Named CHERuB for Configurable, High-speed, Extensible Research Bandwidth, the project is funded under a two-year,
When completed, the CHERuB link will place UC San Diego among research universities and institutions having the highest available connectivity, with a capacity 10 times greater than existing modern data networks.
"This final piece of connectivity puts UC San Diego on the information superhighway of the future," said
Examples of research domains that will benefit from CHERuB include large cosmology, atmospheric sciences, electron microscopy, genomic sequencing, oceanography, high-energy physics, and telemedicine - all of which can encompass data-rich research and rely on multi-site or inter-institutional activities.
The CHERuB award comes on the heels of an earlier NSF award of the same amount to build a research-defined, end-to-end cyberinfrastructure on UC San Diego's campus capable of supporting enormous bursts of data between facilities. That project, called Prism@UCSD, was announced in March.
"CHERuB is the missing piece that will connect UC San Diego's Prism network to even faster national networks to advance scientific research," said SDSC Director
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