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The TransPAC project is a more than two decades-long collaboration in the Asia-Pacific region to improve networks in support of research and education, primarily funded by the US National Science Foundation. It supports not only transoceanic capacity but also provides services to advance large-scale international research efforts. It a cooperative partnership with the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN), and the Asia-Pacific Ring (APR) collaboration, which consists of Internet2, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), National Institute of Informatics (NII)/Science Information Network (SINET), Pacific Wave, Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), and the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE). The R&E networks included in the TransPAC Collaboration cover all of Asia.

IN@IU is well known through the community for it’s “more than just the network” approach to sustaining infrastructure, which is a theme of the new award as well. In addition to continuing support for a broad suite of large-scale science projects, including high energy physics, bioinformatics, and astronomy, TransPAC supports end-to-end data transfers for researchers in any field of science, and staff members will actively support the collaborations to use the network most effectively. Any group collaborating internationally will be able to contact the IN@IU team for this assistance. With its partners, TransPAC has the potential to directly and indirectly impact a significant portion of the NSF portfolio due to the ever-growing nature of today’s collaborative science, with people at multiple institutions in multiple countries bringing their specialized knowledge to bear on different aspects of a single research problem.

TransPAC also uses the NetSage measurement and monitoring tool, to understand not only the uptime of the circuits but how they’re being used. For more information, please see: http://portal.netsage.global.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award #1450904 and #2028495.