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University of Montana, Forest Service Fire Lab Partner For High-Speed Network

August 27, 2010View for printing

The University of Montana and the U.S. Forest Service’s Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory recently finalized an agreement to use the University’s new high-speed Internet2 network connection for Forest Service research activities in Missoula.

The 10-gigabit-per-second network was built by a national consortium of universities and federal and government partners to provide a private Internet service across the U.S. for research and education activities. As one of only two locations in the country selected by the Forest Service for the Internet2 pilot project, the Fire Lab will use UM’s Northern Tier Network connection to share vast amounts of data, run complex computer simulations and models, and collaborate with scientists in other locations.

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