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Robin Winsor's talk on CI Utility Initiative

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Cybera: BCNet

  1. 1. New Ideas For Shared Solutions CI Utility Initiative Robin Winsor Cybera
  2. 2. Demand For Network Services <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing but well served </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Next Generation Needs <ul><li>Exascale computing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Demand For Network Services <ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing but well served </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Urban </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growing but well served </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grossly under-served </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
  6. 6. “… study ranks Canada 19th worldwide in overall Internet access.” Harvard University Berkman Center Feb 2010 “ If we do not act with haste, the innovations that could employ our future work force could well pass us by” Globe and Mail editorial Feb 2010 “ Governments must regard the internet as basic infrastructure - just like roads, waste and water” - Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union
  7. 8. Next Generation Needs <ul><li>DIYBio </li></ul>
  8. 11. $ / User # of users 4,000,000
  9. 12. Cloud Services <ul><li>Google-like apps: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Amazon-like services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Source accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Local Enablers </li></ul>
  10. 13. Alberta – Population Distribution
  11. 15. Cost to Connect ($/month) Rural Urban Speed (Mbps) Satellite Wireless Cable 1.0 70 1.5 100 49 3.0 65 5.0 89 10 47 26 70 50 100
  12. 16. Lab $ / User # of users 4,000,000 Community <ul><li>Olds, Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>7,200 residents </li></ul><ul><li>3,200 Homes & Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>College </li></ul>
  13. 17. “ The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development Technology Committee has a vision to make Olds the small and medium enterprise capital of Alberta built on superior cyberinfrastructure. The OICRD is currently building a private fiber network that will connect every home and business in the community.” - Norman McInnis, Chief Administrative Officer for Olds
  14. 18. Homes Homes Homes Homes Businesses Businesses Businesses Distribution Point Public CyberInfrastructure Utility SuperNet SuperNet Content Co. Satellite Farm
  15. 19. New Ideas For Shared Solutions CI Utility Initiative Robin Winsor Cybera

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