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10 Gigabit Ethernet Connects TransLight/Pacific Wave and TransLight/StarLight

TransLight/Pacific Wave and TransLight/Starlight are now directly connected through a 10Gigabit Ethernet lightpath connection. The connection, donated by Cisco Systems in support of the TransLight project, is deployed by National LambdaRail. TransLight/StarLight and TransLight/Pacific Wave are projects funded by the National Science Foundation under the International Research Network Connections (IRNC) Program of the Office of CyberInfrastructure.

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World's longest native 10Gigabit Ethernet connection established between Japan, and CERN Switzerland across research networks in United States, Canada, The Netherlands, and Japan

Engineers in Japan, Canada, United States, The Netherlands, and CERN Switzerland completed the worlds longest native 10Gigabit Ethernet circuit for the transmission of data from the Japanese Data Reservoir project to the CERN research center in Geneva, Switzerland. The length of this light path is approximately 18,500 km and spans 17 time zones.

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Amy PhilipsonWIDE, GLIF