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The National Research and
Education Network.
Problems and Solutions
ArmIGF 2015
8 September, 2015, Yerevan
Vladimir Sahaky...
Presentation Overview
• Basic Data
• International Collaboration & Projects
• Computational Facilities
• Services
• Challe...
Presentation Overview
• Basic Data
• International Collaboration & Projects
• Computational Facilities
• Services
• Challe...
• The Academic Scientific Research Computer Network of
Armenia (ASNET-AM) is the National Research and
Education Network (...
• ASNET-AM functions as a joint structure of several
networking centers and departments within the IIAP
NAS RA.
• ASNET-AM...
More than 60 organizations are members of ASNET-AM:
• National Academy of Sciences of RA
(Presidium and 36 Research Instit...
Topology
Presentation Overview
• Basic Data
• International Collaboration & Projects
• Computational Facilities
• Services
• Challe...
Collaboration: Membership
• GÉANT Association has been formed by re-organising
TERENA and DANTE under a unified governance...
GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects
Europe’s National Research and Education Netwo...
Collaboration: Projects
Networking Layer
• European Commission Horizon2020 Programme,
GEANT2020 (GÉANT Research and Educat...
Collaboration: Projects
Networking Layer
• European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood
and Enlargements Nego...
Communicational Layer
Collaboration: Projects
• European Commission Horizon2020 Programme, VI-SEEM (VRE
for regional Inter...
Presentation Overview
• Basic Data
• International Collaboration & Projects
• Computational Facilities
• Services
• Challe...
Computing Resources
Presentation Overview
• Basic Data
• International Collaboration & Projects
• Computational Facilities
• Services
• Challe...
Services
• NETWORK CONNECTIVITY (Fiber-optic,Copper,Wireless,VPN)
• IP CONNECTIVITY (IPv4/IPv6) & ROUTING (OSPF,BGP)
• PRO...
Services: Eduroam
• EduRoam is a federated authentication trust
framework for wireless networks, which allows roving
resea...
Services: Eduroam
www.eduroam.am
Services: Edugain
Services: Cloud VMs
The service providing VMs to the user communities is
based on the OpenStack middleware, which controls...
Services: Cloud Storage
There are a lot of files and you need to store them on a
secure server to prevent data loose!!!
Th...
Services: eLearning
Scalable – Elearning enables us to quickly create and
communicate new policies, training, ideas, and c...
Services: Computing
Satellite Image Processing
① An Interoperable Cloud-based Scientific Gateway for NDVI
Time Series Anal...
Services: Computing
Weather Forecasting
The ultimate goal is to develop an early
warning system for the south and
southeas...
Presentation Overview
• Basic Data
• International Collaboration & Projects
• Computational Facilities
• Services
• Challe...
Challenges and
Opportunities
Problems
• Unreliable and low bandwidth fiber-optic lines in
Yerevan and outside
• Unreliable...
Solutions:
• Minimization of traffic between nodes through optimal
allocation of network servers and creation of
alternati...
ASNET-AM
http://www.asnet.am
Thank you!
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Vladimir Sahakyan - The National Research and Education Network. Problems and Solutions - ArmIGF 2015

  1. 1. The National Research and Education Network. Problems and Solutions ArmIGF 2015 8 September, 2015, Yerevan Vladimir Sahakyan Director of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
  2. 2. Presentation Overview • Basic Data • International Collaboration & Projects • Computational Facilities • Services • Challenges & Opportunities
  3. 3. Presentation Overview • Basic Data • International Collaboration & Projects • Computational Facilities • Services • Challenges & Opportunities
  4. 4. • The Academic Scientific Research Computer Network of Armenia (ASNET-AM) is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Armenia. • Created in 1994 - over 20 years of experience in Networking & IT • Provides various networking solutions to the Academic, Scientific, Research, Educational, Cultural and other organizations of Armenia, which are engaged in scientific and educational activity. • The structure and policy of operation was developed and implemented by the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (IIAP NAS RA). ASNET-AM
  5. 5. • ASNET-AM functions as a joint structure of several networking centers and departments within the IIAP NAS RA. • ASNET-AM – leading developer of Clustering technologies and Scientific GRID infrastructure in Armenia and South Caucasus Region. • Projects: ArmCluster, SEE-GRID-SCI, HP-SEE, Black Sea Interconnection, EGIInSPIRE, GN3plus, etc. • ASNET-AM – supports of Armenia-GÉANT Link ASNET-AM
  6. 6. More than 60 organizations are members of ASNET-AM: • National Academy of Sciences of RA (Presidium and 36 Research Institutions and Centers) • Yerevan Physics Institute • Yerevan State University • State Engineering University of Armenia - "Polytechnic" • Artsakh State University • Armenian State Pedagogical University • Yerevan State Medical University • Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture • National Library of Armenia • State Committee of Science MES RA • Supreme Certifying Commission of MES RA • Armenian State Hydrometerological and Monitoring Service MES RA • Environmental Effect Monitoring Center MNP RA • … Member Organizations
  7. 7. Topology
  8. 8. Presentation Overview • Basic Data • International Collaboration & Projects • Computational Facilities • Services • Challenges & Opportunities
  9. 9. Collaboration: Membership • GÉANT Association has been formed by re-organising TERENA and DANTE under a unified governance structure. • EGI.eu is a not-for-profit foundation to coordinate and manage the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) federation on behalf of its participants: NGIs and European International Research Organizations. • CEENET (Central and Eastern European Network) is a private association of Connecticut professionals interested in fostering stronger ties between Connecticut and Central and Eastern Europe. • ISOC AM (Internet Society) is a non-for-profit NGO of the Local Internet Community in Armenia. • Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia
  10. 10. GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network that interconnects Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).
  11. 11. Collaboration: Projects Networking Layer • European Commission Horizon2020 Programme, GEANT2020 (GÉANT Research and Education Networking) /2015-2020/ • European Commission 7th Framework Programme, GN3+ (Multi-gigabit european research and education network and associated services) /2013- 2015/ • European Commission 7th Framework Programme, CEENGINE (Central and Eastern European Networking Engine) /WP4 expert/
  12. 12. Collaboration: Projects Networking Layer • European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargements Negotiations, EaPConnect (Eastern Partnership Connect) /2015-2020/ AZRENA URAN BASNET RENAM GRENA 10Gbps- CBF Belarus - Poland 10Gbps- CBF Belarus - Ukraine 10Gbps- CBF Ukraine - Moldova 10Gbps- CBF Moldova - Ukraine 10Gbps OverGEANT 10Gbps – CBF Ukraine - Poland 10Gbps – CBF Ukraine – Moldova - Romaina Kiev1Gbps ASNET-AM 1Gbps 1Gbps 1Gbps 1Gbps GEANT Poznan Tbilisi 10Gbps 10Gbps 1Gbps Bucharest 1Gbps1Gbps 1Gbps
  13. 13. Communicational Layer Collaboration: Projects • European Commission Horizon2020 Programme, VI-SEEM (VRE for regional Interdisciplinary communities in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean) /2015-2018/ • Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Experimental Deployment of an Integrated Grid and Cloud Enabled Environment in BSEC Countries on the Base of g-Eclipse • Swiss National Science Foundation (SCOPES), Deploying ARmenian distributed Processing capacities for Environmental GEOspatial data /2011-2013/ • European Commission 7th Framework Programme, EGI-InSPIRE (Integrated Sustainable Pan-European Infrastructure for Researchers in Europe) • European Commission 7th Framework Programme, High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe’s Research Communities
  14. 14. Presentation Overview • Basic Data • International Collaboration & Projects • Computational Facilities • Services • Challenges & Opportunities
  15. 15. Computing Resources
  16. 16. Presentation Overview • Basic Data • International Collaboration & Projects • Computational Facilities • Services • Challenges & Opportunities
  17. 17. Services • NETWORK CONNECTIVITY (Fiber-optic,Copper,Wireless,VPN) • IP CONNECTIVITY (IPv4/IPv6) & ROUTING (OSPF,BGP) • PROXY • CLOUD STORAGE • E-MAIL • WEB HOSTING • SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS ACCESS • 3G • ARCHIVE BACKUP • NETWORK MONITORING • MAILINFORMER / WEBSMS / MAIL2SMS • VPN • DNS • ARMCLUSTER/ARMGRID ACCESS • MULTIMEDIA STREAMING • TELECONFERENCING • VoIP • FEDERATED IDENTITY (AFIRE) • eLEARNING
  18. 18. Services: Eduroam • EduRoam is a federated authentication trust framework for wireless networks, which allows roving researchers to login with their standard user name and password
  19. 19. Services: Eduroam www.eduroam.am
  20. 20. Services: Edugain
  21. 21. Services: Cloud VMs The service providing VMs to the user communities is based on the OpenStack middleware, which controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout OpenStack API.
  22. 22. Services: Cloud Storage There are a lot of files and you need to store them on a secure server to prevent data loose!!! The cloud storage is the best solution...........
  23. 23. Services: eLearning Scalable – Elearning enables us to quickly create and communicate new policies, training, ideas, and concepts. Time and Money Savings Immediate Results and Feedback Flexible – Using elearning, you can give employees and students the freedom to learn at their own convenience
  24. 24. Services: Computing Satellite Image Processing ① An Interoperable Cloud-based Scientific Gateway for NDVI Time Series Analysis, Elsevier Computer Standards & Interfaces, 2015, 31(40), pp. 79–84, doi: 10.1016/j.csi.2015.02.001. ② An Interoperable Web Portal for Parallel Geoprocessing of Satellite Image Indices, Springer Earth Science Informatics, 13 June 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s12145-014- 0165-3.
  25. 25. Services: Computing Weather Forecasting The ultimate goal is to develop an early warning system for the south and southeast regions of Armenia (11 in total) by defining specific thresholds for issuing alerts for adverse and severe weather phenomena (high temperature, wind and precipitation weather elements). ① WRF-ARW Model for the Prediction of High Temperatures in South and South East Regions of Armenia, In IEEE eScience, Munich, Germany, 2015.
  26. 26. Presentation Overview • Basic Data • International Collaboration & Projects • Computational Facilities • Services • Challenges & Opportunities
  27. 27. Challenges and Opportunities Problems • Unreliable and low bandwidth fiber-optic lines in Yerevan and outside • Unreliable and non powerful servers and network devices • Difficulties on the replacement of equipment in connection with the increase in traffic • External security (hacking attacks, the abduction and destruction of data) • Internal security (viruses, certificates) • Failure Recovery • AC power failures
  28. 28. Solutions: • Minimization of traffic between nodes through optimal allocation of network servers and creation of alternative paths • Virtualization of servers and communication devices • Creation of the Administrators group, similar to CSIRT • Fast recovery of images from storages on virtual machines • Applying of a powerful AC power generator, energy- saving equipment Challenges and Opportunities
  29. 29. ASNET-AM http://www.asnet.am Thank you!

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