CenturyLink, LGS to upgrade DoD’s DREN network to 40G
June 8, 2015
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and its government systems partner LGS Innovations have been tapped by the Department of Defense (DoD) to upgrade the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) to support 40 Gbps at five of its supercomputing locations.
DREN is a far-reaching fiber network that links five DoD supercomputing facilities to 4,300 scientists at more than 150 agencies and research sites within the United States.
Delivering a mix of Ethernet, IP and optical wavelength services, DREN currently offers speeds from 50 Mbps to 40 Gbps, depending on the particular site.
One of the first sites that will get the 40 Gbps connection will be the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, which operates national test facilities for the rocket engine propulsion programs.
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