Postponed: Orientation for Tennessee Tech’s new research network June 27

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Notice: This event has been postponed due to the Data Center outage.

A new research network called Science DMZ is set to launch at Tennessee Tech. The official opening and an orientation session for users will take place June 27, 10-11 a.m., at Stonecipher Lecture Hall 113. Researchers and administrators are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and learn about accessing this specialized network.

“The Science DMZ is an advanced network architecture designed to optimize data transfer and collaboration among researchers, institutions and external partners,” Computer Science Assistant Professor Susmit Shannigrahi said. “It offers an efficient, secure and high-bandwidth pathway for transferring large datasets.”

The network was funded through a two-year, $263,000 grant from the National Science Foundation and implemented by Tech’s Information Technology Services Assistant Director for Network Operations David Hales and HPC Systems Administrator Mike Renfro. Shannigrahi serves as the principal investigator alongside co-PI Mike Rogers, associate professor of computer science.

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