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1 Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) Kees Neggers SURFnet Internet2 Fall meeting Austin, TX, 27 September 2004

2 What is GLIF? GLIF is a consortium of institutions, organizations, consortia and country National Research & Education Networks who voluntarily share optical networking resources and expertise to develop the Global LambdaGrid for the advancement of scientific collaboration and discovery GLIF is not a new network and GLIF will not compete with its participants

3 GLIF Mission To create and sustain a Global Facility supporting leading-edge capabilities that enable high- performance applications and services, especially those based on new and emerging technologies and paradigms related to advanced optical networking. GLIF provides leadership in advanced technologies and services on behalf of National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), creating new models that they can implement.

4 GLIF Interconnection and access Interconnection/Access Agreements –Each participating resource owner/custodian will prepare an interconnection/access agreement that describes conditions of resource sharing –Participants individually must execute these arrangements on a bi-lateral basis. –An Infrastructure Register will be maintained on behalf of participants. Users access GLIF resources by going to their network providers; websites will document what resources are available.

5 GLIF Participants GLIF has participants, not members –GLIF consists of leadership organizations that are defining and implementing advanced services not available from National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), NREN Consortia, or pan-continental networks. –Participation is open to any owner/custodian of next- generation optical infrastructure (e.g., lambdas, light paths, exchange points) who is willing to make those resources available to other GLIF participants on an agreed basis when they are not required for their own needs. GLIF “glues” together the networks and resources of its participants

6 GLIF History Invitation-only annual meetings to discuss optical networking and the Global LambdaGrid initiated by SURFnet First meeting was in 2001 in Amsterdam, hosted by the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA, Europe)

7 GLIF History Second meeting in 2002 in Amsterdam was attached to iGrid2002, hosted by the Amsterdam Science and Technology Centre

8 GLIF History 2003 in Reykjavik, Iceland, hosted by NORDUnet named GLIF, a virtual facility in support of persistent data-intensive scientific research and middleware development on LambdaGrids 2003

9 GLIF 2004 in Nottingham, UK 60 World Leaders in Advanced Networking and the Scientists Who Need It met at the 4th Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshop Nottingham, UK, September 2-3, 2004 Organized by Cees de Laat of University of Amsterdam and Maxine Brown of University of Illinois at Chicago. Network leadership – managers and chief engineers of national research and education networks, countries, consortia and institutions. Representatives from network vendor R&D labs (Cisco, Nortel, Ciena, NTT) Application Scientists

10 GLIF 2004 Particpants Photo courtesy of Steve Wallace GLIF in Nottingham, UK, hosted by UKERNA

11 GLIF World Map – December 2004 Visualization courtesy of Bob Patterson, NCSA.

12 GLIF World Map – December 2004 Visualization courtesy of Bob Patterson, NCSA.

13 GLIF World Map – December 2004 Visualization courtesy of Bob Patterson, NCSA.

14 GLIF Working Groups Governance chaired by Kees Neggers : To create an open, neutral community for anyone who wants to contribute resources and/or services (bandwidth, software, application drivers), to build the Global LambdaGrid Engineering chaired by Erik-Jan Bos: To define the types of links and the minimum/maximum configurations of Optical Exchange facilities in order to assure the interoperability and interconnectivity of participating networks Applications chaired by Peter Clarke: To enable the super-users providing the application drivers; to find new e-science drivers; and, to move scientific experiments into production usage as they mature, and to document these advancements Control Plane and Grid Integration Middleware (proposed): To agree on interfaces and protocols for lambda provisioning and management

15 GLIF Organization GLIF is an open community Governance Model –Appropriate to their mission and the spirit of community cooperation, GLIF participants implemented a “lightweight” governance structure. –Secretariat support for GLIF will be hosted by the TERENA organization. –To support this structure, participants will pay a modest annual voluntary contribution

16 The Future of GLIF Best Current practice documents: –Interoperability and interconnectivity –Definition of optical exchange Register of GLIF Resources 2005 at UCSD, hosted by Cal-(IT)2 in conjunction with iGrid in Japan, hosted by the WIDE Project (Jun Murai) and JGN-II (Tomonori Aoyama)

17 Questions?Questions? Thanks to Maxine Brown who put most of the content of this presentation together.

18 Thank you


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