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Multi-gigabit European academic network

Objective

The GN2 project sets out a programme of work to further develop the successful GN1 project which has created the GEANT pan-European network. GN2 will continue and improve on the current network, with specific emphasis on developing an "end-to-end" approach to the provision of service across multiple interconnected networks. Gaining an improved understanding of user needs, as well as measures to provide direct support to deal with performance issues, are major elements of the proposal. It is anticipated that the current network architecture, based purely on IP service, will evolve to a more flexible structure based on a combination of routing and switching. This will build on current experimentation with the management of light paths and the emergence of standards for network control.

The geography of the network will be expanded to include Turkey and Bulgaria and the current global interconnections will be enhanced. In parallel with the development of the network, a comprehensive set of Joint Research Activities are defined, which are designed to provide future network enhancements. The initial JRAs deal with performance measurement, resource allocation mechanisms, network security and mobility. The JRAs will be able to exploit a distributed test facility that will be provided as an adjunct to the GN2 network. These JRAs will involve technical experts from the NREN community, DANTE and TERENA. A programme of networking activities is also defined where a specific activity has been designated for the co-ordination of RTD work in GN2. It is expected that new JRAs, resulting from this, will be defined and carried out during the lifetime of GN2.

As well as a comprehensive set of measures to disseminate the results of GN2 to a wide audience, it is planned to provide an enhanced level of support and assistance to users. The project will be carried out by the consortium of European NRENs, together with TERENA, and with DANTE as the coordinating partner.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/network security

Funding Scheme

I3 - Research Infrastructure-Integrated Infrastructure Initiative

Coordinator

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

Participants (31)

AKADEMSKA RAZISKOVALNA MREZA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
CESNET, ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
160 00 Praha 6
CONSORTIUM GARR (GESTIONE AMPLIAMENTO RETE RICERCA)
Italy
Address
Via Dei Tizii 6
00185 Roma
CYPRUS RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC NETWORK
Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos 75
1678 Lefkosia
ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES
Spain
Address
Edificio Bronce Plaza Manuel Gomez Moreno S/n
28020 Madrid
ESTONIAN EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH NETWORK
Estonia
Address
Raekoja Plats 14
51004 Tartu
FONDATION RESTENA (RESEAU TELEINFORMATIQUE DE L'EDUCATION NATIONALE ET DE LA RECHERCHE)
Luxembourg
Address
6, Rue Richard Coudenhove-kalergi
1359 Kirchberg
FUNDACAO PARA A COMPUTACAO CIENTIFICA NACIONAL - FCCN
Portugal
Address
Avenida Do Brasil 101
1700 066 Lisboa
GREEK RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK S.A.
Greece
Address
Mesogeion Av. 56
11527 Athina
GROUPEMENT D'INTERET PUBLIC RESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE, L'ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE
France
Address
151 Boulevard De L'hopital
75013 Paris
HEANET LTD
Ireland
Address
Brooklawn House Crampton Avenue Shellbourne Road Ballsbridge
Dublin 4
HRVATSKA AKADEMSKA I ISTRAZIVACKA MREZA - CARNET
Croatia
Address
Josipa Marohnica Bb
1000 Zagreb
INFORMATION SOCIETY TECHNOLOGIES FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
Address
Gourko Street 6 Office 309 Floor 3
1000 Sofia
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ PAN W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Noskowskiego 12/14
61-704 Poznan
INTER UNIVERSITY COMPUTATION CENTRE
Israel
Address
Computation Center - Tel Aviv Univesity Campus - Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
JOINT SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Leninsky Prospekt, 32
119991 Moscow
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
K Donelaicio G 73
44029 Kaunas
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES MATEMATIKAS UN INFORMATIKAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
Address
Raina Bulvaris 29
1459 Riga
NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA
Hungary
Address
Victor Hugo Utca 18/-22
1132 Budapest
NORDUNET A/S
Denmark
Address
Boegealle 5
2970 Hoersholm
OFICIUL PENTRU OPERARE SI ADMINISTRARE AL INFRASTRUCTURII DE COMUNICATII DE DATE "ROEDUNET"
Romania
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313, Building R, Room R506-507
060032 Bucuresti
RESEAU TELEMATIQUE BELGE DE LA RECHERCHE, BELNET
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Science 4
1000 Bruxelles
SURFNET B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Radboudkwartier 273
3511 CK Utrecht
SWITCH -TELEINFORMATIKDIENSTE FUER LEHRE UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
Address
C/o Schweiz. Universitaetskonferenz - Sennweg 2
3012 Bern
THE JNT ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
Address
Atlas Centre, Chilton, Didcot
OX11 0QS Oxford
TRANS-EUROPEAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING ASSOCIATION
Netherlands
Address
Singel 468 D
Amsterdam
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
Address
Ataturk Bulvari No. 221 Kavaklidere
06100 Ankara
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
Address

06 Msida
UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Dr. Karl Lueger-ring 1
1010 Wien
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.
Germany
Address
Stresemannstrasse 78
10963 Berlin
ZDRUZENIE POUZIVATELOV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMICKEJ DATOVEJ SIETE
Slovakia
Address
Vazovova 5
812 69 Bratislava