ASNET-AM

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Academic Scientific Research Computer Network of Armenia
AbbreviationASNET-AM
PurposeTo unify Academic, Scientific, Research, Educational, Cultural and other organizations in Armenia, promote and participate in the development of a high-quality information and telecommunications infrastructure for the benefit of scientific research and education.[citation needed]
Location
Region served
Armenia
Websiteasnet.am

The Academic Scientific Research Computer Network of Armenia (ASNET-AM) is the national research and education network (NREN) of Armenia. ASNET-AM was created in 1994. The structure and policy of ASNET-AM operation was developed and realized by the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems ([[1] IIAP ]) of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.[2]

Activity[edit]

Main trends of ASNET-AM activity include:

  • Scientific Research
  • Database development and processing in various fields of science, technology, art
  • Participation and support of scientific, educational, technical, cultural and other programs and projects
  • IT Training and Education

Starting from 1997 biennial International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technologies (CSIT) is organized with the support of ASNET-AM.

Network Services[edit]

ASNET-AM services include:

  • Permanent (wired & wireless) multiprotocol connectivity
  • IPv4 & IPv6 (dual-stack) routing
  • Managed and guarantied bandwidth (QoS)
  • Network access via Proxy server
  • Access to ArmCluster & ArmGrid
  • Domain Name Service (DNS)
  • E-Mail services (SMTP, POP, IMAP), Webmail, Mailing Lists
  • Internet accessible Information and Database Systems
  • Secure Data Transmission (VPN, VTUN, EoIP, IP-IP, VLAN, IPVLAN)
  • Tele-education and Tele-conferencing, Virtual Desktop
  • Dial-in
  • Mail Informer service & WebSMS service
  • Network monitoring (Nfsen, Nagios, Cacti, Weathermap, Ntop, Dude)
  • Web Hosting (HTTP, HTTPS)
  • Server/Router installation and maintenance
  • Archive Backup
  • Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware support
  • User Support & Consulting
  • IT Training & Education
  • Media streaming (Video/Audion Webcast)
  • Mobile broadband 3G access
  • Eduroam.am service

Networking[edit]

ASNET-AM develops and provides advanced network services to the Academic, Research and Education communities of Armenia. The network interconnects about 60 scientific, research, educational, cultural and other organisations in 5 cities of Armenia, such as Yerevan, Ashtarak, Byurakan, Abovian, Gyumri, integrating them with the Pan-European Research and Education Network, GEANT. ASNET-AM network in Yerevan consists of dark fiber infrastructure with current link bandwidth from 100 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s.

Clustering/GRID[edit]

ASNET-AM supported the creation of first and most powerful supercomputer center in the field of science and education in Armenia - ArmCluster established in 2004. Currently ASNET-AM serves as the foundation for advanced computing applications in Armenia and provides its infrastructure for ArmGrid [[3]] backbone network. ASNET-AM participates in the HP-SEE, High-Performance Computing Infrastructure for South East Europe's Research Communities EU project that will link existing and upcoming HPC facilities in South East Europe in a common infrastructure, and it will provide operational solutions[buzzword] for it.

International activities[edit]

ASNET-AM participates actively in international projects.

ASNET-AM participates in Terena Compendium.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems.
  2. ^ National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
  3. ^ ArmGrid. Archived from the original on 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  4. ^ TERENA Compendium of National Research and Education Networks in Europe - 2012 edition. TERENA. 2012.