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13th January 2009:
Highlights from the US-Pakistan R&E Network Initiative.

30th October 2008:
US-Pakistan International Research and Education Network connecting the Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) to global R&E networks now operational.

17th June 2008: admin standards launched and now available.


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2012 TransPAC2 Workplans

* Applications - 2.0
   [John Hicks]
* Engineering - 8.0
   [Chris Robb]
* IRNC Review - Final
   [Jim Williams]
* Measurement - 9.0
   [John Hicks]
* Security - 8.0
   [John Hicks]

Latest report to the NSF
December 2009

Welcome to

TransPAC2 is a high-speed international Internet service connecting research and education
networks in the Asia-Pacific region to those in the US. TransPAC2 furthers National Science Foundation (NSF) efforts to provide fundamental network infrastructure to support international e-science collaborations among researchers worldwide and is the 5-year continuation of the highly successful TransPAC project. TransPAC2 is part of the NSF’s International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program. NSF's TransPAC2 award.

TransPAC2 mini Atlas

Please visit the Documents section of the site to see the future/past workplans of TransPAC2.

"The primary goal of TransPAC2 is to increase research and educational (R/E) collaboration between the United States and Asia. To increase R/E collaboration, TransPAC2 will deploy a secure, production-quality high-performance network infrastructure between Asia and the US and will assist our Asian partners in the deployment of high-performance infrastructure within Asia. The TransPAC2 Project will provide documentation about how the TransPAC2 network can be used to further collaborations. TransPAC2 will enhance collaborations between US researchers and governments and Asian researchers and governments. TransPAC2 will also provide technical support for collaboration activities where requested."

Latest TransPAC2 news


13th January 2009
Highlights from the US-Pakistan R&E Network Initiative.

A report submitted to the U.S. National Science Foundation highlighting goals from the US-Pakistan Research and Education Network initiative.

Click here for the report.

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30th October 2008
US-Pakistan International Research and Education Network connecting the Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) to global R&E networks now operational.

This network connection represents a unique cooperation between the United States, Pakistan and the European Commission (EC). The physical network connection between Karachi and Singapore was co-funded by the US-NSF and the Pakistan-HEC. In Singapore the network connects to the TEIN2 point of presence and via the EC funded TEIN2 network and the NSF-funded TransPAC2 project--led by Indiana University--to the global research and education network.

View the official press release from the NSF and Indiana University.

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17th June 2008
TransPAC2 Atlas now available.

TransPAC2 Atlas shows near real time traffic usage of the TransPAC2 circuit. The circuit is displayed on a map of the Pacific Ocean which show both endpoints of the circuit. You can also view historical data.

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18th February 2008
New TransPAC2 SNAPP graphs are live!

Network data is now being collected every 10 seconds on the TransPAC2 network. Thanks to the GRNOC developed SNAPP.

Click HERE to view near real time network usage of the TransPAC2 network.

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31st January 2008
IRNC Workshop Final Report has been posted.

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12th January 2008
TransPAC2 annual report is now available here!

TransPAC2 has completed its 3rd project year. Details and summaries of the project year 2007 can be found in the report.

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3rd December 2007
TransPAC2 Workplans updated.

Visit the TransPAC2 documents section of the website to view the latest work plans to the NSF.

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1st October 2007
RENOG Meeting in San Diego at Fall Internet2 Members Meeting.

At the Fall 2007 Internet2 Members Meeting in San Diego, CA there will be a RENOG meeting.

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1st October 2007
TransPAC2 Meeting in San Diego at Fall Internet2 Members Meeting.

At the Fall 2007 Internet2 Members Meeting in San Diego, CA there will be a TransPAC2 meeting.

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26th September 2007
South Asia Special Interest Group website is now LIVE.

The South Asia SIG's goal is to promote the growth of research networks in this part of the world. The site showcases curent and past events about the South Asia SIG and allow for collaboration between users via the mailing list.

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4th May 2007
South Asia Networking Workshop at the Spring 2007 Internet2 Member Meeting.

This meeting was hosted by the Internet2 Special Interest Group on Emerging Research and Education Networks in conjunction with the Spring Internet2 Member Meeting. The meeting was organized in partnership with a wide range of organizations from the global research and education networking community with program leadership and financial support from the US National Science Foundation International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program through the TransPAC2 project (a project led by Indiana University).

This planning meeting focused on issues related to the build out and interconnection of research and education networks within the countries of South Asia, between countries within the region and to other regions of the world - including connectivity to US research and education networks. The countries covered were: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Details of the Workshop including video can be found at:

Presentations from the meeting:

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21st March 2007
TransPAC2 measurement systems summary now online.

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1st February 2007
Presentations from the 23rd APAN meeting in Manila, Philippines

Presentations from the 23rd APAN meeting in Manila, Philippines are now available here.

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6th January 2007
IRNC Review TransPAC2 Workplan added.

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12th September 2006
Workplans have been updated.

Version 7.0 of the Engineering, Measurement, Security workplans, and version 2.0 of Applications workplan have arrived.

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29th August 2006
A *NEW* Section has been added under Statistics.
Traffic Monitoring

Query Arbor Networks' Peakflow SP to retrieve real time statistics about the TransPAC2 network.

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11th April 2006
TransPAC Final Report 2005 PDF

The final report for the TransPAC project is complete. The TransPAC project was up and running from 1997-2005. Read the report in PDF format.

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21st February 2006
Version 5.0 workplans are up to date.

They can be found in Documents.

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24th January 2006
TEIN2-TransPAC2 signing ceremony took place at the APAN-21 meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

Dai Davies, representing DANTE and TEIN2 and James Williams representing TransPAC2, signed an Operational Agreement allowing TEIN2 partners to use TransPAC2 to exchange traffic with North American research networks and for back up to GÉANT2. Engineering details and implications of the agreement are outlined in the Engineering Workplan.

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9th November 2005
Updated documents

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1st November 2005
CANS 2005
International NOC Cooperation Video presented by Jim Williams

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