In the field stories

Fulfilling the promise of collapsing space and time

No one predicted the dramatic and sudden shift in the world of work that happened in March of 2020 when COVID shut down offices and the U.S. experienced the mass exodus to a Work-from-Home economy. For many, that shift was a reckoning with inadequate internet capacity for work, school, health care, and entertainment needs and desires.

For the scientists and researchers linked to the Pacific Research Platform, supported by CENIC and its own Nautilus infrastructure, the conduct of science was already at the desk and important discovery and knowledge continued uninterrupted.

“We may not have had toilet paper,” said networking pioneer Tom DeFanti. “But computational science continued with no problem.”