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High Speed Research Network

MSU's High Speed Research Network (formerly the Science Demilitarized Zone) is a portion of the network designed to optimize high-performance for research applications. This Research Network enables researchers to disseminate terabytes or even petabytes of specialized data more easily and at speeds of 10 to 100 gigabits per second to other institutions and cloud providers. This ability to share data immeasurably increases its value, as the insights extrapolated from it by additional researchers have the potential to change society in significant and meaningful ways. 

The High Speed Research Network offers increased network speeds and reliability, broadly enhancing MSU’s research and education cyberinfrastructure. All campus network users will benefit from the high-speed network connections that will be used for sharing data already stored on ICER's HPCC and on the NSF-funded OSIRIS storage infrastructure. 

The High Speed Research Network also eliminates obstacles for better access to valuable data. By sharing resources and working together, researchers are better positioned to collaboratively find solutions to our biggest problems. This project also lays the foundation for a new relationship between MSU IT and the Office of Research and Innovation, strengthening collaboration and strategic planning as MSU develops cyberinfrastructure capabilities to enhance scientific research support.  

Using the High Speed Research Network

Globus is the recommended method to transfer big data files as it automatically leverages the High Speed Research Network. For a general overview of Globus and information on setting up a Globus account, see Transferring data with Globus For walk-through training on using Globus, please self-enroll in ICER's DMZ Globus Training D2L course.