Presentation on theme: "KDDI-America - Indiana University International Networking Activities James Williams Director – International Networking Director – Network Operations."— Presentation transcript:
KDDI-America - Indiana University International Networking Activities James Williams Director – International Networking Director – Network Operations Service Desk TransPAC2 Principal Investigator 20-January-2008
High-performance networking as a tool To facilitate international collaborations in research and education To enable sharing of expensive/scarce resources (telescopes, microscopes, …) To provide access to scientific materials and databases To enable one-way and multipoint telepresence (medical activities)
Most current TransPAC2 slide goes here Current TransPAC2 Network
Indiana University – KDDI-America Partnership in Asia The current TransPAC2 connection to Asia is funded by the US National Science Foundation and our partners in Japan. KDDI-A has been the long-term provider of TransPAC2 connectivity. The Indiana University – KDDI-America partnership is quite strong. Our NOCs cooperate well together. KDDI-America provides excellent hands/eyes service for IU in Los Angeles.
The next 18 months… The IRNC program, which funds the TransPAC2 network, will continue until at least 1-January-2010. Depending on the timing of a new IRNC-2 solicitation, IRNC-1 may be extended until 1-January-2011. There are plans for a new IRNC-2 solicitation at some time in 2009. Indiana University, Internet2 and APAN will surely partner in responding to this solicitation. This will require a new RFP for a new set of services.
IRNC-2 Issues Current bandwidth is sufficient Bandwidth needs to be allocated more effectively and dynamically Security and performance measurement will be more important.