The Network Engineering and Telecommunications Section (NETS) is responsible for the planning, engineering, installation, operation, and maintenance of state-of-the-art networking and data communications facilities at UCAR/NCAR.
The support of these facilities includes:
NETS supports over 250 logical networks, approximately 350 monitorable network devices, and over 7000 network-attached devices at NCAR/UCAR.
A principal NETS activity is the support of all CISL internal networking needs. NETS also supports the networking portion of advanced projects that are a product of outside or interagency funding. In addition to Local Area Network (LAN) support, NETS supports Metropolitan Area Networking including the Boulder Research and Administration Network (BRAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN) support including the Bi-State Optical Network (BiSON), and the Front Range GigaPoP (FRGP).
In summary, NETS provides a vital service to the atmospheric and oceanographic research communities by linking supercomputing resources (including mass storage systems and other data communication resources) to scientists at NCAR and throughout the university research community. These activities are essential to the effective use of UCAR/NCAR's scientific resources, and they foster the overall mission of the organization.
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