REDDnet wins 2010 Fifth Annual IDEA Award from Internet2.
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The Research and Education Data Depot Network (REDDnet, pronounced “ready net”) is a wide area storage network that is being created to support data-intensive collaboration among researchers, teachers, and students who are distributed across Internet 2 and other research networks. Launched in 2006 with funding from NSF grant PHY-0619847 and the Vanderbilt Center for the Americas, it will provide its users with at least ½ PB off work space in disk storage and 200 TB of tape storage for more long term and archival purposes. It will use Logistical Networking (LN) middleware, based on the Internet Backplane Protocol (IBP), in order to maximize easy and scalable deployment, freedom, and flexibility for application developers, and sustainable interoperability.

For more information please see the L-Store Wiki and REDDnet Wiki.

The L-Store system ACCRE built for SuperComputing 2006, featuring hardware from Capricorn Technologiesand Foundry Networks, achieved sustained data transfers at 3.3 GigaBytes/s.

Component Technologies and Partners include:


  • L-Store, the Logistical Storage project at ACCRE
  • LoCI, the Logistical Networking and Internetworking Laboratory at the University of Tennessee
  • The UltraLight Project, an Ultrascale Information System for Data Intensive Research
  • The Vanderbilt Center for the Americas

Core Institutions and Collaborators include:

  • Vanderbilt University
    • ACCRE
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Larry Merin at the Vanderbilt Center for the Americas
  • University of Tennessee
  • Stephen F. Austin State
  • Nevoa Networks
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Delaware
  • Universidade de São Paulo
  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Florida
  • Fermilab
  • Caltech


A one-day REDDnet Tools and Applications Development Meeting was held in December 2006 which brought together leaders from REDDnet’s different application communities, software developers, and LN researchers in order to showcase this new national cyberinfrastructures capabilities, share user experiences, educate the Internet 2 community about available software tools, and chart the directions for future growth.

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