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Welcome to Pacific Wave

Pacific Wave is a wide-area advanced networking facility that is designed to provide research and education networks throughout the Pacific Rim and the world with access to separate but interrelated state-of-the-art peering and exchange, ‘Science DMZ’, Software Defined Exchange (SDX) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities. Pacific Wave includes the following services on their own dedicated but interconnected wavelengths:

Pacific Wave is a joint project of CENIC, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California, and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), and is operated in collaboration with the University of Southern California and the University of Washington. It is the official USA National Science Foundation funded interconnection and peering facility and SDX exchange for Pacific Rim networks. 

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AARNET to support data-intensive science

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN), today announced the completion of the 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) upgrade to the Southern Cross Trans-Pacific Optical Research Testbed (SXTransPORT) dual submarine optical fibre links connecting Sydney to North America.

The upgrade boosts bandwidth on both SXTransPORT links from 40 Gbps to 100 Gbps to accommodate the year-on-year growth of research and education traffic over the AARNet network. This traffic growth is driven by data-intensive science.  Read More Here >




Pacific Wave is a project of CENIC & Pacific Northwest Gigapop.

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