The Global Research Platform

The Global Research Platform (GRP) is an international scientific collaboration led by the International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR) at Northwestern University, the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Qualcomm Institute–Calit2 at UC San Diego, and its partners worldwide. This initiative aims to create one-of-a-kind advanced ubiquitous services that integrate resources around the globe at speeds of gigabits and terabits per second. GRP focuses on design, implementation, and operation strategies for next-generation distributed services and infrastructure to facilitate high-performance data gathering, analytics, transport, computing, and storage, at 100 Gbps or higher. GRP actively works with partners in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America to customize international fabrics and distributed cyberinfrastructure to support data-intensive scientific workflows.