Saturday, November 05, 2005

Gloriad: Huge research data exchange via global high-speed net

A fast data-network has been set-up for the transmission of academic information:

"Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of High Energy Physics exchanged huge scientific data with their Italian counterparts via the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (Gloriad).

The huge data, collected at the Yangbajing Observatory for space radials, could not be transmitted through the prevailing Internet.

The Hong Kong Open Exchange Portal (HKOEP) witnessed such a kind of huge data transmission in the past year.

Chen Wei, a senior engineer at the CAS Computer Network Information Center who oversees construction of the HKOEP, said here Monday that the portal has already been linked with research networks in Japan, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea. It is scheduled to connect other nets throughout the world.

In addition to three Gloriad founders, China, the United Statesand Russia, the HKOEP program was joined by the Republic of Korea,the Netherlands and Canada in September."

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