1. GLORIAD: Cooperative Project of China, Russia, and the USA
CSTNET is providing supporting network services for the world famous GLORIAD，aiming at developing high-speed bandwidth for it.
1) Activating GLORIAD
On January 12, 2004, the high-speed GLORIAD co-funded by CAS, the National Science Foundation of the US (NSF) and the Consortium of Russian Ministries and Science Organizations (CRMSO) is initialized in Beijing. This joint project is offering strong supports for advanced network application with educational purpose and at the same time is aiming at developing the research of the next generation Internet.
CSTNET will provide high-speed bandwidth, which will be upgraded up to 10G, for GLORIAD’s advanced application in order to manage and to promote its interdisciplinary uses as well as resource sharing.
2) HKOEP: Opening Internet Convergent Centre of the Asia Pacific Region On November 23, 2004, the HK Internet Open Exchange Point (HKOEP) is formally established and has been linked to Japan, Taiwan, and HK by 1G. The high-speed link to EU will be established soon.
The establishment of HKOEP symbolizes that China will become the Internet convergent center and the exchanging center of the Internet in Asia Pacific region.
In February, 2009, the exchange capacity of the HKOEP has been promoted.
CSTNET has been increasingly cooperating with exchange points in many regions, such as Asia, North America, Europe, Australia etc. It will connect more science and research institutions in different regions and countries in order to promote international cooperation, bringing the development of science-research application in the global sphere.
3) CSTNET as GLIF Member Engaging in Internationally Optical Network Research In June, 2006, CSTNET establishes connection from HKOEP to two switch nodes of the US optical network, namely the Pacific Wave and the Starlight. China’s first node of the international optical network is activated and becomes a member of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF).
The activation of the international optical network node is CSTNET’s first successful attempt in scientific research of the international optical network domain. It introduces science-research strengths of CSTNET into an international dimension, creating sustainable opportunities for CSTNET to impel international cooperation.