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International Networking @ Indiana University

  1. 1. International Networkingat Indiana University<br />James Williams<br />Director, International Networking<br /><br />
  2. 2. Indiana University’s commitment to international activities<br />“The value of an IU education cannot be contained within one classroom, one state, or one continent. It spans the globe.”<br />President Michael McRobbie<br />February 15, 2008<br />
  3. 3. Topics<br />Wandering general observations<br />A bit of international networking history<br />Where are we today?<br />The global picture of international networking<br />Where are we headed at Indiana?<br />
  4. 4. High-performance networking as a tool<br /><ul><li>To facilitate international collaborations in research and education
  5. 5. To provide for sharing of expensive/scarce resources (telescopes, microscopes, physical locations …)
  6. 6. To facilitate access to scientific materials and databases
  7. 7. To enable one-way and site-to-site telepresence (remote medical activities)
  8. 8. Science diplomacy</li></li></ul><li>The NSF International Research Network Connections Project Leverage and Partnerships<br />Key IRNC concepts:<br />Much more extensive network development and connectivity than IRNC only funding would permit.<br />Fostering/developing more active relationships between US and non-US network engineers.<br />Leads to better international scientific and technical interactions<br />
  9. 9. A bit of history<br /><ul><li>It all began with Michael McRobbie
  10. 10. TransPAC – connecting Indiana to Asia
  11. 11. Michael moves on, Jim moves in…
  12. 12. TransPAC2 – more Asia, and Pakistan</li></li></ul><li>TransPAC<br /><ul><li>HPIIS, Steve Goldstein, APAN and San Francisco
  13. 13. 35Mbps ATM service from Chicago to Tokyo purchased from AT+T (1998)
  14. 14. Cost – about $130,000/month
  15. 15. Gradually increased bandwidth (155Mbps; 2 x 622Mbps)</li></li></ul><li>
  16. 16. TransPAC2 (2005)<br /><ul><li>Michael moves on to bigger things (VP–Research; Provost; President)
  17. 17. IRNC replaces HPIIS
  18. 18. Jim leads TP2 effort
  19. 19. TransPAC2 10Gbps – cost about $45,000/month (2005)
  20. 20. Extension to Pakistan in 2008</li></li></ul><li>TransPAC2 Asia partners<br /><ul><li>TransPAC2 Co-investigator partner – Internet2
  21. 21. TransPAC2 Asia regional partner – APAN
  22. 22. TransPAC2 Japanese partners – National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the National Institute of Informatics (NII)
  23. 23. TransPAC2 – EU TEIN2 partnership</li></li></ul><li>TransPAC2 Overview<br />
  24. 24. Extension to Pakistan<br /><ul><li>Connection to Asia funded by US National Science Foundation and partners in Japan
  25. 25. Connection to Pakistan funded by US National Science Foundation and Pakistan Higher Education Commission
  26. 26. My trip to Pakistan is blogged at:</li></li></ul><li>
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  29. 29. Where are we today?<br /><ul><li>Indiana is a major participant (along with UT-Knoxville) in international networking
  30. 30. We have two new, large NSF awards – ACE and TP3 (map next)
  31. 31. We have significant international partnerships with other NRENS
  32. 32. We are investigating workshops as a mechanism for strengthening international collaborations [US-India; US-Vietnam; US-Czech Republic].</li></ul>See:<br />
  33. 33. Two new initiatives/networks<br />America Connects to Europe (ACE)<br />TransPAC3: US connection to Asia<br />
  34. 34. TransPAC3 – Connecting Asia and the US<br /><ul><li>Lead institution: Indiana University
  35. 35. PI: Jim Williams
  36. 36. Partners: APAN, TEIN3, NICT-Japan, NII-Japan, CERNET – China, DLT, others…
  37. 37. Multiple 10G connections from the US to Asia
  38. 38. Connections continued to South East Asia and South Asia
  39. 39. Connection to TEIN3 network provides link to Europe
  40. 40. Connection to Taj network provides second link to Asia, Europe and North Africa
  41. 41. Asia part of TP3-TEIN3-GN3-ACE global network</li></li></ul><li>ACE – American Connects to Europe<br /><ul><li>Lead institution: Indiana University
  42. 42. PI: Jim Williams
  43. 43. Partners: DANTE, NYSERNet, Internet2, DLT and others…
  44. 44. Multiple 10G connections between the US and Europe
  45. 45. Connections continued across GN3 and TEIN3 to Asian and TP3
  46. 46. Will partner with GLORIAD to provide backup and service redundancy
  47. 47. Trans-Atlantic part of TP3-TEIN3-GN3-ACE global network</li></li></ul><li>
  48. 48. Other international activities<br /><ul><li>But, Indiana University is not the only US university interested in international activities…
  49. 49. UT-Knoxville is home to the GLORAID/Taj projects which also supply global bandwidth
  50. 50. Florida International University supplies US-Latin/South America connectivity
  51. 51. Georgetown and Duke have well developed international outreach activities and campuses in the Middle East and Asia
  52. 52. MIT has a well-known partnership with Singapore.
  53. 53. And there are many others</li></li></ul><li>
  54. 54. So, where are we headed at Indiana?<br />Focus some attention on underserved areas (Africa, Central Asia, South Asia)<br />Provide services beyond bandwidth (utilization, e-2-e, DC, security)<br />Develop better tools for scientists <br />Work as a community to being planning for future science experiments (gene sequencing; SKA; “brighter” LHC; ITER)<br />
  55. 55. Interesting URLs<br />TransPAC2:<br />APAN:<br />Pakistan blog:<br />NSF IRNC program:<br />GlobalNOC:<br />Me:<br />