The Office of Information Technology Welcomes the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation
Mission The Office of Information Technology provides leadership and innovation in information technology planning, implements efficient technology infrastructures, develops and deploys effective information systems, and delivers responsive IT support services.
Units • The Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer • Academic Support • Administrative and Enterprise Applications • Networking and Telecommunications Services • Technical Services and Support • User Support Services
Units The Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer The Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer works with corporate, government, and educational partners to build a shared vision of the future as the University of Maryland plays a major role in the development and deployment of innovative and collaborative information technology initiatives.
Units Academic Support Academic Support assists faculty, students, and staff in the design and integration of technology into the teaching and learning process and into research initiatives.
Units Administrative and Enterprise Applications Administrative and Enterprise Applications designs, develops, and implements databases, data warehouses, and enterprise application software in support of student, administrative, and business processes.
Units Networking and Telecommunications Services Networking and Telecommunications Services provides data, voice, and video communications infrastructure and services that support academic research and teaching, administrative, and outreach activities.
Units Technical Services and Support Technical Services and Support designs, develops, and deploys technical architecture, Web solutions, and University-wide computer services, including desktop, LAN, and UNIX support for the University community.
Units User Support Services User Support Services enhances the productivity of the University community and empowers users by making information technology accessible and providing a customer focused, single point of contact for quality IT services and technical support.
Advanced Networking Initiatives • Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) • Next Generation Internet Exchange (NGIX) • Internet2 • Chinese – American Networking Symposium • Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation • net.work.Maryland
Advanced Networking Initiatives Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) The University of Maryland administers and hosts the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) network. MAX is the Internet2 gigaPoP for the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
Higher Education Catholic University Gallaudet University Georgetown University George Washington University NCSA / ACCESS SURA UCAID University of Maryland University of Maryland, Baltimore University of Maryland, Baltimore Co. Univ. System of Maryland (aggregating 11 campuses) rev. 10/27 Federal Labs and Agencies NASA / GSFC NSF NIH NLM NOAA Naval Research Lab & ATDnet Smithsonian Institution U.S. Geological Survey Private Non-Profit Howard Hughes Med. Institute Emerging Technology Center Fujitsu Labs of America Advanced Networking Initiatives Current MAX Membership(32 Participants)
Advanced Network Initiatives Next Generation Internet Exchange (NGIX) The University of Maryland provides one of the three Next Generation Internet Exchanges (NGIX) for the federal research networks. This exchange connects the national research labs in the Greater Washington region to the University of Maryland over direct fiber-optic links-- enabling joint research and development partnerships.
Advanced Network Initiatives Current NGIX Participants • NASA NISN operational • NASA NREN research • DREN defense research • UCAID's Abilene research • MCI's vBNS research • National Library of Medicine
NGIX Interconnections and Peering PNWGP Seattle Abilene DREN @Gig-E @Gig-E ESnet @Gig-E Sunnyvale Abilene ESnet @OC12 @OC12 FIX/MAE-West (Ames) LA SDSC Abilene vBNS @OC48 @OC12 NREN DREN @OC3 @OC3 ESnet NISN Supernet ESnet @DS3 @OC3 @OC48 @DS3 peering in place NGIX peering planned Public Exchange Point JETnet : connected to the exchange point Private Exchange Point JETnet : plan to connect to the exchange point Non-NGIX OC-12 Connection Sprint NY-NAP (Pennsauken, NJ) NGIX-CH (AADS) NYC (Manhattan) vBNS Abilene Abilene @OC12 @OC12 vBNS @OC12 @DS3 NREN ESnet @OC3 @OC3 DREN NISN ESnet ESnet @OC3 @OC3 @DS3 @OC12 NGIX-DC/MAX Abilene vBNS DREN @OC12 @OC3 @OC12 ESnet NREN @OC3 @OC12 NISN NLM @OC3 @OC12 SuperNet MAX USGS @OC48 @OC48 @250Mb MAE-East NGIX-SF (Ames) vBNS Abilene USGS @DS3 @OC12 DREN NREN DREN @OC3 @OC3 @OC12 ESnet NISN ESnet NISN @DS3 @DS3 @OC3 @OC3 Created by Javad Boroumand, updated 17Nov02 by JJ Jamison
Advanced Network Initiatives Internet2 The University of Maryland, College Park is an active member of the Internet2 consortium and committed to furthering the goals of Internet2's mission. The Office of Information Technology provides support that enables the University to continue its leading role in advanced research on computing technology.
Advanced Network Initiatives Chinese – American Networking Symposium The Office of Information Technology is an active participant in the Chinese-American Networking Symposium (CANS). OIT representatives collaborate annually with networking experts from China and the United States to discuss new ideas in networking technology.
Advanced Network Initiatives Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation The Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation (IEEAF) is a non-profit corporation that seeks to provide and stimulate real benefits for educational institutions and their communities of higher learning.
Advanced Network Initiatives net.work.Maryland The University of Maryland provides leadership and support to net.work.Maryland, a high-speed backbone available throughout the State of Maryland. Net.work.Maryland connects state, county and municipal government agencies and departments, libraries, hospitals, K-12 education, and other higher education institute’s data networks.
2002 University of Maryland Statistics: • 25,099 Undergraduate Students • 9,061 Graduate Students • 14,750 Faculty and Staff
Current Network Statistics: • 194 Buildings • 17,494 Campus Network Jacks • 23,919 Campus Network Machines • 10,380 Residence Hall Network Jacks • Over 200 Access Points in Wireless Network
• Technical Architecture• Information Technology Security• Academic/Faculty Support