MAX and Ciena Join Forces to Expand Opportunities for Collaborative Research in the Science and Higher Education Communities


New MAX-Ciena 200 Gbps Connection Will Facilitate Multi-Domain
SDN Technology Development and Testing

COLLEGE PARK, MD (November 14, 2017) – Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a center at the University of Maryland (UMD) that operates a regional advanced cyberinfrastructure platform, and Ciena, a network strategy and technology company, today announced a strategic partnership that will leverage the resources of both organizations to enable and expand sophisticated research activities in the science and higher education communities.

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MAX Technologies to Support UMD’s MAVRIC Initiative

Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the University of Maryland $500,000 to launch the Mixed / Augmented / Virtual Reality Innovation Center (MAVRIC). MAVRIC will connect the university’s world-class research expertise and state-of-the-art facilities with the assets of academic, public sector, and corporate partners in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. MAX is proud to support MAVRIC with our robust research and technology infrastructure. With a strong foundation in place, MAVRIC is poised to become the east coast hub of … Read More »

Partnership Between University of Maryland and U.S. Army Research Laboratory Harnesses the Power of Defense Supercomputing to Create Opportunities for Scientific Discovery

July 29, 2016

Strategic Alliance Offers Accessible, Enhanced HPC Resources
Benefiting Researchers, Higher Education, and National Security

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The University of Maryland (UMD) and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the central laboratory that provides world-class research for the Army, today announced a strategic partnership to provide high-performance computing (HPC) resources for use in higher education and research communities.

As a result of this synergistic partnership, students, professors, engineers, and researchers … Read More »

MAX Partners with ConnectArlington to Expand Network, Promote Economic Development


COLLEGE PARK, MD (May 16, 2016) – Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a multi-state optical transport network operated by the University of Maryland, and ConnectArlington, Arlington County’s government-owned fiber-optic network built with economic development in mind, today announced a strategic partnership that will bring additional advanced cyberinfrastructure resources to Northern Virginia’s research and education (R&E) community. Through this partnership, MAX will establish a terabit-capable point of presence (TeraPoP) in the heart of Arlington, Virginia, to stimulate economic growth and … Read More »