January 28, 2016
The CKLNA is pleased to announce the first virtual meeting of the Global Science Communities, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 12.30 GMT.The focus will be e-Health.
The Global Science Communities are a central element of the EU-funded MAGIC project (Middleware for collaborative Applications and Global vIrtual Communities).
Caribbean and Canadian national research and education networks (NRENs) have established Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) peering[i], which now allows better control of the traffic exchanged between institutions in the Canadian NREN, CANARIE and those that are connected to the Caribbean's regional network, C@ribNET.
C@ribNET connects 170+ institutions in the Caribbean across 16 countries and 7 emerging NRENs, to millions of researchers, scientists and students at nearly 2,000 Canadian institutions, including universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories that have access to the CANARIE Network. Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form Canada's National Research and Education Network (NREN).
What does this mean? It means that users in Canada and the Caribbean can collaborate and exchange across their respective networks with a greater level of control and management by their various NRENs (CANARIE and CKLN), versus having to depend solely on intermediaries in the US. For Engineers and other technical representatives of the provincial NRENs (in the case of Canada) and the country NRENs (in the case of the Caribbean), this means a better level of management of traffic and provision of support to users.
See alsoCANARIE National Summit 2015