The High Performance Networks Group (HPNG) has a strong experimental focus in the development of advanced technologies for future high-capacity, flexible and dynamic communication network infrastructures.

The group’s facilities are comprised of several different feature rich testbeds, offering a wide variety of capabilities such as transmission capabilities up to 1 Tbit/s per channel, full photonic elastic switching, Carrier Grade Ethernet, IP routers, optical and layer 2 SDN enabled (OpenFlow) switches and transponders complemented by visualisation and Cloud infrastructures.

The underlying research network connectivity facilities contain: a national dark fibre network connectivity (NDFIS), 1 and 10 Gbps dedicated wavelength services over the JANET network as well as high speed dedicated connectivity over GEANT and GLIF to many research institutions in the UK, Europe, North and South America, Japan and Asia.

Contact: highperformance-networks@bristol.ac.uk

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