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America Connects to Europe Project (ACE) is a multiple 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) network connecting scientists and students in the US and Europe. The project's premium bandwidth and services are designed to meet community needs on both sides of the Atlantic, enabling seamless collaboration on international projects. ACE also provides bandwidth-on-demand, end-to-end monitoring, and troubleshooting through perfSONAR. The service’s web-based interface lets engineers in the US and Europe perform network troubleshooting quickly and efficiently, saving both time and resources.

ACE is a collaboration of Indiana University (IU) as the lead institution in cooperative partnership with DANTE, NYSERNet, and Internet2.

Bandwidth alone is not the purpose of this collaboration. Attention is also paid to areas of technical and operational collaboration and planning. Supporting science and engineering research between the US and European communities is the overarching goal. Through cooperative partnership with DANTE and the GÉANT community of more than 35 national R&E networks that are reachable through these connections, the ACE Project provides the best economies of scale in transatlantic connectivity, supporting a very broad community of users.