WHREN-LILA Steering Committee Meeting
September 3, 2006
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Engineering Track: Engineering Issues
- Peering with US National Research Networks (NLR/DREN/NISN/UCAID..etc)
- NEWNET(UCAID) Imapct and changes (end of Abilene)
- CUDI/CLARA connectivity to Pacific Wave
Policy Track: Review of Progress Since April 30, 2005 Meeting
Policy Track: Encouraging Research Across the Borders
- Can/should we identify funding opportunities (see UCMexus for example)
and make funding agencies and member institutions aware of
the capabilities of the network connections we have installed?
- Should we hold discipline specific or interdisciplinary workshops
to stimulate thinking of new collaborations?
- Should we explore synergies with other NSF programs?
- Can we obtain a small amount of funding to support grants to stimulate
- Is it possible to have access to NSF and other US funding agencies
databases to find groups/networks of researchers in areas of interest?
- Would it be possible to convince NSF to open a Grant (even a small
one) program aimed at fostering collaboration?
- List of disciplines/domains to consider:
- Earth Sciences
- Earth Observations
- Public Health and Biomedical Research
- Clinical and Medical Research
- Biodiversity and Ecological Research
- Materials Sciences
- Set of rules for the use of links, specially when shared with
another institutions (e.g. ANSP)
- Layer 2 use policy
- Scientific Committee
Establishing International R&E Peering Directions for
WHREN LILA Funded Connections
- Participation in PacificWave and AtlanticWave
- Background: Of CENIC’s total R&E traffic, approximately
the same volume of traffic uses PacWave as Abilene
- Don’t we need to have WHREN connected to PacWave
- What are the benefits to CLARA and CUDI of PacWave participation?
Commodity Peering Possibilities
- The largest volume of CENIC’s external traffic is exchanged
through commodity peering arrangements. Are there possibilities
to extend these arrangements to CLARA and CUDI members?
- Discussion of AUP policies in general for each organization.
Understanding of different business philosophies.
Monitoring and Measurement
- Current practices, Best practices
- Tools and Standards
- Lessons Learned
Super Computing 2006 and similar events in Latin America and
- Preparation and logistics for SC06
- Planning for similar events in 2007
Next Steps and Meeting Concludes
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