International Research Network Upgrade (NSF Supported) (IRNC PIREN)

Status: Completed, June 2017

Primary Contact: Gwen Jacobs (, Director, Cyberinfrastructure

Strategic Alignment: 
Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative

ITS Strategy: 
(B) Promote ITS as a Research Partner

Description & Benefits: 
Upgrade Hawaii and Continental United States (CONUS) terrestrial segments connecting with the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) to utilize the planned 40Gb to 100Gb per link upgrade in capacity supported by SCCN and Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet ) at Oahu and the Big Island. Costs to the University of Hawaiʻi are supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Complete upgrade of end-to-end capacity from 40Gb to 100Gb – June 2016