Our goal is to enable the `Global Quilt,'" said IEEAF Board Chair Don Riley, VP and CIO, University of Maryland.
Geographic Network Affiliates International (GEO), which has played a pivotal role in the Tyco Telecommunications donation to the IEEAF, will be present at iGrid2002 promoting the Global Medical Research Exchange (GMRE) initiative, a worldwide application that exemplifies the collaborative capabilities of the Grid for high bandwidth utilization of IP for medical purposes.
Through partnerships and alliances between government, private sector entities, educational institutions and other non-profit organizations, IEEAF fosters global educational collaboration and equitable access to network resources: the "Global Quilt.
Both sites succeeded in opening direct communication using 10 GbE between Tokyo and Seattle by connecting the 10GBASE-EW interface installed in the GS4000-160E to the IEEAF TransPacific Link (OC-192).
The OC-192 line used in this test was a standard SONET line provided by Tyco Telecommunications (a Tyco Electronics Company), Morristown, New Jersey, to the IEEAF.
Pacific Northwest Gigapop is the Northwest's Next Generation Internet, applications cooperative, testbed, point of presence; home to the Pacific Wave international peering exchange; and joint steward with WIDE of the IEEAF trans-Pacific link.
The IEEAF TransPacific Link is the second 10 Gbps transoceanic link provided by IEEAF through a five year IRU donated by Tyco Telecom; the first, the IEEAF TransAtlantic Link, connects New York and Groningen, The Netherlands, and has been operational since 2002.