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Grant Allows UD To Link Ohio Researchers

The University of Dayton will expand its campus computer to link researchers around Ohio thanks to a National Science Foundation grant of nearly a quarter-million dollars.

The university said this week that the grant will allow it to build a high-performance research computer network providing connections to other research institutions via high-capacity networks. The connections will be up to 10 gigabytes per second and link the university, Sinclair Community College, Ohio State University, the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Central State University and regional high schools.

UD chief information officer Tom Skill says the improvements will enable scientists and engineers to better connect and share data regardless of size or complexity. Skill says the project costing more than $232,000 will create cost-effective models for sharing scarce scientific resources and help workforce development.