The National Laboratory for Applied Network Research (NLANR) has as its primary goal to provide technical, engineering, and traffic analysis support of NSF High Performance Connections sites and HPNSP (high-performance network service providers) such as the NSF/MCI very high performance Backbone Network Service (vBNS).
Funded by the National Science Foundation Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, NLANR is a distributed organization with three parts:
We report on relevant activities in High-Performance Networking in the "NLANR Packets" newsletter.
We also maintain a general Calendar of Events in High-Performance Networking.
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NLANR, initially a collaboration among NSF-supported supercomputer sites, was created in 1995 to provide technical and engineering support and overall coordination of the vBNS connections at the five NSF-supported supercomputer centers. The vBNS has evolved to become a "leading edge but stable" platform to enable the development and use of high performance applications by the broader academic research community. This, and the advent of other high-speed networks, caused NLANR's focus to expand.
Today NLANR offers support and services to institutions that are qualified to use HPNSPs -- high-performance network service providers -- such as Internet 2, Next Generation Internet, and STAR TAP.
NLANR pre '98 ~ Applications/User Support ~ Engineering Support ~ Measurement
This material is based on work sponsored by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreements ANI-9807479, ANI-9725292, and ANI-9720674. The Government has certain rights in this material.