Deutsches Forschungsnetz ("German Research Network"), usually abbreviated to DFN, is the German national research and education network (NREN) used for academic and research purposes. It is managed by the scientific community organized in the voluntary Association to Promote a German Education and Research Network (Verein zur Förderung eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes e.V.) which was founded in 1984 by universities, non-university research institutions and research-oriented companies to stimulate computerized communication in Germany.
Chairman of the Executive Board
|Prof. Dr. Odej Kao|
DFN's "super core" backbone X-WiN network points of presence are - for example - based in Erlangen, Frankfurt, Hannover and Potsdam with more than 70 locations and can route up to 1TBit/s with over 10000 km of dedicated fibre connections.
Networks run by DFN e.V.Edit
WiN is short for Wissenschaftsnetz ("science network").
- Petra Eitner (November 2016), DFN-Verein (ed.), "Glasfasern – die Lebensadern des X-WiN", DFN Mitteilungen (in German), vol. Ausgabe 90, pp. 8-11, ISSN 0177-6894
- "GÉANT European Topology 2014" (PDF). GÉANT2. January 2014. Retrieved 2022-06-09.
- "Aufbau des X-WiN: die Plattformen" (in German). DFN. Retrieved 2022-06-09.