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Funding for NaukaNet provided by the US National Science Foundation and the Ministry for Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation. Telecommunications services are provided by Telia, Inc.

This NaukaNet web site is available at two locations, in US and Russia:

Updated: 2003-08-

NaukaNet is a joint US-Russian high performance (155 Mbps) network sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the Russian Ministry of Industry, Science and Technology to provide next generation Internet services to collaborating US-Russian scientists, educators and students.

Its goals include assisting meritorious scientific collaborations requiring advanced, high performance Internet services; connecting the Russian next generation Internet network to the US vBNS and other next generation networks in the US and elsewhere; and, more broadly, encouraging and supporting productive cooperation between the US and Russian science and education communities.

Network History

Date Link Bandwidth
July 1999 Chicago-Moscow ATM Service (Teleglobe) 6 Mbps
December 2001 Chicago-Moscow POS Service (Teleglobe) 45 Mbps
September 2002 Chicago-Moscow POS Service (TeliaSonera) 155 Mbps

Utilization statistics

The NaukaNet team has developed a utilization/monitoring system which is described here.. Standard MRTG charts are also available.

The graphics below point to PDF files which illustrate the growth in network usage over the past several months. The new NaukaNet network should have capacity sufficient to carry the program at least through the end of December, 2003 with no network congestion.

It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better. - Mary Mannes


The map at left shows current traffic flows across NaukaNet. Triangles show source of traffic; inverted trianges indicate destination. Sites connected by arcs are the heavist current consumers. Colors indicate network protocols and are described in the key below.

Current 15 Top Users
2004-06-09 11:54:51 EST

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