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Global Network Architecture (GNA): A Community Discussion

Time 04/08/14 03:00PM-04:00PM

Room Governor's Square 11

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Session Abstract

Under direction of the Global R and E Network CEO Forum, a small group of network planners from NRENs around the world have been meeting since September 2013 to discuss the evolution of a coherent and coordinated Global Network Architecture (GNA). Recognizing the rapid development of international science projects, the rise of global education initiatives, and the decreasing cost of large-scale bandwidth, this small group has produced a high-level blueprint document outlining a GNA. This document is available at . The authors feel this document is at a point where it can function as a starting point for a broad community discussion about the development of a GNA. We propose a BoF titled “Global Network Architecture – A Community Discussion.” This session will begin with a short introduction of the work of the GNA group, but the majority will be devoted to a community discussion on the development of the GNA. Many of the GNA document authors will participate in this session and be available to answer questions, but it is the Global R and E community’s input and participation that will create the GNA. This is your chance to have an impact.


Speaker Erik Jan Bos NORDUnet

Speaker James Williams Internet2

Primary track Building the Global Platform

Secondary tracks Network Planning and Engineering International Building the Global Platform Cyberinfrastructure