a backbone network comprising 16 nodes connected to a 45Mb/s facility which spans the continental United States. Attached to that are mid-level networks and attached to the mid-levels are campus and local networks. NSFNET also has connections out of the US to Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The NSFNET is part of the Internet.
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Also based on Sprint's TP4900, TP8000 and TP8200 components, the Kuwait University private network will eventually interconnect -- via the Kuwait national public data network -- with the National Science Foundation Network in the United States for cooperative research efforts.
Julius Chang, an EPA-funded researcher from the State University of New York- Albany, uses Cray Research systems located on the National Science Foundation network to develop and enhance the U.

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