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New Science DMZ Network Supports Boise State’s Research Mission

Modern high performance computing environment

The Office of Information Technology and Office of Research Development have collaborated to implement a Science DMZ network optimized for high performance scientific research in support of Boise State University’s research mission.

The Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) recently completed a 100 Gigabit statewide Science DMZ network in support of education and research in Idaho, and increased the network’s bandwidth connection to the nation’s Internet2 network.

Thanks to these IRON upgrades, Boise State’s new Science DMZ is now capable of sustaining the fast data transfer speeds necessary for both big campus research data and collaborating with other research and education institutions.

A dedicated Science DMZ storage cluster is also available for storing and working with big data sets on the university’s R2 high performance computing cluster system.

Faculty and student researchers who want to learn more or get hands-on help with transferring data can visit Research Computing Support during office hours each Thursday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

Research Computing Support is located at 1114 S. Manitou Ave.

For more information about Boise State’s Research Computing Support services please visit or email