The Dynamic Gateways for International Research (DyGIR) project will provide well-tested, production-ready solution for scheduling dynamic circuits on IRNC ProNet infrastructure. DyGIR will help IRNC ProNet projects meet the requirements of the IRNC solicitation to provide production hybrid network services including dynamic circuit services and to do so in a way that is interoperable with emerging production dynamic switching network services in the US (e.g. ESnet, Internet2) and in other countries (e.g. GÃ‰ANT3, JGN2).
DyGIR will advance the state of the art of dynamic circuit networking in support of international science and engineering by developing new functionality, particularly for international exchange points - critical pieces of the overall global R&E network infrastructure.
The broader impact of the DyGIR project for the international science and engineering research community will be significant. DyGIR will increase the opportunity for scientific collaboration between distributed research efforts by enabling the predictable network performance required to effectively share large data sets. DyGIR will also enable these collaborators to schedule their use of the network, permitting the sharing of costly network resources between institutions and scientific disciplines.
The Dynamic Gateways for International Research (DyGIR) project has provided a well-tested, production-ready solution for scheduling dynamic circuits on NSFâ€™s International Research Network Connections IRNC: ProNet infrastructure. By helping IRNC: ProNet projects provide required production hybrid network services (including dynamic network services), the project has fostered interoperability with emerging production dynamic switching network services in the US and other countries, and increased the value of NSFâ€™s IRNC infrastructure by allowing scientific researchers to schedule dedicated network resources on-demand across multiple network domains. The project's intellectual merit has involved its ability to leverage Internet2â€™s strong track record in facilitating collaboration and interaction among the international network community, and the opportunity to build upon its inventory of dynamic circuit networking development. By doing so, the project has had a broad impact by operating in and contributing significantly to an ever-changing environment that continues to evolve around standards, deployment, and technology. It also has had a broad impact for the international science and engineering research community, as scientific collaborations and corresponding data become increasingly distributed globally and across disciplines, necessitating reliable high-speed networks and predicable, cost-effective, and guaranteed network performance that dedicated bandwidth can provide. The findings from this project have been used to support demonstrations of scientific collaboration through provision of dynamic circuits at multiple international meetings, and through dissemination of software addressing network diagnostics using open source licenses for OSCARS, perfSONAR-PS, and OESS. Through the use of on-demand, dedicated circuits to accommodated limited network resources, cost-savings and increased utility of high-speed links have been achieved for institutions, while advancing the state of dynamic circuit networking in support of international science.