1. Project Title:
Keywords: telecommunications, computer networks, information system, international collaboration, hardware, software, server, databases.
|Surname/Initials/Title:||Erich Peplow, Doctor|
|Institute Name:||Fachhochschule Stralsund Hochschulrechenzentrum|
|Telephone:||+ 49 3831-456571|
|Fax:||+ 49 3831-456729|
|Surname/Initials/Title:||Secrieru Gregory, Doctor|
|Institute Name:||RENAM Public Association, Executive Director|
|Address:||168 Bul. Stefan-cel-Mare, Kishinev, Moldova|
|Telephone:||+37322 24-80-97, 73-87-63|
|Fax:||+37322 72-70-26, 49-70-22|
List group leaders of all collaborating teams: Surname/Initials/Title/ Institute and address
The project strategic purposes are:
The project realization will permit to provide new conditions for using of national information resources and its integration into the international information space and help to increase of science contribution to Moldova social-economic development.
The Computer Center (CC) of ASM, possessing more then 30-years experience in informatization of scientific activities of ASM, and the corresponding departments of the Universities, participating in the project, will play the leading role in the project realization.
4. Networking infrastructure project
Due to NATO, Eurasia Foundation and Soros Foundation support, the backbone of the Academy of Sciences’ Intranet was created at the Computer Center of ASM. The main component of the backbone is a Sun Ultra I SPARC Server equipped with SPARC Storage Array with storage capacity of 16 GB that allows to execute effectively multimedia applications and provides sufficient disk space.
Computer Center and some of the Institutes of the ASM have already IP connections. Other institutes of ASM use DiaIUp IP connections to the Computer Center. The network comprises three hardware routers: one CISCO 2511 and two TeleBit NetBlazer PN4. The AMNET provides free access to information resources of INTERNET and informational exchange to the Moldavian Scientific Community. The existing external bandwidth is 64K.
Information exchange includes: data sharing among the members of the scientific community from 25 Scientific Institutions of ASM, 6 Universities of Moldova and scientists from other countries; multi-user access to databases developed by ASM and in the Moldavian Universities; full access to INTERNET services. More than 130 research themes are developed by the scientists of ASM in collaboration with the scientists from 23 countries.
The data transfer rate within AMNET will be from 28 Kbps to 100 Mbps, external link will be up to 256 Kbps.
Satisfaction of increasing information needs of scientific, educational and other structures of the society is connected with the creation of information systems infrastructure on the basis of perspective information technologies. In the project will be find a solution of two main problems of the network development:
In the scope of project realization it will be created and provided the necessary services, which may be subdivided into three main groups:
The development of AMNET infrastructure is based on following principles:
It is provided to fulfill the project in three stages:
Detailed budget plan on 1998 and 1999 (Stages II and III) will be prepared and delivered to NATO Scientific Affairs Division later.