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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

Gregory Ernest Monaco

Director for Research


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Outline

  • History

  • Organization

  • Mission

  • Goals

  • Current Activities

  • Future…


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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


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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


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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)


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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.


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Goals

  • Network Infrastructure & Operational Support

  • Coordination, Education, Technical Training

  • Network Utilization

  • Representation

  • Review of Progress


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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)


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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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