Cybera - Network & Utility Initiatives - vision

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Cybera - Network & Utility Initiatives - vision

  1. 1. Cybera  Overview  Network  &  U2lity  Ini2a2ves   Robin  Winsor     Cybera  
  2. 2. History  •  WURCnet  •  Netera  •  Cybera  
  3. 3. Current  Projects  •  GreenStar  Network   •  Sensor  Networks    •  MoboVivo   •  Earth  Observa2on  •  Water  Hub   •  Space  Weather  •  ESRI  /  CSPG   •  Radio  Astronomy  •  Medical  Research   •  Westgrid  
  4. 4. 4,000,000 # of users $ / User
  5. 5. New  Ini2a2ves  •  Public  cyberinfrastructure  (CI)  u2lity   –  Broadband  enablement   –  Innova2on  support   –  Economic  drivers  
  6. 6. Olds, Alberta4,000,000 • 7,200 residents • 3,200 Homes & Businesses • College # of users Community Lab $ / User
  7. 7. “The  Olds  Ins2tute  for  Community  and  Regional  Development  Technology  CommiQee  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  Administra5ve  Officer  for  Olds  
  8. 8. Demand  For  Network  Services  •  Academic   –  Growing  but  well  served   –  Funding  difficul2es  
  9. 9. Next  Genera2on  Needs  •  Exascale  compu2ng  
  10. 10. Demand  For  Network  Services  •  Academic   –  Growing  but  well  served   –  Funding  difficul2es  •  Public   –  Urban   •  Growing  but  well  served   –  Rural   •  Grossly  under-­‐served  
  11. 11. 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.  
  12. 12. “Governments  must  regard  the  internet  as  basic  infrastructure  -­‐  just  like  roads,  waste  and  water”  -­‐  Dr  Hamadoun  Toure,    Secretary-­‐general  of  the  Interna5onal  Telecommunica5on  Union   “…study  ranks  Canada  19th  worldwide  in   overall  Internet  access.”   Harvard  University  Berkman  Center  Feb  2010   “If  we  do  not  act  with  haste,  the  innova2ons   that  could  employ  our  future  work  force  could   well  pass  us  by”   Globe  and  Mail  editorial      Feb  2010  
  13. 13. 500   Popula2on  Density  450   (Popula2on  /  Sq  Km)  400  350  300  250  200  150  100   50   0  
  14. 14. Alberta  –  Popula2on  Distribu2on  
  15. 15. 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  
  16. 16. Federal  Ini2a2ves  •  Canada’s  Economic  Ac2on  Plan   –  $225M     •  Broadband  Canada  –  Connec2ng  Rural  Canadians   •  $76.9M  for  first  52  projects   16   14   12   10   8   6   4   2   0   Alberta   BC   Manitoba  Labrador   NWT   Nunavut   Ontario   Quebec  
  17. 17. Federal  Ini2a2ves  Company Region HomesCorridor Taber, Pincher Creek, Ranchland and Counties ofCommunica Cypress, Forty Mile, Warner, Lethbridge andtions Inc. Cardston 5,577 Bighorn and Counties of Clearwater andCCI Yellowhead 2,465CCI Counties of Red Deer, Lacombe, and Ponoka 1,867CCI Athabasca Region, Peace River Region 11,335 Wood Buffalo, Bonnyville and counties ofCCI Lakeland, St. Paul, and Smoky Lake 1,488PCCCommunica Forty Mile, Warner, Cypress, and extendedtions Inc. regions of Willow Creek 1,516PCC Regions of Crowfoot, Vegreville, and Wainwright 8,134PCC Foothills, Rocky View, and Mountain View 2,475 Jasper, Kananakis, Bighorn and Counties ofPCC Clearwater and Yellowhead 436PCC North Central Region / Stony Plain District 1,817 Peace Region / Peace River & Grande PrairiePCC Districts 1,905 Total 39,015
  18. 18. Homes Businesses Homes Businesses Homes Businesses Homes Distribution SuperNet   Point Content Satellite Co. Farm PublicCyberInfrastructure Utility
  19. 19. New  Ini2a2ves  •  Network  access  cost  reduc2on   –  Peering   •  Service  improvement   •  Network  efficiency   –  Academic  cost  reduc2on   –  Commercial  possibili2es  
  20. 20. The  Internet   Google   $$ $$ Facebook   Large  ISP   $$ $$ Large  ISP   Large  ISP   $$ $$ BCNET   UBC   SFU   etc,…  04-05-2010 BCNET  Peering  in  SeaQle   Slide  22  
  21. 21. What  is  Peering?  hQp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peering  “Peering  is  a  voluntary  interconnec/on  of   administra/vely  separate  Internet  networks   for  the  purpose  of  exchanging  traffic  between   the  customers  of  each  network  “  Also  known  as  seQlement-­‐free  peering  04-05-2010 BCNET  Peering  in  SeaQle   Slide  23  
  22. 22. The  Internet  +  Internet  Exchanges   Google   $$ $$ Facebook  Microsoo   Large  ISP   $$ $$ Large  ISP   IX  Switch   Large  ISP   $$ $$ Akamai   BCNET   UBC   SFU   etc,…   04-05-2010 BCNET  Peering  in  SeaQle   Slide  24  
  23. 23. Connec2on  through  BCNet  •  Shared  10Gb/s  via  AEBC  to  SeaQle  •  Shared  1Gb/s  to  SeaQle  Internet  Exchange   (SIX)  •  Dedicated  1  Gb/s  for  private  peering  with   Google   1Gb/s Google   10Gb/s 1Gb/s BCNET   VANTX   AEBC AEBC Seattle SIX   Vancouve 1Gb/s r04-05-2010 BCNET  Peering  in  SeaQle   Slide  25  
  24. 24. Private  peering  Google  •  Google  is  the  single  largest  content  provider  •  Many  Google  services,  incl  Youtube.com  •  1Gb/s  private  connec2on  between  BCNET  and   Google  •  IPv6  and  IPv4  04-05-2010 BCNET  Peering  in  SeaQle   Slide  26  
  25. 25. Benefits  for  Cybera   •  Signi%icantly  more  Bandwidth  for  ~10%    of  Transit  price   •  Shorter  Paths   •  Fast  access  to  large  content  providers   •  Increased  redundancy     Path  to  SIX  peers  is  not  shaped,  i.e.  better  throughput     Concerns     SIX  does  not  have  SLA,  ‘get what you pay for’   Non redundant link to Seattle04-05-2010 BCNET  Peering  in  SeaQle   Slide  27  
  26. 26. Cybera  Overview  Network  &  U2lity  Ini2a2ves   Robin  Winsor     Cybera  

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