Sunday, November 30, 2008

GLORIAD, Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development

GLORIAD (Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development) is a high-speed computer network used to connect scientific organizations in United States, China, Russia, the Netherlands, Korea, and Canada.


GLORIAD is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation, a consortium of science organizations and Ministries in Russia, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea, the Canadian CANARIE network, and the national research network in The Netherlands SURFnet.

GLORIAD provides bandwidth of up to 10 Gbit/s via OC-192 links, e.g. between KRLight in Korea and the Pacific NorthWest GigaPOP in the United States.

GLORIAD which built on a fiber-optic ring of networks around the northern hemisphere of the earth, providing scientists, educators and students with advanced networking tools that improve communications and data exchange, enabling active, daily collaboration on common problems.

With GLORIAD, the scientific community can move unprecedented volumes of valuable data effortlessly, stream video and communicate through quality audio- and video-conferencing.

This new era of cooperation will provide benefits not only to the S&E communities but to every citizen in the partner countries through:
  • New discoveries into the basic nature and structure of the universe through advanced network connections between high energy physicists and astronomers - and the expensive facilities GLORIAD makes it possible to share;
  • Support of the global community building the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), creating a technology which will someday provide a practically limitless supply of energy;
  • Advancing joint geological sciences related to seismic monitoring and earthquake prediction;
  • Enabling new joint telemedical applications and practices;
  • Increasing classroom to-to-classroom cooperation to accessible scientists and students in other countries through the 24/7 EduCultural Channel, the “Virtual Science Museum of China,” the Russia-developed “Simple Words ” global essay contest, and a special partnership with International Junior Achievement.

These are a small sample of the literally hundreds of active collaborations served by both the general and advanced network services provided by GLORIAD.

GLORIAD: Cooperation in Research and Education,
29 July 2008

"One thing for sure about GLORIAD, no matter how fast we move on increasing capacity and services on the network, the various science groups out there are moving faster. We're seeing many terabytes (1 trillion bytes) of data transferred each month and expect petabytes (1 quadrillion bytes) in the not-so-distant future. So it's a real challenge for us, but it's a good challenge".

sabaar, sabarr.. nanti kita juga bisa ikutan kok
If we're advanced enough that is

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