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University lab link fastest in Europe

Published 10/08/2013

The fastest transatlantic research laboratory communications connection anywhere in Europe is to be installed at the University of Ulster's School of Computing and Information Engineering at the Coleraine campus.

The University's Computer Science Research Institute has secured more than £1m for the three-year project – part-funded by Invest NI's Research and Development Fund.

When fully operational, the 'Digital Innovation Infrastructure for Next Generation Internet' project will provide the campus with the fastest laboratory communications network access of its kind between Europe and Northern America via the Project Kelvin trans-Atlantic fibre.

Project coordinator Professor Gerard Parr said: "The cable landing station is physically adjacent to the campus and we will have a direct high-speed connection from the landing station to a specially designated laboratory on campus."

The project will give the university and Northern Ireland a competitive edge for internationally leading industrially relevant research for Cloud Technologies and Massive Data Analytics.

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