MAX enhanced its Research and Education (R&E) metro network facilities to 100 Gigabits per second (100 Gb/s) capable DWDM gear to support data intensive science exploration, modeling, and discovery. The MAX R&E network is in the process of upgrading its 10 Gb/s peering with Internet2 to 100 Gb/s
MAX is involved in a number of research activities through federally-funded research projects. We conduct research in some core areas around dynamic optical networks, control plane architectures, OpenFlow management, optical performance, and network virtualization. MAX is an active participant in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Global Environment For Network Innovations (GENI) program.