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  1. 1. Establishing continental backbones "The DANTE/GEANT experience" E. Valente (GARR) International Workshop on African Research & Education Networking September 25-27 2005 CERN - Geneva, Switzerland
  2. 2. What is GÉANT2? <ul><li>7th generation of pan-European research network infrastructure – first international hybrid network </li></ul><ul><li>Project partners include 30 of Europe’s national research and education networks (NRENs), DANTE and TERENA </li></ul><ul><li>Will connect 34 European countries and serve over 3500 research and education establishments across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3 Million Users </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is GÉANT2? <ul><li>Provide international connectivity to other world regions </li></ul><ul><li>Funded jointly by NRENs and European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Project timescale September 2004 - August 2008 </li></ul>
  4. 4. GÉANT2’s Objectives <ul><li>Provide a gigabit-speeds infrastructure to support European research and education </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a research infrastructure for network technology developments </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a wider range of network services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth on demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testbed facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility and roaming </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide global connectivity for Europe’s research and education community </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Networking in Europe <ul><li>Where did we start? </li></ul>
  6. 6. EUROPANET 1996/97 Topology
  7. 7. October 1996 Topology
  8. 8. January 2000 Topology
  9. 9. December 2001 Topology
  10. 10. October 2004 Topology
  11. 11. Research Networking in Europe <ul><li>And where are we now ? </li></ul>
  12. 12. August 2005 Topology
  13. 16. In service 155 ULAKBIM Turkey In service 45 RFR Tunisia Planned 2 8 HIAST Syria In service 34 CNRST Morocco Planned 2 45 UniCo Jordan In service 20 University of Malta Malta In service 310 IUCC Israel In service 34 EUN Egypt In service 200 CYNET Cyprus In service 1 155 CERIST Algeria Status International Research Connectivity (in Mbps) Name of NREN Country
  14. 17. <ul><li>The EUMEDGRID initiative is aimed to estabilish a Grid Infrastructure for eScience in the Mediterranean Area </li></ul><ul><li>connected with EGEE </li></ul><ul><li>and other related initiatives in the Balkans, North Europe, Latin America and Far-East Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>The EUMEDGRID initiative is intended to foster and promote the international cooperation in eScience as well as the growth of the Mediterranean Countries in the fields of Research and Industry. </li></ul><ul><li>EUMEDGRID EUMEDGRID EUMEDGRID </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>EUMEDGRID aims to provide specific support actions to assist the participation of the states of the Mediterranean region in the pan-European and worldwide Grid initiatives, thus expanding and supporting the European Research Area (ERA) in the region. </li></ul><ul><li>The core of the EUMEDGRID approach is to establish a human network in the eScience area, enlarge and train this community, and establish a pilot Grid infrastructure supporting proof of concept regional applications. </li></ul><ul><li>The reference GRID Infrastructure in Europe will be EGEE a 2 years project funded by the EU and started in April 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>EUMEDGRID will build upon and exploit the infrastructure provided by the Gigabit Pan-European Research & Education Network (GEANT) and the Mediterranean Research and Education Networking (EUMEDCONNECT) initiative in the region. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Participants TUBITAK - ULAKBIM (Turkey) RNRST (Tunisia) HIAST (Syria) EUN (Egypt) CNRST (Morocco) CERIST (Algeria) University of Malta (Malta) RED.ES (Spain) GRNET (Greece) GARR (Italy) DANTE (UK) CYNET (Cyprus) CERN (Switzerland) INFN (Italy) Coordinator
  17. 20. Work packages <ul><li>WP1: Project administrative and technical management </li></ul><ul><li>WP2: Requirement capture and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>WP3: Pilot infrastructure deployment and operations </li></ul><ul><li>WP4: Applications support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EGEE supported applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WP5: Training and dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>24 Months duration </li></ul>
  18. 21. Infrastructure