TERENA Networking Conference 2000    

G-WiN - the Gbit/s Infrastructure for the German Scientific Community

Gertraud Hoffmann, DFN-Verein, Germany

This presentation describes reasons for a new Gbit/s-Network as there are growing quantitative and qualitative demands caused by increasing traffic and by new innovative applications of the users. Based on traffic measurements forecasts for a new network were made. The G-WiN backbone platform will be based on SDH/DWDM technology. The G-WiN will offer the following services:

  • IP (PoS) ( in the first phase "best effort", later DiffServ/QoS services in addition);
  • Point-to-Point connections;
  • ATM services (flexible bandwidth and QoS provision).
The G-WiN architecture will be discussed including the IP topology on top of SDH/DWDM, switchable in a flexible way according to changing traffic flows. Then the G-WiN characteristics, the number of high speed access ports etc. will be shown. G-WiN operation will start in spring 2000. So the first experience with the network operation will be presented.

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