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Giga CARNet project

Ivan Marić; CARNet/Srce, Croatia

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With the "Giga CARNet" Project the Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet, in co-operation with the University Computation Centre (Srce) is establishing high-quality infrastructure intended for the CARNet members – faculties and research institutes.

The gigabit infrastructure is currently the latest available technology in the world for creating National Research and Education Networks backbone. It is the basis for a number of advanced services that will raise the quality and the usability of the information system of the academic and research network. Gigabit infrastructure will make it possible to start the distributed data processing in more demanding projects within the Croatian research area, connected by the CARNet network. It will also render additional value to CARNet videoconferencing system – the tools necessary for education based on information technology. The gigabit infrastructure of the CARNet network should give incentive to digitisation of the valuable assets of the Croatian heritage, and allow the Croatian museums and libraries a more intensive exchange of the works of art and the digitised written materials.

By introducing the gigabit technology, CARNet and Srce are once again paving the way that will inevitably be eventually followed by the rest of Croatia.

Ivan Marić works for University Computing Centre as Vice CEO and CTO since 2001. Before that he acted as a Deputy CEO (1998), Head of Networks Department (1994) and Head of Computer Systems Department (1993). Among his achievements are first successful Internet implementation in Republic of Croatia, activation of top .hr domain, first European country-wide implementation of ATM technology and building of Gigabit Academic Network for CARNet. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.

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