EPOC delivers appropriate end-to-end user support and engineering solutions and is also a central community hub ready to provide personal expertise and assistance on an ongoing basis. Through our targeted partnerships, EPOC has the potential to benefit nearly all of US science, research, and education on a far broader scale than any one organization can accomplish alone.

Many researchers at larger educational institutions, or part of large-scale collaborations, already have access to significant in-house resources, so we focus on small or medium-sized institutions and collaborations that may lack the financial and human resource capacity for more advanced services. By working with the regional networks to develop, teach, and make available additional instructive material to these institutions, we are not only increasing the abilities of the teams we are in direct contact with, but we are also providing a broad set of materials made freely available to the general public.

EPOC’s collaborators include regional network partners, with whom we will develop a sustainable approach to support services. The current regional network partners include

Front Range Gigapop (FRGP)

Great Plains Network (GPN)

The Indiana State Network (I-Light)

Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER)

The Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN)

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)

New Jersey Edge (NJEdge)

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration N-Wave Project (N-Wave)


Ohio State R&E Network (OARnet)

Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP)

Southern Crossroads (SoX)

Sun Corridor

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

We have also identified a set of Infrastructure Partners who themselves provide services to end user scientists to expand the set of services available to the community, including:

In addition, our science community partners, each of which comprises a collaboration of scientists, allow us to scale our reach to entire community groups. These partners include:

EPOC has the potential to be transformational to science and education by providing not only a depth understanding to achieve better data transfers but also the human expertise needed to make the most of research collaborations.