Membership to the Great Plains Network (GPN) provides both tangible and intangible benefits.
Tangibly, GPN is a cost effective, high-fidelity, high-capacity, shared network access point, connecting universities and state networks throughout the midwest and great plains.
Intangibly, GPN is a powerful and dedicated research advocate, championing the needs of its members and working diligently to amplify and fortify the advanced cyberinfrastructure of the region.
Many GPN members are internationally renowned for excellence in education and research via advanced cyberinfrastructure — GPN membership helps them to remain at the cutting edge of these advancements. Other members are developing their cyberinfrastructure capacity — GPN membership allows them to learn from others and form strategic alliances.
GPN also partners with state networks, high performance computing centers and other organizations, like Internet2 and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), on behalf of our members.