Cybera - Regional Developments in Advanced Networks -BCNet

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Cybera - Regional Developments in Advanced Networks -BCNet

  1. 1. Regional  Developments  In   Advanced  Networks   What’s  Happening  In  Alberta   Robin  Winsor     Cybera  
  2. 2. Demand  For  Network  Services  •  Academic   –  Growing  but  well  served  
  3. 3. Next  GeneraDon  Needs  •  Exascale  compuDng  
  4. 4. Demand  For  Network  Services  •  Academic   –  Growing  but  well  served  •  Public   –  Urban   •  Growing  but  well  served   –  Rural   •  Grossly  under-­‐served  
  5. 5. Almost  four  in  five  people  around  the  world  believe  that  access  to  the  internet  is  a  fundamental  right,  a  poll  for  the  BBC  World  Service  suggests.  
  6. 6. “Governments  must  regard  the  internet  as  basic  infrastructure  -­‐  just  like  roads,  waste  and  water”  -­‐  Dr  Hamadoun  Toure,    Secretary-­‐general  of  the  InternaLonal  TelecommunicaLon  Union   “…study  ranks  Canada  19th  worldwide  in   overall  Internet  access.”   Harvard  University  Berkman  Center  Feb  2010   “If  we  do  not  act  with  haste,  the  innovaDons   that  could  employ  our  future  work  force  could   well  pass  us  by”   Globe  and  Mail  editorial      Feb  2010  
  7. 7. Next  GeneraDon  Needs  •  DIYBio  
  8. 8. 4,000,000 # of users $ / User
  9. 9. Cloud  Services  •  Google-­‐like  apps:   –  Mail   –  Office  tools  •  Amazon-­‐like  services:   –  VirtualizaDon  •  Open  Source  accessibility  •  Local  Enablers  
  10. 10. Alberta  –  PopulaDon  DistribuDon  
  11. 11. Cost  to  Connect  ($/month)   Rural   Urban   Speed  (Mbps)   Satellite   Wireless   Cable  1.0   70  1.5   100   49  3.0   65  5.0   89  10   47  26   70  50   100  
  12. 12. Olds, Alberta4,000,000 • 7,200 residents • 3,200 Homes & Businesses • College # of users Community Lab $ / User
  13. 13. “The  Olds  InsDtute  for  Community  and  Regional  Development  Technology  Commiiee  has  a  vision  to  make  Olds  the  small  and  medium  enterprise  capital  of  Alberta  built  on  superior  cyberinfrastructure.    The  OICRD  is  currently  building  a  private  fiber  network  that  will  connect  every  home  and  business  in  the  community.”    -­‐  Norman  McInnis,  Chief  AdministraLve  Officer  for  Olds  
  14. 14. Homes Businesses Homes Businesses Homes Businesses Homes Distribution SuperNet   Point Content Satellite Co. Farm PublicCyberInfrastructure Utility
  15. 15. Regional  Developments  In   Advanced  Networks   What’s  Happening  In  Alberta   Robin  Winsor     Cybera  

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