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  1. CENIC and CyberInfrastructure Brian Court Director, Network Engineering and Design Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California bac@cenic.org

  2. CENIC • Consortium of the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), California Community Colleges (CCC), Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, and the California K-12 system.

  3. CalREN • The California Research and Education Network (CalREN) • A high-capacity network providing connectivity for educational institutions in California (and beyond) to the Internet as well as to national and international research and educational networks.

  4. CalREN • 472 routers • 81 switches • 51 optical components • 275 managed telco circuits 2500 miles of CENIC-owned and managed fiber plus:

  5. Network Architecture • Owned fiber-optic infrastructure using wave-division multiplexing (WDM) • Capacity for up to 40 10-Gigabit lambdas across the footprint • Dark fiber access to most UCs and to the national research networks

  6. Multiple Networks for the California Research and Education Community

  7. CalREN-DC (Digital California) • Production network • Redundancy a primary design goal; operational practices emphasize uptime and stability • OC-48 (2.5 Gbps) backbone • being upgraded to 10 Gbps in 2007 • Multiple commodity Internet transit and peering connections

  8. CalREN-HPR (High Performance Research) • Research network • High-performance, low-latency primary design goals • Operational practices allow more aggressive deployment of new features • 10 Gbps backbone; upgrade to 40 Gbps in early planning stages • Connections to national research networks (Internet2, National LambdaRail)

  9. CalREN-XD (Experimental/Development) • Ad-hoc deployments in support of individual researchers • Allows researchers the ability to experiment without impacting other network tiers • Dark fiber or wavelength provisioning • Connections to national/international dark fiber networks

  10. Wave Availability • Waves can be provisioned to any dark-fiber-connected CalREN site, or to the handoff point for the national networks, for the marginal cost of the optronics. • Efforts are underway within UC to explore central funding for "standing" waves but at this time they must be funded individually. • Funding requirements vary with bandwidth and source/destination.

  11. National Connectivity • National research networks extend CENIC's connectivity beyond California: • Internet2: connection points in Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, Seattle • National LambdaRail: connection points in Los Angeles, Sunnyvale

  12. International Connectivity • Pacific Wave: a distributed exchange point (Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Seattle) operated by CENIC and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop • http://www.pacificwave.net/

  13. Pacific Wave Participants • KAREN/REANNZ (New Zealand) • KREONET (Korea) • NREN (US NASA) • NUS-GP (Singapore) • Qatar Foundation • SINET (Japan) • SingAREN (Singapore) • T-LEX/WIDE (Japan) • TWAREN (Taiwan) • AARnet (Australia) • CA*net 4 (Canada) • CUDI (Mexico) • redCLARA (South America) • DREN (US Dept. of Defense) • ESnet (US Dept. of Energy) • GEMnet (Japan)

  14. Thank you! Brian Court bac@cenic.org http://www.cenic.org/