The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), University of California San Diego, is one of four institutes funded through the California Institutes for Science and Innovation (Cal ISI) initiative. Calit2 seeks to extend the reach of the current information infrastructure throughout the world, enabling anywhere/anytime access to the Internet.
||Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF)
GLIF is an international virtual organization of NRENs, consortia and institutions that promotes lambda networking. GLIF provides lambdas
internationally as an integrated facility to support data-intensive scientific research, and supports middleware development for lambda networking.
It brings together premier networking engineers to develop an international infrastructure by identifying equipment, connection requirements,
and necessary engineering functions and services.
||Global Lambda Visualization Facility (GLVF)
GLVF, established in September 2005, addresses the need to integrate visualization and collaboration technologies with global cyberinfrastructure. GLVF leverages networking
infrastructure amassed as part of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF).
The Globus project is developing basic software infrastructure for
computations that integrate geographically distributed computational and
information resources. Globus concepts are being tested on a global scale by
participants in the Globus Ubiquitous Supercomputing Testbed Organization
(GUSTO). Globus is a joint project of Argonne National Laboratory and
University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI).
||International Center for Advanced
Internet Research (iCAIR)
iCAIR, based at Northwestern University, provides a focal point for leading-edge Internet research and pre-production deployment, including advanced optical networking. iCAIR undertakes projects in advanced Internet applications, advanced middleware and metasystems, advanced infrastructure, and policy.
Internet2 is a consortium of leading US research universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy
advanced network applications and technologies. Internet2 Network is an advanced national hybrid optical and packet network providing
next-generation production services and a platform for the development of new networking ideas and protocols.
||National LambdaRail (NLR)
NLR is a major initiative of US research universities and private sector technology companies to provide a national-scale infrastructure
for research and experimentation in networking technologies and applications. TransLight/StarLight considers itself, in part,
to be the international extension of NLR, and wants to encourage data-intensive e-science drivers needing gigabits of bandwidth to use
NLR and international links for schedulable production services not available with "best effort" networks.
PRAGMA is an open, international initiative to establish sustained
collaborations and advance the use of the computational grid among a
community of investigators at leading research institutions around the
Pacific Rim. PRAGMA is supported by the San Diego Supercomputer Center, the
National Science Foundation, and participating institutions.
SARA Computing and Networking Services organization in Amsterdam is an advanced ICT service center of high-performance computing
and visualization and high-performance networking and infrastructure. Within the framework of the GigaPort project and in cooperation
with the University of Amsterdam, SARA hosts and runs NetherLight,
an advanced open optical internet exchange. In collaboration with University of Amsterdam and SURFnet,
SARA participates in the joint research laboratory Amsterdam LightHouse.
SARA is also an affiliate partner of the OptIPuter project, a member of the OptIPlanetary Collaboratory, and participates in CineGrid and GLIF.
||University of Amsterdam (UvA)
The Systems and Network Engineering group researches cross-domain interaction between Grid resource providers,
optical and hybrid networking, and resource descriptions using semantic web and programmable networks for the future Internet. In cooperation with SARA,
UvA participates in the advanced open optical internet exchange project NetherLight.
In collaboration with SARA and SURFnet, UvA participates in the joint research laboratory Amsterdam Lighthouse
. UvA is a founding member and key contributor to CineGrid, GLIF and the Open Grid Forum.
UvA is also an affiliate partner of the OptIPuter project.