The WiN-Labor develops software and tools on behalf of the DFN (https://www.dfn.de/). The DFN is the carrier of the German science network X-WiN. This network connects universities, research institutions and research-related companies in Germany with each other, as well as with scientific networks in Europe and other continents. With connection capacities of up to 100 Gigabit/s and a multi-terabit core network, X-WiN is one of the most powerful communication networks worldwide. Funded by the DFN-Verein, the WiN-Labor has been located at the Regional Computing Center (RRZE) of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 1992 with the start of the then “2-Mbit-WiN-Labor Project”.
Currently, the WiN-Lab is mainly engaged in research on quantum networks, techniques for time synchronization in the network, as well as methods for efficient handling of work processes and automatic provisioning of network resources.