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APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)
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APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)


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  • 1. Update: TransPAC3and America Connects to Europe
    James Williams
    Director, International Networking
    Indiana University
  • 2. Topics
    ACE and TP3 current status
    Network-based services - revisited
    Stimulating research and education with better tools - revisited
    Working together – continued
    OpenFlow – a new opportunity for collaboration
  • 3. TransPAC3 – Connecting Asia and the US Background
    US lead partner: Indiana University
    Partners: APAN, TEIN3, NICT-Japan, NII-Japan, CERNET – China, DLT, others…
    Multiple 10G connections from the US to Asia, 40/100G option
    Connections continued to Southeast Asia and South Asia via partners
    Connection to TEIN3 network provides link to Europe
    Connection to Internet2/NLR on US West Coast
    Asian part of TP3-TEIN3-GN3-ACE global network
  • 4. TP3 Progress
    Tender released, responses evaluated, vendor selected and contract signed.
    KDDI-America will supply TP3 connectivity (Years 1-3)
    Engineering plan approved as part of tender – Brent Sweeny to detail engineering in his talk
    Discussion with other IRNC projects and within APAN regarding dynamic services and measurement – John Hicks to detail in his talk
    New discussions regarding OpenFlow
  • 5. ACE – America Connects to EuropeBackground
    US lead partner: Indiana University
    Partners: DANTE, NYSERNet, Internet2, DLT and others…
    Multiple 10G connections, 40/100G option
    Connections continued across GN3 and TEIN3 to Asia and TP3
    Connection via EUMEDCONNECT to North Africa
    Connection to Internet2/NLR on US East Coast
    Trans-Atlantic part of TP3-TEIN3-GN3-ACE global network
  • 6. ACE Progress
    Start-up Committee formed
    Technical Committee formed; recommendations prepared
    Technical Committee recommendations endorsed by Start-up Committee
    Tender being prepared
    2-3 10G circuits to address immediate science needs and continue support for existing science activities.
    Tender out April 1
    Evaluations June 1
    Circuits August 1
    (Will continue current IRNC #1 services until new servicesare operational)
  • 7.
  • 8. Network-based Services: Accountability and Service
    Utilization statistics in a useable form
    e-2-e measurement – what researchers are really concerned about
    Custom networks and connections (dynamic circuits provisioned by researchers)
    As networks and network operations become more transparent, network operators must become more accountable.
    As networks become “more global” network operators must develop tools and mechanisms for shared/distributed operations. See:
    Security, security, security….how can we cooperatively attack this problem? One possible component:
  • 9. Stimulating Research and Education through Better Tools
    Development of tools to make researcher-provisioned connections and networks much simpler (no engineer involvement).
    Better collaboration tools using “social media-based” tools – for example, see the following:
    Researcher-specific tools, such as the Science DMZ need to be discussed and possibly deployed. See references…
    Possible new ways of “thinking about networking” – OpenFlow as the prime example. See upcoming slide.
    Outreach activities, particularly in developing areas, designed to increase international research and education collaborations -- see the following:
  • 10. Working Together (cont.)
    The provisioning task is simple (sort of), it is the coordination task that now needs the attention; now we need an array of cooperative activities…
    “develop world class IT infrastructure to enable and facilitate world class science…to accelerate the uptake of research results to help achieve competiveness through innovation”…not a direct quote and not my words…but well-said.
    In the rush for “universal broadband connectivity”, we cannot lose sight of (be distracted from) the critical need for science support. See the Steve Cotter presentation at the recent Clemson Joint Techs.
    We must work together to develop integrated international R/E network infrastructure, extending networking to developing areas in new forms and addressing the impending “flood of data” from many sources (bio, climate, HEP, astro).
    Global network connectivity and the development of a global R/E workspace is a global task; we all need to coordinate globally to achieve our goals [APAN, DANTE, GLIF, ISOC etc…]
  • 11. OpenFlow – a new area for research and cooperation
    Indiana University has made a new, substantial investment in OpenFlow (software defined networking [SDN]) including lab space, an educational activity and significant resources focused on software development.
    “…lab or center focused on the mission of building collaborations among researchers, students and IT networking staff around Software-Defined Networks to catalyze the creation of new SDN-based technologies and transition these technologies from research labs to production networks” – IU internal document
    IU is developing partnerships within the US with both public and private organizations.
    ACE and TP3 are very interested in developing international OpenFlow partnerships leading to a global OpenFlowtestbed (and more generally, a global R/E network research testbed).
    Speak with me or Chris Small (from the FIT WG presentation) for additional information….
  • 12. Visit our web siteSee us on Facebook
  • 13. Interesting Links
    NSF IRNC program:
    ESnet pages fasterdata
    ESnet home
    Eli Dart talk
    Jim Williams: