AARNet sponsors Internet connectivity for computer gaming event

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RFLAN at Curtin University

AARNet sponsored Internet connectivity for the 44th RFLAN (Red Flag Local Area Network) event held at Curtin University in Perth on the weekend of 13-14 July 2013. Red Flag is Perth-based electronic gaming organisation that runs a network computer gaming event, otherwise known as a LAN Party.

Hundreds of gaming enthusiasts participated in the RFLAN event at Curtin over the weekend, bringing their personal computers to Curtin Stadium and connecting them across a large, high-speed, local-area network for the primary purpose of playing on-line, real-time computer games, mostly in organised teams. Teams and individuals played each other locally, nationally or internationally across the LAN and/or the Internet.

At the same time, attendees were able to update their game and operating system software, download large objects from the AARNet Mirror or other content delivery networks and stream video, all using AARNet’s high performance network.

The RFLAN was connected to AARNet at 10 Gigabits/sec and reached its peak utilisation of 1.4 Gbps during the early hours of Sunday morning.

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