APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)


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APAN31 - ACE & TransPAC3 (update)

  1. 1. Update: TransPAC3and America Connects to Europe<br />James Williams<br />Director, International Networking<br />Indiana University<br />williams@indiana.edu<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />ACE and TP3 current status<br />Network-based services - revisited<br />Stimulating research and education with better tools - revisited<br />Working together – continued<br />OpenFlow – a new opportunity for collaboration<br />
  3. 3. TransPAC3 – Connecting Asia and the US Background<br />US lead partner: Indiana University<br />Partners: APAN, TEIN3, NICT-Japan, NII-Japan, CERNET – China, DLT, others…<br />Multiple 10G connections from the US to Asia, 40/100G option<br />Connections continued to Southeast Asia and South Asia via partners<br />Connection to TEIN3 network provides link to Europe<br />Connection to Internet2/NLR on US West Coast<br />Asian part of TP3-TEIN3-GN3-ACE global network<br />
  4. 4. TP3 Progress<br />Tender released, responses evaluated, vendor selected and contract signed.<br />KDDI-America will supply TP3 connectivity (Years 1-3)<br />Engineering plan approved as part of tender – Brent Sweeny to detail engineering in his talk<br />Discussion with other IRNC projects and within APAN regarding dynamic services and measurement – John Hicks to detail in his talk<br />New discussions regarding OpenFlow<br />
  5. 5. ACE – America Connects to EuropeBackground<br />US lead partner: Indiana University<br />Partners: DANTE, NYSERNet, Internet2, DLT and others…<br />Multiple 10G connections, 40/100G option<br />Connections continued across GN3 and TEIN3 to Asia and TP3<br />Connection via EUMEDCONNECT to North Africa<br />Connection to Internet2/NLR on US East Coast<br />Trans-Atlantic part of TP3-TEIN3-GN3-ACE global network<br />
  6. 6. ACE Progress<br />Start-up Committee formed<br />Technical Committee formed; recommendations prepared<br />Technical Committee recommendations endorsed by Start-up Committee<br />Tender being prepared<br />2-3 10G circuits to address immediate science needs and continue support for existing science activities.<br />Tender out April 1<br />Evaluations June 1<br />Circuits August 1 <br />(Will continue current IRNC #1 services until new servicesare operational)<br />
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  8. 8. Network-based Services: Accountability and Service<br />Utilization statistics in a useable form<br />e-2-e measurement – what researchers are really concerned about<br />Custom networks and connections (dynamic circuits provisioned by researchers)<br />As networks and network operations become more transparent, network operators must become more accountable. <br />As networks become “more global” network operators must develop tools and mechanisms for shared/distributed operations. See: http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/K-GENI<br />Security, security, security….how can we cooperatively attack this problem? One possible component: http://www.ren-isac.net/ses/<br />
  9. 9. Stimulating Research and Education through Better Tools<br />Development of tools to make researcher-provisioned connections and networks much simpler (no engineer involvement). <br />Better collaboration tools using “social media-based” tools – for example, see the following: https://hubzero.org/<br />Researcher-specific tools, such as the Science DMZ need to be discussed and possibly deployed. See references…<br />Possible new ways of “thinking about networking” – OpenFlow as the prime example. See upcoming slide.<br />Outreach activities, particularly in developing areas, designed to increase international research and education collaborations -- see the following: http://usindiaworkshop.indiana.edu/<br />
  10. 10. Working Together (cont.)<br />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…<br />“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. <br />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.<br />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). <br />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…]<br />/<br />
  11. 11. OpenFlow – a new area for research and cooperation<br />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.<br />“…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<br />IU is developing partnerships within the US with both public and private organizations.<br />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).<br />Speak with me or Chris Small (from the FIT WG presentation) for additional information….<br />
  12. 12. Visit our web siteSee us on Facebook<br />http://internationalnetworking.indiana.edu/<br />http://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Networking-at-IU/175680739126765<br />
  13. 13. Interesting Links<br />IN@IU http://internationalnetworking@iu.edu<br />APAN: http://www.apan.net<br />DANTE: http://www.dante.net/<br />NSF IRNC program: http://www.irnclinks.net<br />GlobalNOC: http://globalnoc.iu.edu<br />OpenFlow: http://www.openflowswitch.org/<br />ESnet pages fasterdatahttp://fasterdata.es.net/<br />ESnet home http://www.es.net/<br />Eli Dart talk http://events.internet2.edu/2011/jt-clemson/agenda.cfm?go=session&id=10001539&event=1150<br />Jim Williams: williams@indiana.edu<br />