What is I-Light?
I-Light is a high-performance, optical-fiber network linking Indiana University Bloomington, Purdue University, and IUPUI. It became active on December 11, 2001. It connects the universities to Internet2, the high-speed research incarnation of the Internet.
I-Light is capable of moving the entire written contents of the universities' libraries from one campus to another in seconds. It provides the necessary connectivity and capability to qualify for more federal research funding. It is also a critical component of many projects, including the Indiana Genomics Initiative, and the ATLAS (A Toroidal Large hadron collider ApparatuS) physics experiment.
Statewide expansion of I-Light is underway under the leadership of IU and Purdue, working with the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System and with engagement and input from all Indiana universities and colleges. Once complete, this new statewide optical topology will provide all Indiana universities and colleges an opportunity to connect to a dedicated high-speed network.
For more information, see the I-Light web site.
Last modified on August 10, 2009.