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Acronym of the week - CHEETAH

High-speed network CHEETAH is named for the fastest land mammal in the world, the cheetah, which can accelerate from zero to 60 kilometers per hour in just three strides.
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CHEETAH stands for Circuit-switched High-speed End-to-End Transport Architecture, a high-performance, experimental optical network connecting the University of Virginia, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North Carolina State University, the City University of New York and Georgia Tech, all in the U.S.  

CHEETAH is being developed to support a range of e-science projects, and specifically the Terascale Supernova Initiative, a project aimed at learning more about exploding supernovae.
On 17 July 2007, CHEETAH celebrated a new addition to its network family, running a 10 gigabit ethernet circuit from Raleigh to Washington D.C. in the U.S.
The CHEETAH project is primarily funded through a U.S. National Science Foundation Experimental Infrastructure Network grant.



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