Academic Supercomputing in Europe
Population: 2.3 million
GDP/capita: € 8,500
Supercomputing facilities for the academia
- University of Latvia: Beowulf cluster (10 PIII/1260 + 2 Xeon/3060)
National academic network
Latvia has two research networks.
LANET (Latvian Academic Network) is a network for education and science which is only
available in Riga.
The Department of Information Technology of the University of Latvia manages LANET.
The backbone is 100 Mbps. The link to GÉANT is 3.5 Mbps. The budget in 2004 is € 1 million.
LATNET provides data communication services to research and education institutes in Latvia.
The star-shaped backbone operates at 1 Gbps and large sites typically access at 2 Mbps.
LATNET has a 34 Mbps link to GÉANT. The 2004 budget is € 1.9 million. It is mainly
financed through charging the users.
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