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1 Why Optical Networks Are Emerging as the 21 st Century Driver Scientific American, January 2001

2 CONTROLPLANECONTROLPLANE Clusters Dynamically Allocated Lightpaths Switch Fabrics Physical Monitoring Apps Middleware A LambdaGrid Will Be the Backbone for an e-Science Network Source: Joe Mambretti, NU

3 Example: OptIPuter Project (LambdaGrid Living Lab) Draws From Many Layers Materials and Devices Networked Infrastructure Interfaces and Software Systems Environment and Civil Infrastructure Intelligent Transportation and Telematics Digitally Enabled Genomic Medicine New Media Arts Policy, Management, and Socioeconomic Evolution Education Preuss School Sixth College VisualizationBIRNEarthScopeMiddleware Optical Networking Clusters Storage MEMS/Nano Photonics New Storage Devices CENIC CalREN-XD NSF Exp Networks Network Protocols

4 OptIPuter NSF Proposal Partnered with National Experts and Infrastructure Vancouver Seattle Portland San Francisco Los Angeles San Diego (SDSC) NCSA SURFnet CERN CA* net4 Asia Pacific Asia Pacific AMPATH PSC Atlanta CA*net4 Source: Tom DeFanti and Maxine Brown, UIC NYC TeraGrid DTFnet CENIC Pacific Light Rail Chicago UIC NU USC UCSD, SDSU UCI

5 NSF Experimental Network Research Project The OptIPuter Driven by Large Neuroscience and Earth Science Data –NIH Biomedical Informatics Research Network –NSF EarthScope (UCSD SIO) Removing Bandwidth as a Constraint –Links Computing, Storage, Visualization and Networking –Software and Systems Integration Research Agenda NSF Large Information Technology Research Proposal –UCSD and UIC Lead Campuses –USC, UCI, SDSU, NW Partnering Campuses –Industrial Partners: IBM, Telcordia/SAIC, CENIC PILarry Smarr; Funded at $13.5M Over Five Years –Start Date October 1, 2002

6 Providing a 21 st Century Internet Grid Infrastructure Tightly Coupled Optically-Connected OptIPuter Core Wireless Sensor Nets, Personal Communicators Loosely Coupled Peer-to-Peer Computing & Storage Routers

7 Metro Optically Linked Visualization Walls with Industrial Partners Set Stage for Federal Grant Driven by SensorNets Data –Real Time Seismic –Environmental Monitoring –Distributed Collaboration –Emergency Response Linked UCSD and SDSU –Dedication March 4, 2002 Linking Control Rooms Cox, Panoram, SAIC, SGI, IBM, TeraBurst Networks SD Telecom Council UCSD SDSU 44 Miles of Cox Fiber

8 ½ Mile The OptIPuter Project is Allowing UCSD to Develop a Futuristic Optical Networking Fabric SDSC SIO Medicine Phase I, Fall 02 Physical Sciences Arts Engineeing Preuss School Sixth College Phase II, Jan. 03 Cal-(IT) 2 Phase III, Dec 04

9 CENIC and CISI Have Partnered on Optical Network Which Links to All Counties CENIC/Carrier POP Carrier OpAmp Site Backbone Carrier Fiber Campus-MAN Demark Campus Campus Network MPOE Campus Fiber Last Mile Fiber Future Last Mile Fiber Backbone 10Gig Optional Carrier Fiber Pacific Light Rail 10G

10 Planning for Optically Linking Crisis Management Control Rooms in California California Office of Emergency Services, Sacramento, CA


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