StarLight International Networks
The AmericasPATH network connects Argentina (RETINA), Brazil (RNP2), Chile (REUNA2), São Paulo, Brazil (ANSP), and Venezuela (REACCIUN)
Asia-Pacific Advanced Network
622Mbps (to be upgraded to 2.5Gbps in November 2003)
Research Network of Academia Sinica, Taiwan
An advanced network of the Canadian Network of the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education
European Organization for Nuclear Research
European Union Data-Intensive TransAtlantic Grid
2.5Gbps (to be upgraded to 10Gbps in fall 2003)
Euro-Link / TransLight
An NSF-funded 10Gbps link was installed between StarLight and the Netherlands in July 2003; 5Gbps is for Abilene / CA*net / GEANT research and education production traffic, and 5Gbps in for StarLight / NetherLight experimental networking traffic.
NTT R&D Experimental Network, Japan
Hong Kong Academic and Research Network
Russian Backbone Network; the primary science and education network of the Russian Federation
Research and Education Network of the Netherlands
StarLight National Networks
U.S. University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID)
Defense Research and Education Network, U.S. Dept. of Defense
622Mbps (soon to be upgraded to 1Gbps)
Energy Sciences Network, U.S. Dept. of Energy
NASA Research and Education Network
STAR TAP International Networks
China Education and Research Network
Ireland’s National Education and Research Network
KOREN / KREONet2
KOrean advanced REsearch Network (KOREN) and Korea Research Environment Open Network 2 (KREONet2)
Taiwan Academic Network
STAR TAP National Networks
NASA Integrated Services Network
U.S. Geological Survey
Very high-performance Backbone Network Service
StarLight - Other National / Regional Networks
Illinois Wired / Wireless Infrastructure for Research and Education
An optical network funded by the State of Illinois to connect Argonne National Laboratory, National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois Century Network, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago.
Metropolitan Research and Education Network
A Midwest-based advanced high-performance broadband network aimed at providing advanced digital communications for leading-edge research and educational applications.
Optical Metro Network Initiative
A cooperative research partnership of SBC, Nortel Networks, Northwestern University’s iCAIR, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, CANARIE (Canadian Advanced Network for Advanced Research, Industry and Education), and the Netherlands’ GigaPort/SURFnet.
TeraGrid Distributed Terascale Facility
A multi-year national initiative to build and deploy the world’s largest, fastest, distributed infrastructure for open scientific research. When completed, the TeraGrid will include 20 teraflops of computing power distributed at five sites, facilities capable of managing and storing nearly 1 petabyte of data, high-resolution visualization environments, and toolkits for grid computing.
STAR TAP / StarLight Consortia
AmericasPATH, or AMPATH, is a Florida International University and Global Crossing collaborative project to interconnect the Research and Education networks of South and Central America to U.S. and international research and education networks. AMPATH also receives support from the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
An NSF-funded High Performance International Internet Services (HPIIS) project managed by the University of Illinois at Chicago, originally in 1999 to facilitate the connection of The Netherlands’ SURFnet, France’s Renater2, Nordic countries’ NORDUnet, Israel’s IUCC, and the European Particle Physics Laboratory CERN, to U.S. and international research and education networks.
In April 2003, HPIIS funding was used to purchase a 10Gbps link between StarLight and the Netherlands; 5Gbps is for Abilene / CA*net / GEANT research and education production traffic, and 5Gbps is for StarLight / NetherLight experimental networking traffic
An NSF-funded High Performance International Internet Services (HPIIS) project managed by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to facilitate the connection of the Russian RBNet network to U.S. and international research and education networks.
An NSF-funded High Performance International Internet Services (HPIIS) project managed by Indiana University to facilitate the connection of APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) to U.S. and international research and education networks. APAN members include Australia, Japan, Korea and Singapore.