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  • Blanch IT is being tested today Sligo IT should be complete within next 2 weeks 9/15 circuits will have been completed in 2 weeks time
  • This diagram shows the schools network in simplified form Starting with schools’ connecting into one of the six broadband access providers awarded as part of the Request For Tender (RfT) These Access Providers then interconnect into one of two PoP’s in Citywest or Kilcarbery. Resilience is provided between PoP’s via the National Backbone Extension Onwards Internet connectivity is then provided via the HEAnet backbone
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    1. 1. HEAnet National Networking Conference 2006 F á ilte go Cill Chainnigh ! 9 th November 2006 John Boland, Chief Executive
    2. 2. Housekeeping
    3. 3. <ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>Adding a bit of luxury ! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Sponsoring the Gala Dinner Sponsoring the Welcome Reception Sponsoring the Memory Sticks Sponsoring the Conference Bags
    5. 5. Sponsoring the Wireless Sponsoring the Lunch Sponsoring the Conference Prizes Sponsoring the Web Cafe
    6. 6. Other Sponsors
    7. 7. Fill in an evaluation form and you could win one of these … Kindly sponsored by
    8. 8. 2.5-inch color display 136 g 61,8 x 103,5 x 11 mm <ul><li>7,500 songs </li></ul><ul><li>20 hours of battery life </li></ul><ul><li>New iPod software features </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sony DCR-DVD205E An easy to use DVD Handycam® that records in True Widescreen 1.07 Megapixels Advanced HAD CCD True 16:9 widescreen mode 2.7&quot; Wide Hybrid LCD with Touch panel Carl Zeiss® Vario Tessar Super SteadyShot 12x Optical Zoom / 800x Digital Zoom Super NightShot Plus Easy 12cm DVD copy with Nero Express 6
    10. 10. <ul><li>Evaluation Forms Returned / Prizes </li></ul>
    11. 11. Opening Address Mr Tom Boland Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority and Chairman of the Board of HEAnet
    12. 12. HEAnet Update Services, Schools, SuperComputers and SFPs 9 th November 2006 John Boland, Chief Executive
    13. 13. TOPICS <ul><li>National Backbone & Connecting Client Sites </li></ul><ul><li>ITnet Integration Project </li></ul><ul><li>Services & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>SuperComputers </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>International Developments </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth record </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>National Backbone Extension (NBE) </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling out fibre to the campus </li></ul>
    15. 15. NBE <ul><li>National Backbone extension Update 2nd Nov 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: NBE phase 2 catering for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>43 new point to point links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17 IoT links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>26 Non - IoT links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project start date: 24 March 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected completion: March 2007 </li></ul>
    16. 16. Fibre network end 2006 – approx 2300km of fibre
    17. 17. Outsourced Layer 1/2 Operational Network Management <ul><li>BT operational management of the Layer 1/2 network from Dec 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 helpdesk </li></ul><ul><li>Tactical and strategic management remains with HEAnet </li></ul><ul><li>Layer 1 – physical breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Layer 2 – ethernet/optical problems </li></ul><ul><li>Layer 3 – IP routing = HEAnet NOC </li></ul>
    18. 18. IP Network Re-Design <ul><li>Existing backbone IP equipment dates back to 1999 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to Support GE connections from clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support 10 Gbps connections capable routers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aggregation of National, International (Geant), General Internet and Points-2-Points </li></ul><ul><li>VPNs based on virtual routers </li></ul><ul><li>Plan for the next five years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40 - 100 Gbps over lifetime </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. IP Network Re-Design… <ul><li>Tender process commenced 06 Nov 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Technical dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing call for tender and specification </li></ul><ul><li>Full IP network re-design </li></ul><ul><li>€ 3-4m project </li></ul><ul><li>Carrier class router base </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Possibly only two routers! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Connecting the Institutes of Technology to the Backbone </li></ul>
    21. 21. Current Status <ul><li>General IP connectivity rolled out to WIT, LIT and ITB </li></ul><ul><li>Technical solution for An Chéim fully tested & equipment deployed; now awaiting approval for cutovers </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements in latency and link quality to each site observed </li></ul><ul><li>Commodity IP transit service in preparation </li></ul>
    22. 22. ITnet project: Current Status <ul><li>9 ITnet locations newly connected over dark fibre since project commenced </li></ul><ul><li>Circuits to WIT, LIT, ITB currently carrying production traffic (260Mbps available on each) </li></ul><ul><li>Circuit rollout for remaining IoTs currently underway (RFT process) </li></ul><ul><li>Backbone regional PoP installed & commissioned in Waterford IT </li></ul><ul><li>Backbone regional PoP due for install in Dundalk IT next week </li></ul><ul><li>Further connectivity options with Government Network under consideration </li></ul>
    23. 23. Circuit Delivery Timescale
    24. 24. <ul><li>Services & Innovations </li></ul>
    25. 25. Services & Innovations <ul><li>Fibre-optic infrastructure rollout </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Client upgrades / P2P circuits enabled </li></ul><ul><li>by NBE Roll-out </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Co-Location / Hosting facilities </li></ul>
    26. 26. Innovations Cont’d.. <ul><li>Wi-Fi / Roaming: eduroam infrastructure trials </li></ul><ul><li>Hosting of E-num service (VOIP for Ireland) </li></ul><ul><li>IPTV delivery to students trial </li></ul><ul><li>NDLR: preparing for production service </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming and Mirror Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>= record peak traffic for the Irish Internet (on INEX) </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. <ul><li>Streaming & Archives: </li></ul><ul><li>Houses of the Oireachtas </li></ul><ul><li>D á il and Seanad </li></ul><ul><li>D á il Committee Rooms </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Managed Schools Network </li></ul>
    29. 29. Background: Ireland’s Schools Network <ul><ul><ul><li>Free Internet connectivity for approx 4,000 schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Year Agreement - Joint Government & Industry Funding (TIF) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Establishment of centrally managed Schools Network at HEAnet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio of associated HEAnet network services: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content Filtering </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Schools Network Topology
    31. 31. Benefits for Schools <ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Always On’ Broadband Connection (min. 512k to 2Mbps) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faster downloads & improved access to Multimedia resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managed School Router </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Managed Network & Security Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Content Filtering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Future Services (e.g. Web-hosting) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Support (NCTE Service Desk 1 st Line) /(Wiki) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    32. 32. School Router Install Run-Rate
    33. 33. Schools: Summary Statistics <ul><li>Connectivity Statistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3,730 (95%) of schools installed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,312 (84%) of school LANs have connected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily schools traffic exceeding 100Mbps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools downloading up to 250GB of data per day </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Filtering Statistics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4% of traffic is to “blocked” categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2% of traffic is Spyware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virus incidents are down by 70% since Q ’06 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers are more prepared to use Internet in class </li></ul></ul>
    34. 34. Schools Weekly Traffic Patterns
    35. 36. <ul><li>SuperComputer </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement </li></ul>
    36. 37. Participating Institutions National University of Ireland, Galway Dublin City University Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies National University of Ireland, Maynooth Trinity College Dublin Tyndall Institute University College Cork University College Dublin HEAnet
    37. 38. High-End Computing in Ireland <ul><ul><li>DFT+U spin density. Michael Nolan 1 , Dean C. Sayle 2 , Stephen C. Parker 3 and Graeme W. Watson 1 ( 1) TCD, (2) Cranfield University , ( 3) University of Bath </li></ul></ul>Marine Modelling Centre, NUI, Galway Llyod D., et al, Dept. of Biochemistry, TCD G.Murphy, et al, , DIAS/CosmoGrid
    38. 39. Record-breakers <ul><li>The high-performance machines are used by scientists to simulate everything from ocean currents to biological cells. </li></ul><ul><li>At the moment the most potent machine in the world is the IBM's Blue Gene/L at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California </li></ul><ul><li>The record breaking system, the only machine to have pushed through the 100 teraflop barrier, performs a staggering 280.6 trillion calculations per second. The computer has more than 130,000 processors </li></ul>
    39. 41. <ul><li>New HEAnet Services PoP </li></ul><ul><li>- ServCentric </li></ul>
    40. 42. New HEAnet Services POP <ul><li>Based at ServCentric, Blanchardstown, Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Occupies 120 m 2 of floor space, in its own secure room, with air conditioning, fire suppression and resilient electrical supply </li></ul><ul><li>Fitted with 32 * 19 inch racks </li></ul><ul><li>Resilient connections to the HEAnet National Backbone, at 10 Gbit/s </li></ul>
    41. 43. New HEAnet Services POP NDLR IRIS SixXs ILUG Comreg IRCSET Qualifax EPA WIT TSSG HEA NUIM DIAS UCD TCD
    42. 44. <ul><li>International Developments </li></ul><ul><li>& G É ANT 2 </li></ul>
    43. 45. International Enhancements <ul><li>General Internet (currently 2.5) </li></ul><ul><li>DANTE and HEAnet have procured dark fibre solution across the Irish Sea </li></ul><ul><li>DANTE will run DWDM over the link </li></ul><ul><li>IP service will migrate to 10 Gbps in Jan 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>GEANT “+” will provide 1GE P2Ps </li></ul><ul><li>DANTE lease wavelength from UKERNA Dublin PoP as very economical backup to Europe </li></ul>
    44. 47. Project Achievements in Year 2 <ul><li>Network rollout 97% complete </li></ul><ul><li>Very good R&D results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfsonar – European monitoring framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eduroam/JRA5 – European roaming infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Enhancement Response Team (PERT), Advanced Multi-Domain Provisioning System (AMPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth on Demand Inter-domain Manager (IDM) prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Toolset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross-activity: end-to-end monitoring, common topology DB, E2ECU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Greater publicity and awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>55 events, 78 presentations, over 170 press articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compendium of NRENs 2005 completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foresight Study defined and tasks assigned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video, interactive demo, brochures, leaflets, newsletter, maps, posters </li></ul></ul>
    45. 48. <ul><li>SFPs </li></ul>
    46. 49. SFPs GBICs Traditional communications equipment XENPAC
    47. 50. Your colour Your connection Your LAN
    48. 52. <ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Record </li></ul>
    49. 53. Client Bandwidth Upgrade Record <ul><li>Start of term 2006/2007 </li></ul><ul><li>08:00 Wednesday, October 25th saw the biggest bandwidth upgrade in one morning in the history of HEAnet </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,600 Mbps extra capacity was delivered </li></ul><ul><li>Average 75% bandwidth upgrade for all clients </li></ul>
    50. 54. This visible burst is NUI-M who went from 77Mbps to 140Mbps

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