CyberaNet is part of Canada’s Advanced Network Alliance, which links researchers, educators and innovators to each other, and to data and tools across the country, over a system of high-speed, fibre optic networks. This Canadian network connects to 100 similar advanced networks around the globe.
These networks support exploratory research, educational and pre-commercial activities, and provide key backbone infrastructure for emerging applications such as cloud computing, data portals, visualization, distributed data management and advanced videoconferencing.
CyberaNet ties into CANARIE, a high-speed, fibre optic network that stretches 19,000 km across Canada, linking researchers and innovators throughout the country and around the world
Who is eligible to connect?
The network can be used for public, not-for-profit or pre-profit projects. It is designed to support innovation and can be used by any organization for non-commercial traffic. It supports new projects and greater efficiencies for public sector organizations such as government agencies, universities and school districts. It is also a testbed for emerging technologies.
How to connect?
Connecting to CyberaNet begins with a discussion with Cybera staff about the options. For example, all Alberta research universities are directly connected to the network. A connection to the SuperNet can also provide a bridge to CyberaNet. It is also possible to negotiate a connection through a commercial Internet Service Provider.
Real-time traffic maps
Below is a real-time example of CyberaNet at work: a network traffic map showing live data feeds of network activity. The data in this map is automatically refreshed every five minutes, drawing the latest statistics from Cybera’s routers. If you have any questions about Cybera’s network services or the data in this traffic map, please contact us.
CyberaNet supports WestGrid, western Canada’s High Performance Computing (HPC) consortium, by providing network connections between its distributed computing and data storage resources. The network traffic map below shows a live feed of the network activity between the WestGrid resources.