In this talk I will present the current SURFnet and NetherLight developments. This talk explores some thoughts about the different usage models of optical networks. Different classes of users are identified. The services, required by the Internet traffic from those different classes of users, are analyzed and a differentiated Internet architecture is proposed to minimize the cost per transported packet for the whole architecture and to create the most economical network in terms of throughput and extensibility. Recent developments in the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) will be presented.
Cees De Laat
Cees de Laat is associate professor at the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. De Laat received a PhD in Physics from the University of Delft. He has been active in data acquisition systems, heavy ion experiments and virtual laboratories. Over the past seven years he has been investigating applications for advanced research networks. Current projects include optical networking, lambda switching and provisioning, policy-based networking and Authorization, Authentication and Accounting architecture research. He participates in the research on the Lambda switching facility ("NetherLight"), which is operating in Amsterdam as a peer to StarLight in Chicago. He collaborates in the OptIPuter project. He implements research projects in the GigaPort Networks area in collaboration with SURFnet. He currently serves as Grid Forum Steering Group (GFSG) member, Area Director for the P2P and semantic area and GGF Liaison towards the IETF. He is co-organizer for the Global Lambda Integrated facility (GLIF) meetings.