The LONI Institute
The LONI Institute is a bold, new, inter-university research collaborative based on the resources of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative, or LONI, a high-speed, fiber optic network that connects supercomputers at the state's major research institutions.
The LONI Institute is not located in a single building; rather, it is a collaboration of researchers creating a multi-disciplinary environment among the six LONI sites: LSU, Louisiana Tech, Southern University, Tulane, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and University of New Orleans. The CCT is the central hub of the distributed institute, coordinating activities from LSU.
The LI uses LONI to drive research and education, making Louisiana much more competitive for industrial partnerships with companies that depend on computing advances for their competitive edge.
The LONI Institute researchers will initiate projects in cooperation with industry to advance economic development in Louisiana and work toward creating University-Industry Research Centers. Industries that depend on computational sciences include petro-chemical, aerospace, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and many others.
The LONI Institute will receive funding of approximately $7 million from the Board of Regents' Post-Katrina Support Fund Initiative and an additional match of more than $8 million from the participating schools.
For more information on the LONI Institute, please visit http://institute.loni.org/