What Is HPWREN?
The High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network (HPWREN) is a project of the Applied Network Research (ANR) group at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, to support Internet-data applications in the research, education, and public safety realms.
HPWREN functions as a collaborative, Internet-connected cyberinfrastructure. The project supports a high-bandwidth wireless data network in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.
The network supports a wide range of network application requirements, ranging from high-volume astronomical data generated by the Palomar Observatory, to a steady output of continuous, low-volume traffic from devices such as earthquake sensors, which deliver real-time data. HPWREN also includes permanent sites as well as those created temporarily and on short notice, such as firefighter Incident Command Posts (ICPs). HPWREN saw use in several of the major wild fires to hit San Diego County across many years.
More information is available at the HPWREN web site.