The project GIGA Experimental High-Speed Network –
GIGA Network – serves as a “laboratory” for validation of the results from the
research and development activities conducted during the project.
During the initial phase of the project, from 2003 to
2007, the GIGA network was deployed and extended to two states, covering seven
cities (Campinas, São
Paulo, São José dos Campos,
Cachoeira Paulista, Rio de Janeiro, Niterói
and Petrópolis), 26 institutions and tens of laboratories. In this phase, the
institutions were interconnected through Gigabit Ethernet connections.
Currently, GIGA Experimental Network core speed reaches over 10 Gbit/s and access speed up to 1 Gbit/s, however, the goal is to increase network flexibility and support to new services, and also achieve higher transmission rates. The purpose is to achieve a transmission speed of 40 Gbit/s per optical channel (for the core) at the intermediary stage of the project, and later, at the final stage, a speed up to 100 Gbit/s per channel. Access transmission rates are expected to achieve up to 10 Gbit/s.
In this phase, the GIGA network 10 GbE links will be extended to some laboratories that require high speed rates to conduct their researches (LNCC, CPTEC/INPE, UERJ Physics Institutes and USP).
In addition, GIGA will interconnect with Ipê network
(network developed by RNP for production and research activities that connects
the Brazilian federal universities), which is interconnected with experimental
networks in South America, USA and Europe, thus, serving as a laboratory for
experiments and validation of ICT technologies on a planetary scale. Such a
perspective will enable participation and collaboration with similar advanced
international projects, strengthening the relevance and impact of GIGA Project
in the scientific, technological and social spheres.
The map below shows the GIGA Network current coverage:
Connection to other networks
OCEN - Operations Center Experimental Network - GIGA Network