Slide Image: A map of North America and South America, illustrating cyberinfrastructure and the planned North American-South American linkages within the Americas and to Asia and Europe. The linkages are shown as different colored and textured lines between named cities and other locations shown as dots.
The key to the lines and their locations follows:
The purple solid line represents NSF WHREN-LILA (WHREN = Western Hemisphere Research and Education Networks; LILA = Links Interconnecting Latin America). The line goes between Miami and Sao Paulo, and a short distance south from San Diego to CENIC
The red broken line represents Atlantic Wave and it goes from New York, through NGIX-E (in the Mid-Atlantic region) to Miami
Three blue solid lines represent AMPATH (45 Mbps) and they go from Miami to Panama, Caracas and Buenos Aires.
The green solid line represents Red CLARA (155 Mbps). It forms a loop, going from CENIC (south of San Diego) to Panama, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, north of Miami and back to CENIC. CLARA stands for "Cooperation of Latin American research networks"
Other lines are labeled CA*net4, Pacific Wave, Asia-Pacific, Europe (CERN, GEANT, SURFNET, GLORIAD) and NLR
Credit: Western-Hemisphere Research and Education Networks (WHREN)