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1 AMPATH™: Pathway of the Americas Internet2 Member Meeting International Task Force October 13, 2003 Julio Ibarra Principal Investigator and Director

2 About AMPATH ™  Launched in March 2000 as a project led by Florida International University (FIU), with industry support from Global Crossing (GX), Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies, Juniper Networks and Terremark Worldwide  Enables wide-bandwidth digital communications between the Abilene network and 10 National Research and Education Networks (NRNs) in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico  Provides connectivity to US research programs in the region  AMPATH is a project of FIU and the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Networking Infrastructure & Research (ANIR) Division

3 AMPATH Participants Argentina – RETINA2 Brazil – RNP and FAPESP Chile – REUNA Venezuela – REACCIUN2 Gemini South optical observatory University of Puerto Rico Arecibo Radio Observatory New World Symphony

4 AMPATH Partners

5 AMPATH IXP Services High-speed peering point for regional and international Research and Education networks OC12c to Abilene and 1GbE IP-VPN experimental service from GBLX to StarLight SDH, ATM or IP-VPN transport services Available collocation facilities in the NAP of the Americas, in Miami Smart-Hands 24x7x365 services at the NAP NOC Services from the Indiana Global Research NOC Cross-connects through the Meet-Me Room or NAP Gigabit Ethernet fabric Policy-free ATM PVCs and 802.1q VLANs for bilateral peering Native IPv6, Multicast, VRVS services Flow-based and QoS-based monitoring using netflow tools

6 AMPATH Logical Map Venezuela Brazil Argentina Chile Peru Colombia Panama Puerto Rico RETINA Miami UPR Abilene StarLight STAR TAP AMPATH NOTA Global Crossing Aricebo ANSP REACCIUN RNP REUNA Gemini South Connected In Progress SENACYT St. Croix UVINRAO

7 CHEPREO An interregional grid-enabled Center for High-Energy Physics Research and Educational Outreach (CHEPREO) Fosters an integrated program of research, network infrastructure development, and education and outreach –Collaboration with FIU, Caltech, University of Florida, Florida State University and the State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil –Augments bandwidth capacity to Brazil National Science Foundation (NSF) award MPS

8 Extending the US-CMS Testbed UCSD Florida Wisconsin Caltech Fermilab FIU FSU Brazil Korea AMPATH

9 Experimental Starlight Connection Activated by GX for the AMPATH workshop, January 2003, interconnecting AMPATH to Starlight using a layer-2 GbE IP- VPN service Traffic volume has exceeded 3.4 Tbps – an average of 400 Gbps per month Activity supported by the NSF REU program, STI award ANI Report available at

10 AMPATH ™ : Pathway of the Americas Thank You Web:www.ampath.fiu.eduwww.ampath.fiu.edu Phone:


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