Asia Pacific Advanced Network Meeting

Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland 5th - 9th August 2018

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Network Engineering Workshop

ObjectivesThis workshop will encourage network engineers & NOC staff to work for integrating North American R&E networks, GEANT/Asi@Connect and APAN, especially for intercontinental advanced network services. The workshop has been executed in every APAN meeting as a full day workshop, and this Workshop will follow the last events: and

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Target AudienceNetwork engineers, researchers and operators
Session Co-ordinator(s)Kazunori Konishi, APAN-JP
Expected No. of Participants100
Seating ArrangementClassroom

Session 1 : Global Networking Technologies

Date:Wednesday 2018-08-08
Time:09:00 - 10:30
Location:Millennium 1
Session Chair(s):Jamie Curtis, REANNZ, New Zealand
No. of Participants:54, out of which 13 have provided feeedback
1.  Supercomputer Networking via IPv6   Slides (PDF)
Xing Li, Tsinghua University, China
Linking supercomputer centers to the universities/research institutes is one of the important services of the NRENS. Usually the supercomputer network needs different routing optimization, security consideration and charging models from other services of the academic network and this introduces the complexity. In the talk we discuss the practice of using stateless IPv4/IPv6 translation technology (IVI) to build a supercomputing VPN via IPv6. The initial testing results for one of the most powerful supercomputer in Wuxi city and a Bioscience Lab at Tsinghua university are presented.
2.  The Self-Driving Network   Slides (PDF)
Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
This talk briefly introduces the concept of the Self-Driving Network (SDN2), then goes on to describe a path to achieving it, showing some of the milestones along the way. The idea of a "mini-loop" as a component of SDN2 is developed, as is that of a robot to execute the mini-loop. These steps show how the vision of a Self-Driving Network can be realized.
3.  Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure   Slides (PDF)
Dale Finkelson, Internet2
Over the next 18 - 36 months Internet2 will be engaged in the redesign and implementation of its next generation infrastructure. For the past eighteen months, as a part of that process, Internet2 has been seeking input from its user community and peers. The focus of this has been understanding the requirements and expectations for the Next Generation Infrastructure. This talk will discuss the process, some of the expectations and subsequent goals that are emerging for the new infrastructure and the core principles of the new Infrastructure as currently understood.
4.  TransPAC Networking update   Slides (PDF)
Andrew Lee, Indiana University, USA
TransPAC4 is three and a half years into its project. This talk will discuss the current state of the network and the status of the addition of capacity to the system. We will discuss network usage, how the new capacity fits in with the rest of the networks in the region, and other topics. We will also briefly discuss other projects being managed by IN@IU such as NetSage and NEAAR.
5.  ASGC Networking Update   Slides (PDF)
Hsin-Yen Chen, Academia Sinica Grid Computing Center, Taiwan
Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre (ASGC) is one of the WLCG Tier-1 centres, which provides the LHC services and e-Science coordination in Asia and participate in the global e-Science cooperation. The increasing luminosity of the High Energy Collider experiments demand more network bandwidth. We have the leading plan to provision the 2x10G circuits of the Taiwan-Singapore-Amsterdam-Chicago path at 1 Sep. 2018. Therefore, we move our Hong Kong PoP to Singapore Global Switch. We are looking for the international collaboration to the design to plan 100G global infrastructure of the international networking and the open exchange points.

Session 2 : Technologies for Global eXchange Points

Date:Wednesday 2018-08-08
Time:11:00 - 12:30
Location:Millennium 1
Session Chair(s):Eiji Kawai, NICT, Japan
No. of Participants:69, out of which 15 have provided feeedback
1.  SingAREN Open Exchange: Nuts and bolts   Slides (PDF)
Francis Lee, Vice Chairman, SingAREN
The SingAREN Open Exchange(SOE) has been in operation over the past 3 year. SOE has become an exchange point in the region for the NRENs, with connectivity both within and between regions, eg. Europe and USA. SOE provides both layer 2 and layer services with port connectivity of up to 100 Gbps. This talk will cover the technical set-up and operation of SOE. Finally, it will highlight some of the challenges.
2.  MAN LAN Open Exchange? Designing a Next Generation Exchange   Slides (PDF)
Dale Finkelson, Internet2
MAN LAN has been in operation for many years, with the current implementation of MAN LAN having been in place for 7 or 8 years. While it continues to operate well, it is time to update and refresh both international exchange points, MAN LAN and WIX. This talk will discuss the design principles and goals for the next version of the Exchanges. This certainly includes consideration of the work done by the GNA but also goes beyond that to look at topics like Automation, self-service and the role of an Exchange Point.
3.  Technologies for the coming GXP in Japan   Slides (PDF)
Takatoshi Ikeda, APAN-JP
Tokyo is the one of the hub in Asia, Many international circuts ownded by multiple networks are teminated. Therefore, Open Exchange point is desired in Tokyo and expected to utilize their resources effectivily. We started to study and discuss the features for GXP in Tokyo and advanced technologies to realize it. I would like to share our study and have further discussion with participants.
4.  Hong Kong eXhange Points: HKIX Development and HKIX-R&E Updates   Slides (PDF)
Kenneth Chan
HKIX Research and Education (HKIX-R&E) Network was started and operated by HKIX since 2008. The main purpose of HKIX-R&E is to facilitate those NRENs have presence in Hong Kong to do interconnections among themselves and do peering with commercial networks at HKIX more easily and at a lower cost. Last year, HKIX has upgraded its switch at MEGA-i to support 100GE connections. The speaker would share about the challenging operations of a GXP and the planned works for HKIX and HKIX-R&E network expansion.
5.  Hong Kong eXchange Points: Hong Kong Open Exchange (HKOX) Updates   Slides (PDF)
Wai Man Cheung, Lingnan University / JUCC, Hong Kong
The Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC), the consortium of the tertiary institutions of Hong Kong, has launched the Hong Kong Open Exchange (HKOX) point at MEGA-i in March 2018, which also serves as a Research and Education (R&E) node for the Hong Kong Academic and Research Network (HARNET). HKOX is a long-term initiative with goal of connecting Hong Kong academia and research networks with global ones. This presentation provides the latest updates and the infrastructure of the HKOX.

Session 3 : NREN Updates and Collaborations

Date:Wednesday 2018-08-08
Time:13:30 - 15:00
Location:Millennium 1
Session Chair(s):Patch Lee
No. of Participants:45, out of which 11 have provided feeedback
1.  Fifty Years of the Internet(1969-2019)and The coming Asia Age   Slides (PDF)
Fan Yuan Yuan
Fang Xingdong, CyberLabs, China
To celebrate the first 50 years of the Internet, CyberLabs has launched the Oral History of the Internet (OHI), which will build a virtual monument that is committed to documenting personal narratives from the Internet Pioneers who have made extraordinary contributions to the development of the internet around the world.
And Asian Internet users have already surpassed half of the world. The first half of the internet development led by the US is over. The second half will be led by Asia, which will be the main power in the wave of global Internet intellectualization.
2.  GÉANT Network Evolution   Slides (PDF)
Brook Schofield, Project Development Officer, GÉANT Association
GÉANT Network Infrastructure is always evolving and adapting to changes in network capacity requirements and offerings. There are some major disrupters in the networking industry and these initiatives are largely driven by big content providers and then need for low cost and highly flexible solutions. Initially proven in the data centre, these technologies are now being adopted for the service provider environment. The presentation will discuss how GÉANT plans to leverage these technologies in the next generation of our network to improve flexibility, support enhance services and reduce costs.
3.  IDRen status update in Indonesia by August 2018   Slides (PDF)
Basuki Suhardiman, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
IDREN were initiated by several University such As University of Indonesia , University of Brawijaya , Sepuluh November Institute of Technology, University of Gajahmada and Insitut Teknologi Bandung as a gateway to NREN through the TEIN4 gateway. The Network was support by the Telco's Company, PT Telkom start with 10 University connected until more than 70 Universities connected to this network. And now under Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The network has been initiatives as a community initiatives especially with university network's provider. Several Telco's provider has been agreed to make collaboration with IDREN and try build the new scheme of collaboration and to broad the collaboration not only in Operational network but with several possibilities for the Network Test Bed.
4.  KREONet2 upgrade plan and APAN 47th network   Slides (PDF)
Buseung Cho, KREONET / KISTI, South Korea
KISTI has operated the National Science and Research Network, KREONET, since 1988. KREONET supports the Data-Intensive Science for science discovery and innovation of research and education. To meet the requirement of Science and Research community, KISTI is supposed to upgrade the international network of KREONET, KREOnet2. I’d like to share the plan of KREONet2 upgrade and new international network will be up at the end of next year. Also I’ll introduce the network of next APAN meeting, colocated with APRICOT 2019.
5.  CERNET2 and CFI Updates   Slides (PDF)
Zhonghui Li, Information Technology Center, Tsinghua University, China
This talk will share the operation updates on CERNET, implementation updates on 100G upgrade for CERNET2, some operation cases, and the progress of CFI (China Future Internet).

Session 4 : Advanced Network Technologies

Date:Wednesday 2018-08-08
Time:15:30 - 17:00
Location:Millennium 1
Session Chair(s):Jonah Keough
No. of Participants:51, out of which 10 have provided feeedback
1.  Uncompressed UHD Video Transmission Experiment Using Distributed Video Server System on NFV Environment    Slides (PDF)
Hiroyuki Kimiyama, Tetsuya Ikeda, Kouta Aoki, Katsuhiro Sebayashi, Mitsuru Maruyama, Takashi Kohno, Takashi Kurimoto, Shigeo Urushidani
We have developed uncompressed 8K UHD video server system using multiple video servers and have also succeeded to deliver 24-Gbps uncompressed 8K video in real time between Tokyo and Osaka through JGN-X in 2014. In this year, we developed and integrated transmission delay adjusting mechanism this server system. We demonstrated to deliver uncompressed 8K video from multiple video servers on NFV environment through multiple R&E networks with various RTT during Interop Tokyo 2018.
2.  Facilitating Efficient Large Data Transfers for International Researchers   Slides (PDF)
Rui Xiang John Foo
With the advancement of our network technologies, institutions can now utilize the high speed links provided by the respective education and research networks, for high speed data transfer and distributed computation between institutions locally and internationally. To effectively maximize the network capabilities, both hardware and software tools are required for optimized data movement. One such hardware tool is a Data Transfer Node (DTN) which is optimised and tuned for continuous large data flow. This presentation will cover the progress of SingAREN in the DTN field, including system design as well as experiments conducted with the DTN.
3.  Update of Yeti Project, a live Root DNS System testbed   Slides (PDF)
Akira Kato
A couple of years ago, Kato reported the overview of Yeti Project, which is a live Root-DNS testbed. While we decided to extend the 3 year project term by one year, brief project report is given as well as some other DNS related topics.
4.  Improve Services of ThaiREN   Slides (PDF)
Kriangsak Lekdee
Currently there are some improvement of the infrastructure and services of ThaiREN network. New service of ThaiREN are the Anycast DNS service and Content Delivery Network (CDN). The purpose of this articles is to share some ideas information on how to deploy Anycast DNS and CDN in ThaiREN network.
5.  Software Defined LAN and WAN Automatio   Slides (PDF)
Wayne Sangster, Allied Telesis Labs Ltd, New Zealand
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has promised the ability to centrally manage and dynamically control the network. The challenge has been to make this accessible in the enterprise, and meet today’s most pressing network requirements of a secure internal LAN environment, and dynamic high performing WAN connectivity. This presentation will illustrate how Allied Telesis has integrated LAN security, and SD-WAN for Internet optimization, with a network automation platform – a single-pane-of-glass management interface that reduces the burden of network administration.
6.  Automation of Ticket Management for Planned Maintenance    Slides (PDF)
Hirotaka Sato
APAN-JP has a NOC with limited resources that located in Japan with a lot of peers and several ticket system. I will present our recent activities on how we are trying to reduce on daily basis tasks(eg: Planned maintenance work, outages) by automation tools. Also, I would like to propose standardadization for planned work tickets among NRENs.