Milestones

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During the three decades of the history of the NIIF Program run by the NIIF Institute, numerous outstanding results have been achieved, each being a kind of milestone in the life of the Program. They have been built into the success story as a landmark of development efforts of NIIF/HUNGARNET.

From among such milestones, let the below ones be selected as characteristic examples. By listing them, not only the most important events of the related time periods will be introduced but also the typical international and national bandwidth figures, the data on the connected organisational sites and user communities, as well as the rounded budget figures can be investigated. From these figures also the per capita cost averages can be easily calculated.

Year

Event

bit/s (nat’l)

 bit/s (int’l)

Site/User

M€/yr

1986/87

IIF Program

-

2400

5/100

3

1988/89

EARN

64K

9600

20/500

3

1990/91 (a)

Internet, RARE

128K

64K

100/5000

3

1992/93

NIIF Program

256K

128K

200/30000

4

1994/95 (b)

EuropaNET

2M

1M

250/100000

4

1996/97

TEN-34

10M

2M

300/200000

4

1998/99 (c)

TEN-155

34M

34M

400/300000

5

2000/01

GéANT

155M

155M

500/400000

6

2002/03 (d)

Gbit/s

2,5G

2,5G

600/500000

6

2004/05

GéANT-2

10G

10G

700/600000

7

2006/07 (e)

GéANT+

2x10G

10G

700/650000

7

2008/09

GéANT-3

nx10G

10G

700/700000

7

2010/11 (f)

HBONE+

nx10G/e2e

nx10G

700/700000

6

2012/13

Hybrid HBONE+

100G

40-100G

5200/2200000

6

2014/15 (g)

GéANT3plus

nx10G

nx100G

5200/2200000

8

  • (a) Political changes – Internet connectivity, RARE/TERENA membership
  • (b) NIIF/Hungarnet founding member of DANTE, 1st pan-European backbone
  • (c) DataComm.Liberalisation in Hungary
  • (d) HBONE Gbps/optic (redundant topology, regional centres)
  • (e) HPC, grid, VoIP, VC developments, IPv6 introduced, federated AAI
  • (f) DF (CEF) backbone, 1.5 PByte storage, 40 Tflops HPC, Videotorium
  • (g) Sulinet+, CERN@Wigner 100 Gbps (2013), NIIF IaaS cloud, Horizon2020