Mission Statement“To spur and support innovation, for the economic benefit of Alberta, through the provision of cyberinfrastructure”“To spur and support innovation, for the economic benefit of Alberta, through the use of cyberinfrastructure”
Goal• Sustainable operations – Grant renewals – Member support • “We can run that network ourselves”
The InternetGoogle $$ $$ Facebook Large ISP $$ $$ Large Large ISP ISP $$ $$ U of A
The InternetGoogle $$ $$ Facebook Large ISP $$ $$ Large Large ISP ISP $$ $$ Cybera U of A U of C etc,…
What is Peering? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peering “Peering is a voluntary interconnection of administratively separate Internet networks for the purpose of exchanging traffic between the customers of each network “ Also known as settlement-free peering04-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 15
The Internet + Internet Exchanges Google $$ $$ Facebook LargeMicrosoft ISP $$ $$ Large IX Switch ISP Large ISP $$ $$Akamai Cybera U of A U of C etc,…
Private peering Google • Google is the single largest content provider • Many Google services, incl Youtube.com • 1Gb/s private connection between BCNET and Google • IPv6 and IPv404-05-2010 BCNET Peering in Seattle Slide 17
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.
“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 innova=ons that could employ our future work force could well pass us by” Globe and Mail editorial Feb 2010
Federal Initiatives• Canada’s Economic Action Plan – $225M • Broadband Canada – Connecting Rural Canadians • $76.9M for first 52 projects 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0
Federal InitiativesCompany 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
Olds, Alberta • 7,200 residents4,000,000 • 3,200 Homes & Businesses • College • FTTP Vulcan, Alberta # of users • 2,000 residents • Area wireless Community Lab $ / User
“The Olds Ins=tute 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
Next Steps – Buying Group• Gathering economic data• Contract development• Negotiation with providers• Negotiation with members• Setting renewal period
Next Steps – Backup Service• ORION assistance (Phil Baker)• Gathering data – economics and demand• Partner selection• Detailed implementation planning• Marketing to members
Next Steps – HPC• Further study of RMSC model• Gathering data – economics and demand• Equipment selection (Capability and Carbon)• Hosting selection ( depends on timeframe )• Detailed implementation planning• Marketing to industry• Marketing to educational sector
Next Steps – Broadband / Utility• Research with TR Labs on requirements – Bandwidth – Thin client model – VM software• Pilot study in small community• Involvement of Supernet management• This is where the federal government is spending…
Projects• Water & Environment Hub – New hire – Alex Joseph – Excellent working relationship with WaterSmart – Bow River basin first module
Current Projects• GreenStar Network • Sensor Networks• MoboVivo • Earth Observation• Water Hub • Space Weather• ESRI / CSPG • Radio Astronomy• Medical Research • Westgrid• Data Gardens
Cloud Services for Water Management Explore use of cloud services to store, manipulate and expose data related to water management Link and correlate a wide variety of data from a large number of sources Cloud-based analysis and visualization tools
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