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Completion of INPE local network infrastructure in São José dos Campos

Grant number: 12/51649-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants - Overhead for ANSP Academic Network Connectivity
Duration: February 01, 2013 - May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Carlos Alexandre Wuensche de Souza
Grantee:Carlos Alexandre Wuensche de Souza
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


INPE is the main institution responsible for the development of civilian space activities in Brazil. Its mission is help the Brazilian society enjoy the benefits provided by the continuous development of the space industry, promoting and performing scientific research, technological development, services to society and human resource training in the fields of Space and Atmospheric Science, Earth Environment and Space. INPE has presently a significant computer network and computing resources that have been built in recent years to meet it requirements of internal servers and external demand from its partners. Currently, the network of INPE in São José dos Campos has a star-like configuration, with a central switch-router and optical fiber connections to the buildings. The whole structure was built with FAPESP and FINEP (CT-INFRA) funding. On Cachoeira Paulista campus, the distribution is performed in an improvised way, by sharing a subnet of São José dos Campos. The campuses of São José dos Campos and Cachoeira Paulista are served by an optical fiber network that interconnects the buildings to the central point where the routers are located. The connections of this network will be prepared for traffic conditions resulting from the implementation of the new line of 10 Gbps, and the connections between local networks to the distributing systems will be done by fiber optics between buildings. The equipment considered for this job are routers and switches, in order to cover path from the central elements to the user connections. (AU)