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Overview of the Great Plains Network. Gregory Ernest Monaco Director for Research. Outline. History Organization Mission Goals Current Activities Future…. History. Initial meeting in June, 1996 The vision of a group of far-sighted scholars Predates Internet 2

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overview of the great plains network

Overview of the Great Plains Network

Gregory Ernest Monaco

Director for Research

outline
Outline
  • History
  • Organization
  • Mission
  • Goals
  • Current Activities
  • Future…
history
History
  • Initial meeting in June, 1996
    • The vision of a group of far-sighted scholars
    • Predates Internet2
  • NSF Grant Awarded, 1997
    • In support of Earth Systems Science
    • To implement an advanced services network
    • With support for advanced networking
    • Which would facilitate collaboration
  • Installation of Network, 1998
    • Connected to Abilene
organization
Membership

Arkansas

Kansas

Missouri

Nebraska

North Dakota

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Staff

Jerry Niebaum, Executive Director

Kristen Klaver, Special Project & SEGP Coordinator

Greg Monaco, Director for Research

Organization
great plains network is
Great Plains Network is
  • A consortium
  • A community of researchers and educators connected by a high-speed network
  • 14% of the United States (7 of 50 states)
  • 25% of NSF EPSCoR States (6 of 23)
  • About 10% of Internet2 Member Institutions (19 of 202)
mission
Mission

Improve quality of life by improving quality and quantity of research, education and information access:

  • Coordinate development and use of robust communications services in support of collaborative research and education;
  • Sustain and expand the member community via professional and technological development;
  • Leverage resources in the common interest.
goals
Goals
  • Network Infrastructure & Operational Support
  • Coordination, Education, Technical Training
  • Network Utilization
  • Representation
  • Review of Progress
current activites 1
Current Activites (1)
  • Network Infrastructure
    • Pursuing an OC48 backbone which will enhance service in 4 to 5 states and potentially reach new areas
  • Coordination, Education…
    • Workshops (HPC, ESS, CL)
    • Technical Training Meetings
    • Annual Meeting (February, 2004)
current activites 2
Current Activites (2)
  • Utilization
    • Inventory of Resources
    • Technical Advisory/Special Interest Groups
    • SEGP initiatives
    • Nanotechnology
    • Computational Linguistics
  • Representation
    • Quilt, Leveraging Resources
    • National/International Events
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FOR MORE INFO...

http://www.greatplains.net

http://research.greatplains.net

[email protected]

[email protected]

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