Hardware


Wireless Network Upgrades Will Be Top Priority in 2012

Colleges and universities are growing their wireless networks and scaling back on wired LANs, according to findings from a survey released Tuesday.

La Salle U Upgrades Networking with Sidera Gear and Services

La Salle University has expanded its networking capacity by replacing edge devices and cutting over to a new Internet service provider.

Romanian University Builds Network for Collaboration in Research

Polytechnic University in Bucharest (UBP) has developed a high-performance grid platform to increase research capacity and enable students and teachers to collaborate more closely in national and international research projects.

Sustainable Endowments Institute Launches Billion Dollar Green Challenge

The Sustainable Endowments Institute, along with 15 partner organizations, has launched the Billion Dollar Green Challenge to encourage higher education and nonprofit institutions to invest a total of $1 billion in green revolving funds to finance energy efficiency improvements.

Internet2 and ESnet Span Country with 100 Gigabit Network

The promise of 100 Gbps data transfer in the United States just got more real with completion of a transcontinental network that delivers 8.8 terabits of capacity.

Xirrus Intros Modular Wireless Switch Family

Wireless network vendor Xirrus has launched what it's promoting as the "first modular chassis-based wireless switch." The new XR series of wireless arrays allows IT staff to perform both radio and software upgrades, giving the devices a potentially longer life in the enterprise.

Arizona State U Surpasses 10 MW Solar Capacity

Arizona State University has surpassed 10 megawatts of solar energy capacity with multiple installations on two of its four campuses.

U Louisville Research Cluster Capacity with 194 IBM iDataPlex Nodes

Two and a half years after implementing a new high performance computing cluster to accommodate research on campus, the University of Louisville maxed out its capacity. Last week the university announced that it had gone online with new gear from IBM that will double its research computing power.

U Houston Looks To Save Money, Improve Air Quality with HVAC Optimization

The University of Houston is developing a ventilation optimization program to improve air quality and energy efficiency in its new health and biomedical science center.

Harvard Reduces Emissions, Costs With 50 LEED Certifications

Harvard University has achieved its 50th LEED certification as part of an institution-wide effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below 2006 levels by 2016.