WestGrid Boosts Canadian Research Data

Honestly its kind of a fluff piece, but it is important to remember the importance that network infrastructure has for R&D

Since 2012, Cybera has been monitoring WestGrid traffic passing through its Point of Presence (POP) hubs at the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Each year, the traffic loads at these hubs have increased. From April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, a total of 5.12 PB of WestGrid user data was moved over Cybera’s Alberta network. In 2013-2014 the total was 4.2 PB, and the year before that was 3.62 PB.