Chronicle of Higher Education 04-20-07

Chronicle of Higher Education
A thick loop of optical fiber forms the backbone of a new computing network
connecting the University of Wisconsin at Madison to Iowa State University, the
University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota.
The network doubles university researchers' Internet access capacity. (For
jealous home-computer users, that pumps it up to one million times the capacity
of a typical broadband connection.) It also has the capacity for drawing new
research money, Wisconsin's acting chief information officer told Supercomputing
Online, and attracting partnerships with other colleges that want to share the
wealth. --Josh Fischman