2003 Games Network Overview Tiarnán de Burca Usal (at) redbrick dot dcu dot ie Tdeburca (at) 2003worldgames dot com
What is Special Olympics? • A year round sports training and competition program • Children and adults • With a learning disability
Special Olympics Ireland • 32 counties • Schools, clubs, individuals • 11 Sports – summer and winter • 12,000 members • 37,000 people with learning difficulty
2003 World Games • 160 countries • 21 sports • 30,000 volunteers • 7,000 athletes • 2,000 volunteer coaches • 28,000 family members • 2,000 international media
Languages at 2003 World Games • 6 official languages • English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin Chinese • 52 languages to cover 160 delegations
Technology Numbers • 600 Games PC’s • 48 Site WAN • 248 of 270 Volunteers Recruited • 7 Networking \ Applications Staff
MONEY – Doing this in a downturn. Basically we couldn’t do it without industry support, and here is that industry support.
Largest International Sporting Event in the World in 2003
When? • 16th -20th June: Host Town Programme • 21st June: Opening Ceremony • 29th June: Closing Ceremony
They want WHAT! • What Services are we to provide? • Where are they to be provided?
Applications – The Services. GMS - (Games Management System) VMS – (Volunteer Management System) Health One Miscellaneous Small Applications These will be deployed using Citrix Metaframe.
Network – “They want it Where” Other Sites: • Host Town Medical • Park House • WAN • Application hosting • Backup Games/Accom Sites: • Standardisation Process • LANs • WAN • Application hosting • Backup
Where to begin? • So Much to do so little time.
Standardisation : Standardisation process worked well in 2002 5 Site types for this year 8 sites are considered exceptions and have been designed individually
Network Overview - WAN Connectivity will be by : Eircom BIP connection to hub sites at most venues Backup via leased line or ISDN to hub sites
Eircom BIP? Eircom BIP is an MPLS/IP VPN network. All connections are to the “cloud” We then connect hub sites to the cloud via high speed lines
Network Overview - LAN Standard sites: Standard sites will have simple single switch LANs Non Standard sites: A variety of technologies will be used including ADSL, LRE, Coax, Fibre.
Network Overview - Backups Most sites will have backup capacity of at least 50% Traffic shaping will be used to ensure that in failover situation critical traffic gets through. Hot DR site for loss of Park House
Glenville P&P Oldbawn Tallaght 2003 World Games Data Network Sheet 1 803 3 x PRA Park House Hub Site Navan Rd DCU ISDN 3640A 1601 Existing 1721 3640 Existing PRA Phoenix Pk STM-1 ATM 1721 Great SouthernHotel Dublin Airport Dublin Castle 1721 1721 PE Crown Alley ALSAA Croke Pk 1721 1721 PE Belcamp Athletic Union League Clonsaugh 1721 1721 PE Belfast Kings Hall Belfast PE Blanch David Lloyd Riverview PE City West 1721 1721 PE Beggars Bush Bonsecours Hospital Morton Stadium 1721 1721 Royal St Georges Yacht Club National Badminton Baldoyle 1721 ESB Arena Tallaght Legend Elm Green Golf Centre 1601 Existing 640K ISDN backup Costed STM-1 ATM 1721 3640A 2M LL Leisureplex Blanchardstown 1603 1721 1M LL 1721 1721 512K LL 1601 Iona Technologies Backup Site 256 K LL ISDN 256K National Show Centre Cloghran RDS Simmons Court RDS Main Hall National College of Ireland Rathmines UCD Belfield ISDN 128K
2003 World Games Data Network Sheet 2 Park House Hub Site 3640A 1601 Existing 3640 Existing 3 x PRA ISDN St Marys Phoenix Park Eastpoint Business Park PE Crown Alley Sports Link Santry 1721 PE Belcamp PE Bray Loughlinstown Leisure Centre 1721 1721 ESB Arena Tallaght PE Blanch Maynooth NUI (STH) PE City West 1721 1721 PE Naas PE Beggars Bush Salmon Leap PE Drogheda Maynooth NUI (NTH) 1721 City West Hotel 1721 1721 Kings Hospital 1721 Legend Kill Equestrian Centre STM-1 ATM 3640A 2M LL 1M LL 1721 512K LL Mosney Iona Technologies Backup Site 256 K LL ISDN 256K ISDN 128K
Failover • What type of “Disaster” we are prepared for? Line Outages System Failures
Network Outage. How will the data know which path to take? Combination of Routing and DNS.
Network Preference BIP To Park House ISDN To Park House BIP To Iona
Conclusion • KEEP IT SIMPLE • When you think you’ve done enough testing, do more. • Ask For Help. It will come.
Call To Arms: Usal (at) redbrick dot dcu dot ie