Ohio's third frontier network marks first year with emerging technologies showcase


Southern Ohio Becoming hotbed for technologies driving 21st century education, careers and industries

The Third Frontier Network celebrates its second year of service with a groundbreaking live demonstration of adding assets to a live, regionally networked beta gaming simulation being tested and monitored at several colleges and university around the state. Interactive presentations from college and university students, academic program directors and industry representatives will illustrate the impact of the TFN on teaching, learning and business in southern Ohio and throughout the state.

TFN is the nation's leading high-speed superscale network for education, research and economic developed that was deployed in 2004 by OARnet, OSC's networking division. It's 1600-plus route miles of fiber optics crisscross the state connecting over 100 colleges and universities, trade and technical schools, research centers and hospitals, and a host of other governmental, non-profit, and industrial organizations.

The Portsmouth event will feature the IDT academic/research programs of Shawnee State, Washington State Community College, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Kent State University Tuscarawas, Bowling Green State University, Wright State University and their network collaborators.

Persons participating in auditorium presentation:

  • Rita Rice Morris, President, Shawnee State University
  • Roderick G. W. Chu, Chancellor, Ohio Board of Regents
  • William F. Sams, CIO, Ohio University; Chairman, E-Tech Ohio Commission
  • Stanley Ahalt, Executive Director, Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Michael Zyda, Director, Gamepipe Laboratory, University of Southern California

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