Bioscience

TGen, Arizona Partners Continue to Pursue Funds for Fiber Optic Link

November 16, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: GenomeWeb News] – A business-academic consortium continues to pursue public and private funds for a high-speed optical fiber network that would link the Translational Genomics Research Institute with several Arizona universities — a project delayed a year by the recession.

Obsidian Strategics has joined with the state’s three university systems to develop the network, which would transmit data between TGen and other sites at far faster speeds than possible now using unused or “dark” fiber laid years earlier.

The network would offer speeds of 10 gigabits per second up to 40 gigabits per second, with the potential “in the very near future” of being improved to 100 gigabits per second through Obsidian’s Longbow equipment for extending fiber sub-networks based on InfiniBand design rather than Ethernet.

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