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Connecting academic networks in China and Europe

Objective

The ORIENT project is responsible for the implementation of a direct connection between the European GEANT2 network and the Chinese research networks CERNET and CSTNET, who are represented in the project by CERNET on behalf of Chinese research networking. There is considerable European and Chinese interest in establishing such a connection to support a range of potential scientific and more general co-operations between Europe and China. Specific co-operations, which would receive immediate benefit from the connection, include those in the areas of Radio Astronomy, Grid Computing and Chinese participation in 6th Framework Programme projects.

European research work currently being undertaken in the context of the 6th Framework Programme GN2 project will benefit from Chinese input and co-operation in the areas of performance measurement and resource allocation mechanisms.

ORIENT is primarily an exercise in network procurement and promotion. The funding requested covers only the cost of the high-bandwidth connectivity, dissemination materials and third-party expenses (travel, audits etc) incurred by the proposal partners. The manpower that is necessary to meet project objectives will be provided free-of-charge by the participants.

The funding of the link will come from three sources. 50% of the project cost will be provided by CERNET and a further 25% from the European NRENs. This proposal requests the final 25% of funding from the European Commission.

The project will be carried out by members of the consortium of European NRENs, with DANTE as the coordinating partner and Chinese Research Networks, with CERNET as the coordinating partner.

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

DELIVERY OF ADVANCED NETWORK TECHNOLOGY TO EUROPE LIMITED
Address
9400 Garsington Road
OX4 2HN Oxford, Oxfordshire
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
160 00 Praha 6
CONSORTIUM GARR (GESTIONE AMPLIAMENTO RETE RICERCA)
Italy
Address
Viale Palmiro Togliatti 1625
00155 Roma
GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.
Greece
Address
Mesogeion 56
11527 Athens
GROUPEMENT D'INTERET PUBLIC RESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE, L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE
France
Address
151 Boulevard De L'h?pital
75013 Paris
THE JNT ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Atlas Center, Chilton
OX11 0QS Didcot, Oxfordshire
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES E.V.
Germany
Address
Anhalter Strasse 1
10963 Berlin