NCHC@ APEC TEL332006/05/19
The NCHC was invited to demonstrate its use of GRID technology over IPv6 at the 33rd APEC TEL meeting (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications). The demonstration topic proposed by the NCHC focused on their ECO Grid project. Utilizing Taiwan's TWAREN and Canada's CANet4 networks, the NCHC accessed the LightPath network platform to transmit high definition images from Taiwan to the exhibition venue. In particular, the NCHC's high definition camera captured images transmitted from Taiwan's National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA) and transferred them to the 33rd APEC TEL meeting venue. The demonstration was very attractive a great success!
The 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications (APEC TEL) meeting was held in Hong Kong on March 21-26th, 2004. At this meeting, the NCHC proposed the “Advanced Applications on APEC IPv6 Infrastructures” project, an experimental project meant to improve the economies of APEC member nations. The project which was co-sponsored by Canada, Japan, Korea, and Thailand, received a US $20,000 APEC grant during the meeting. The project's proposed functionality includes the following applications:
1. IPv6 Multicasting
2. Voice over IPv6 (VOIP)
3. Media Streaming Transmission over IPv6
4. Ecology and Telescience Grid Computing over IPv6
The main purposes of the project are:
1. To reduce the digital-divide in modern network technologies among APEC member nations.
2. To establish an advanced IPv6 application R&D infrastructure for the APEC member regions.
3. To deploy IPv6 applications over the APEC IPv6 infrastructure.
4. To exchange knowledge with APEC member nations regarding the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.
5. To exchange cutting-edge IPv6 technologies with other APEC member nations.
6. To educate and develop APEC member nations network scientists and engineers on IPv6 technologies.
The NCHC held a one day workshop on April 4th, 2005 during the 31st APEC TEL meeting. About 80 people attended this workshop which was conducted by 15 speakers from the countries of Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, and Taiwan. The speakers’ topics covered a wide-range of IPv6-related areas including technical issues, experimental subject matter, and the plan for each application in the project. The topics and contents of the workshop were outstanding and the workshop was a great success!