Slide title: International Networking: Platform for Virtual Organizations
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Slide image (top right): This illustration of GLIF infrastructure shows the international research and education network bandwidth made available for scheduled application and middleware research experiments as of May 2008. The GLIF map only illustrates excess capacity that its participants are willing to share with international research teams for applications-driven and computer-system experiments. GLIF's resource providers agree to share all or part of their lambdas, at all or some of the time. This is the GLIF philosophy, as GLIF does not provide any network services itself; researchers approach individual GLIF network resource providers to obtain lightpath services.
Credit: Robert Patterson of the Advanced Visualization Laboratory (AVL) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), using an Earth image provided by NASA . Data was compiled by Maxine D. Brown of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Funding was provided by GLIF and US National Science Foundation grants # SCI-04-38712 to NCSA/UIUC and # OCI-0441094 to EVL/UIC.
Slide image (bottom left): A map showing the U.S.-Latin America network connections after the first year of the IRNC program award.
Credit: Julio Ibarra, Florida International University
Slide image (bottom right): A map illustrating AARNet’s international network connections as of 2008.
Credit: AARNet Pty Ltd 2008
Slide background image: A model of cells within the lateral geniculate nucleus (LCN).
Slide background credit: Greg Hood, John Burkardt and Greg Foss of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Design by: Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation