Pern2 empowering he is for collaborative rn-e in pakistan - tein3 meeting india (aug 2011)
Status Updates and R&E ActivitiesAnwar AmjadDirector General (IT)/ Project Director (PERN)Higher Education CommissionIslamabad – Pakistan
Serving as Engine to Socio-Economic Development of PAKISTANTechnology to Leap-Frog Quality Technology for Rapid and Assurance Sustainable Growth Research & Development Human Resource DevelopmentTechnology Driving the Knowledge Economy
The National Research & Education Network of Pakistan
A project to fulfill the overall vision and objectives of IT Action Plan of the Government of Pakistan, A dedicated digital communication network interlinking all public/private sector chartered universities/ degree awarding institutes. Provides integration of data banks, collaboration for research and development activities and up-gradation of teaching and learning skills. Connectivity with Other Education and Research Networks worldwide.
UPGRADATION OF CHANNEL CAPACITY ◦ Channel capacity be upgraded to 40Gbps or 100Gbps based on data intensive research Pure IP OVER DWDM ◦ A Single Multi service provisioning platform or multi service transport platform to avoid transponder costs GMPLS, OPS, OBS ◦ Implementation of these technologies as per demand from the research and academic community
Structured Core Campus Networking at all universities/ institutes Fiber Optic campus backbone ~10,000% growth in availability of computers to the students in HEIs over past 8 years Computers labs for general use and special purposes Indigenous applications development for business automation of universities’ processes
Deployment of an End-to-End Network and Information security solutions from three (3) different aspects ◦ Internet Gateway Security ◦ PERN Internal IP/MPLS Core Security ◦ Access Site Security
Security Implementation Plans No intrusion/Attacks: Special Check•International Traffic monitoring on Inside/Outside Traffic•Active /Passive Data Monitoring 10 G Stateful Firewalls•Deep Packet Inspection•URL Filtering Deep Packet Inspection & Internet Service Provider• IPS/IDS Enhance IPS PE•Domestic Traffic monitoring (within IP/MPLS)•Passive Monitoring•Deep Packet Inspection•URL Filtering Internet Service Prvider• IPS/IDS PE•Network Forensic tools PE•IP mapping record for back tracking.•Internal Logs•URL Filtering PE PE•Host Base Intrusion Prevention System
Operations Facility ◦ Independent Network Connectivity ◦ Phones on the Desk Dial in # +92 (51) 9040 PERN (7376) ◦ Office Communicator ◦ UAN – 111 11 PERN ◦ Wall mounted display for PERN2 nodes monitoring ◦ Seating space of Three (03) level support Space for Two (2) persons for PERN2 Help desk Space for Four (4) persons for 1st level support Three offices for Senior Staff ◦ Workstations for all staff and Servers for network monitoring ◦ Glass partitioned space for PERN2 facilities
Network Monitoring Software ◦ Orion Solarwind ◦ Huawei Datacomm Monitoring System (DMS) Service Communication ◦ Trouble ticketing facility to the member institutes Dedicated servers with SAN storage ◦ Email notifications of alerts/ alarms of various levels PERN2 public interface ◦ http://www.pern.edu.pk/
Outreaching with Infrastructure ◦ College Network of Pakistan (CNP) (Extending PERN2 to PERN3) Extending PERN2 Services to ◦ Teaching Hospital ◦ Public Libraries ◦ Research & Development Organization ◦ K-12 Schools and beyond Education Management Plan ◦ Setting up Higher Education Management Information System at all universities Educational Alliance ◦ Microsoft ◦ Oracle Learning Tools ◦ Development & Management
• Scientific research, • Access to viz. Grids, international digital simulation, resources computation, etc. • Closed loop secure• Local contents connectivity hosting Communication Internet & Infrastructure Intranet Digital Video/ Voice Resources• National Digital • Interactive video Library conferencing• E-Books • Voice over IP• Pakistan Research across HEIs Repository
PERN Video Conference VOIP CMS IT Services Pakistan Research Repository National Digital Library Anti-Plagiarism (Turnitin) Business Intelligence Software as a Email Service Service (SaaS) Lync 2010 Service Specialized databases with customized Platform as a softwares Services (PaaS) Microsoft Licenced Softwares available at ELMS Virtualized Environment of Servers andInfrastructure as a Storage Services (IaaS) MCU ServicesHosted & Manage Server Space Support in National Data Services (H&MS) Center Network Design Service (LAN/WAN) IT Consultancy IT Trainings Services Establishing Video Conferencing Facility
Digital Resources: Journals, Articles, Books, Theses, etc.
Digital Archives E-Journals ◦ 23,000+ Journals ◦ Major Publishers/ Repositories IEEE ACME EBSCO Nature APS Emerald ACS Elsevier CUP JSTOR Blackwell Synergy
Distributed Connectivity Remote Web and National E&R Content toInstrument/ email Data Servers: International equipment hosting Centers/ Knowledge Research Access locally NOCs Repositories Networks
Enhancing communication across higher education community
Launched in Dec 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total2006Universities 6 12 15 25 17 75EquippedEvents 14 536 475 1022 1028 3075organized Technic al Lectures / Conferen Discussi Meeting Intervie Total Events Presentati ces on & s ws Events ons Mock Session 2006 3 3 8 - - 14 2007 151 7 295 63 20 536 2008 65 7 395 92 22 475 2009 58 12 767 152 33 1022 2010 300 54 537 122 15 1028 41 Total 577 83 2002 429 90 3075
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Campus Self Service 24/7 access to information and services Analysis & Reporting Improve decision making; enhance governmental reportingStatus (Operational at following Universities/ Institutes)• NWFP University of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar• Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad• University of Punjab, Lahore• Islamia University, Bahawalpur• Sukkur Instituted of Business Administration, Sukkur• Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi• Balochistan University of IT, Engg. & Management Sciences, Quetta• Institute of Business Administration, Karachi*
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EVO Panda Server ◦ Collaborative and Interactive communication PingER Monitoring ◦ Network health monitoring Bio-Informatics Node ◦ Part of Asia-Pacific Molecular Biology Network (A-IMBN) program Tele-Medicine ◦ Bridging the HealthNet with PERN/PERN2 High Energy Physics ◦ The largest project on the planet, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is going to be operational, providing real data to the scientists.