Presentation on theme: "1 European Research Networking Development Activities Karel Vietsch TERENA"— Presentation transcript:
1 European Research Networking Development Activities Karel Vietsch TERENA
2 TERENA Organisation An Association of European National Research & Education Networks Secretariat based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Small Secretariat of 14 staff (12 FTE) 32 National Members 2 International Members: CERN, ESA 11 Associate Members (including DANTE, EMBL & NORDUnet + equipment vendors and telecoms operators) Permanent Observer: European Commission
3 TERENAs Mission Represent common interests and opinions of membership –Make political and industrial contacts. –Lobby European Union and national governments. –Liaise with other continents Knowledge Transfer –Conferences (e.g. TNCs), Workshops and Seminars –Developing informational, best-practice and training material. Technical Programme –Develops, tests and promotes new technologies, services and applications. –Task Forces, Projects and Workshops. Fostering new services Doesnt run a network!
4 Technical Programme Special Interest Areas (reviewed every two years): –Lower Layers (IPv6, MPLS, VPNs etc.) –Quality of Service (including DiffServ) –Videoconferencing and Streaming (Including IP Telephony) –Content Delivery, Indexing and Searching –Middleware (security, AAA) –Mobility –Grid and Campus coordination
5 Task Forces (1) TF-NGN (started December 2000) –Tests suitability of new networking technologies for use in future European backbone, NREN or campus networks. –Undertakes GÈANT Test Programme –LBE, Multicasting, IPv6, network monitoring and flow measurement, MPLS, DiffServ, optical networking, AAA, PERT, special projects. TF-CSIRT (started September 2000) –Promotes collaboration and knowledge transfer between European CSIRTs. –Includes NREN, ISP, government and commercial CSIRTS. –Establish pilot services (e.g. trusted introducer, tracker database) and common standards and procedures (e.g IODEF). –Assist new CSIRTs. –Prevent miscommunication between NRENs, the EU, and national governments (e.g. ENISA & Legal Handbook).
6 Task Forces (2) TF-Mobility (started January 2003) –Evaluate mobile equipment and software. –Evaluate possible authentication and authorisation techniques (e.g. web-based, 802.1x, VPNs) –Define an inter-NREN roaming architecture. –Investigate and address security issues. TF-Netcast (started March 2003) –Survey national streaming media content. –Develop an announcements portal. –Develop a common metadata model. –Investigate European live streaming infrastructure.
7 Task Forces (3) TF-AACE (Started May 2002) –Investigating issues related to deployment of authentication, authorisation and other security-related services. Task force started officially 1 May –Focus on PKI. –Close collaboration with Internet2 Middleware Initiative. –
8 Projects – NREN Compendium Compendium has been published annually since Collection of relevant information about European NRENs: –Administrative data and legal form. –Number of users and market share. –Internal and external connectivity, and capacity of links. –Network traffic, load and congestion indicators. –Services, staffing and funding. Provides overview of network status in each country. Preliminary 2003 edition now on TERENA website. A good tool for lobbying governments and/or funding bodies!
9 Projects - SERENATE EC-funded project led by TERENA: 1 May 2002 – 31 December 2003 Study the evolution of networking over the next 5-10 years. –Includes technical, organisational and financial aspects. –Investigating market conditions and regulatory environments. Aims to produce set of recommendations for future research and education networks in SERENATE countries Reports available: –Experience of various communities that have experimented with "alternative" models of infrastructures –Telecoms Operators' views on infrastructure and likely evolution. –Present status of international connectivity in Europe and to other continents –Expected development of the regulatory situation in European countries Final report to be published end 2003
10 IP Telephony Cookbook Telecoms costs in some parts of Europe are high. Number of initatives to use IP telephony, but these were not linked. Coordination and support would be beneficial. Cookbook initiative started in April 2003 and will run until February Will investigate the various IP telephony projects in Europe. Aims to produce guidelines on: –IP Telephony protocols and basic services set-up. –how to set-up advanced services. –how to connect an IP Telephony island to a wider dialing plan. –regulatory and legal aspects. –interoperability of different IP telephony equipment.
11 Other projects (1) (co-funded by European Union) TRANSITS (TRAining of Network Security Incident Teams Staff) –EC-funded project led by TERENA: July 2002 – June 2005 –Develops and maintains course material for training CSIRT staff –Holds training workshops (with travel funding for NAS countries) SEEREN (South-Eastern European Research & Education Networking) –EU-funded project led by GRNET: December 2002 – June 2004 –TERENA is a dissemination and liaison partner – linking SERENATE, TF-NGN and Internet2 with SEEREN. –Establishing a network infrastructure (2-34 Mbps) between Romania, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, FYROM Macedonia, Greece, Hungary, Serbia & Montenegro.
12 Other projects (2) (co-funded by European Union) 6NET –EU-funded project led by Cisco: January 2002 – December –Has built a native IPv6-based network for gaining experience of IPv6 deployment and migration from existing IPv4-based networks. –Used to test new IPv6 services and applications, as well as interoperability with legacy applications. –TERENA leads the dissemination work package: website, workshops, etc.. –Most results are publicly available! SCAMPI (A SCAleable Monitoring Platform for the Internet) –EU-funded project led by TERENA: April 2002 – September –Developing a PCI-based adapter card for monitoring at 10 Gb/s. –Includes dedicated API for developing standard applications.
13 Grids Mostly in support role at present. Participating in proposed EGEE project.