Research Networks

Research Networks

The Purdue Research Data Network is a high-speed network infrastrcture designed to facilitate transfer of the large quantities of data produced by and analyzed on Purdue's high-performance computing systems. Based on the Energy Sciences Network (ESNet)'s Science DMZ Model, the research network connects to statewide or national research network infrastructures like iLight and Internet2.

Some facts about the Research Data Network:

  • 100 Gb/second connection to national research networks
  • 160 Gb/second of bandwith to central Research Data Depot storage
  • 160 Gb/second of bandwidth to each computational system

Labs and instruments with requirements for high-bandwidth connections to research storage or computing resources are eligible to directly peer to the research network. Please contact rcac-help@purdue.edu to discuss costs and other considerations.