Update: Proposals sought for connections to 10-Gbps research network VT-RNet

(Shared on behalf of the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology)

UPDATE, 08/31/17: For this final phase, the constraint of one connection per proposal has been relaxed. Subject to justifiable need, connections to multiple computers in a location will be considered. Existing awardees are invited to contact Mark Gardner, network research manager for Advanced Research Computing, if additional connections would benefit research or instruction. All faculty members are invited to submit new proposals which will be considered as received until around October 15.

Proposals are being accepted now through mid-October for 10-Gbps connections to the VT-Rnet network, a pilot network supporting research and instruction with the goal of dramatically improving research and instructional activities via 10-Gbps network connectivity.

VT-Rnet is a joint collaboration between Network Infrastructure & Services and Advanced Research Computing made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation and funds provided by the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology.

Nineteen connections have been delivered to date but there is still time for more connections to be installed before the grant ends. Faculty members are invited to submit proposals by October 15.

Please see the RFP (below), as well as the project MOU (also below).

For more information, see http://www.arc.vt.edu/vt-rnet.

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