A marching bandful of research universities has signed on to launch a new high speed network project expected to improve computing not only on their campuses but also in the communities that surround them. The hope is that these "world leading" networks will help grow the local economies and stimulate new innovations in areas such as healthcare, job training, and education.
To accommodate growing demand for bandwidth, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has upgraded its campus network that uses gigabit wireless technology.
A college system in Houston, TX has begun seeing big returns on its three-year long construction of a private cloud infrastructure to expedite delivery of IT services to its 62,000 students and 4,800 employees.
The University of Pittsburgh has expanded its high performance computing resources used by researchers across campus.
Oxford University's Somerville College reported it's on track to become the first college in the Oxford system to blanket its campus with wireless networking.
Aerohive Networks, which makes wireless networking hardware for K-12 and higher education, has debuted three new 802.11n access points for indoor and outdoor use in extreme temperature ranges.
Northwestern University is moving to an IP-based 900 MHz voice and integrated data system for the Evanston and Chicago campus police, facilities management, events staff, sports facilities management, and other support and operations staff.
Butte College in Oroville, CA said it has made history this week by becoming the first institution in the United States to go "grid positive." The Northern California college, which has about 14,000 students, now generates more electricity from its solar arrays than it consumes and will deliver power back to the electric grid.
Texas A&M and Siemens have entered a $15.1 million performance contract guaranteed to save the university $1.1 million dollars in annual energy and operational costs.
Advanced networking consortium Internet2 will be working with Level 3 Communications, which develops fiber-based communications services, to deliver 8.8 terabit capacity to support institutions nationwide, including community colleges.