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MAFFIN Map Hokkaido Eastern area Kanto area
Okinawa Kyushu Western area Tsukuba Research Complex

History

History
2021
  • 2021-01 Changed to FFPRI (Tsukuba) leased line service (10 Gbps)
  • 2021-12(scheduled) MAFFIN-Tokyo-XP Switch upgrade (MX-204) 100Gbps connection is possible
2020
  • 2020-06 MAFFIN-APAN Switch upgraded (MX-10003,QFX-10002) 100Gbps connection is possible
  • 2020-10 Institutes side L3 Switch upgraded, Connecting the institutes of Tsukuba Research Complex with 10Gbps.
2017 2017-03 AFFRIT 2016 System operation started
  • Abolished vector computer and integrated into x64 cluster system
  • SGI ICE-XA 232 TFLOPS, SGI UV 10.2 TFLOPS, DDN Lustre storage
2016 2016-01 Speed up MAFFIN domestic liens
  • Connect with Wide Area Ethernet Network (WVS) with Security (FW) Function
  • Connects major domestic institutes at 1 Gbps, overseas (Philippines) line (1 Gbps)
2015 2015-04 Changed the organization name
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat Tsukuba Office => Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat
2013 2013-03 AFFRIT 2012 System operation started
  • Build a BCP system in a remote data center (also used as a data backup)
  • SGI ICE-X 95.8 TFLOPS, SGI UV, NEC SX-9/A(ECO) 1.6 TFLOPS, DDN Lustre strage
2012 2012-01 Speed up MAFFIN domestic lines using Wide Area Ethernet Network (WVS)
  • Philippines international line speedup(1Gbps)
2009 2009-03 AFFRIT 2008 System operation started
  • Construction of new authentication function, provision of flexible information sharing function to collaborators of other organizations such as universitie
  • Providing a mailing list function that works with Wiki and file sharing functions
  • Information access authority management by mailing list members and affiliated organizations
  • NEC SX-9/8B, DELL PowerEdge 905 AMD Opteron cluster system, DDN Lustre storage
2008 2008-04 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Technology Center (AFFRIT) established
2006 2006-01 Philippines international line speedup(6Mbps => 155Mbps(OC3))
2005
    2005-03 2004 System operation started
  • Enhancement of Web service functions, introduction of virtualization technology
  • Introduced WebSSO, many services can be used seamlessly
  • NEC SX-8, SGI Altix 3000 (Itanium 2)
2004 Speed up MAFFIN domestic lines using a wide area Ethernet network.
  • Philippines international line speedup(FR 1.5Mbps => 6Mbps(2Mbps x 3))
2003 2003-03 Interconnected with other research networks at MAFFIN Tokyo NOC with the end of IMnet operation.
  • Tsukuba Data Center completed
  • Providing a rental server (virtual lab) for each research project.
2002 2002-06 Philippines international line speedup (FR 768Kbps => 1.5Mbps)
  • 2002-09 MAFFIN Tokyo NOC connection speedup(1Gbps)
2001
    2001-02/03 The computer system was completely changes, aiming targets are easier use for users, reduction of user's and system administrator's burden, consideration of the security.
  • Introduced user management system (enhancement of user management database)
  • Migrate to web applications, support for LDAP authentication, enhanced security
  • NEC SX-5/16B, SGI Origin 3800
TEIN project started and interconnected with APAN.
2000 2000-02 Construction of agricultural information resource system (AGROPEDIA).
  • A network was reorganiezed, it was speed-up by relation with JGN (Japan Giga-bit Network: Managed by TAO) use, and stability by the possession of the backup circuit on the Frame Relay connection.
1998 1998-03 Started operation of international line with the Republic of the Philippines (Frame Relay 768Kbps)
1997 1997-01 The computer system completely changed form terminal/host system to client/server system. The computer system consists of the Research Computing System, the Network Library System and Network Information System. And a server or a terminal computer was equipped in each research institutes.
  • NEC SX-4B/2, HP Exempler SPP1600/XA-32, HP9000 K460
  • DNS, Mail, NTP Server, NNTP Server, Dial-up service
  • Library management system (Network Library System) started operation.
  • 1997-06 APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) launched, participated as an initial member.
1996 Completed connection of institutes (about 100 locations) and started operation of MAFFIN (MAFFIN.AD.JP).
1995 1995-10 The network was changed from INS-Net64 to Frame Relay and changed with other replacements of constructing the domestic WAN. The WWW Server was connected to the network for offering the scientific activities and outputs of research institute to the world.
  • Tsukuba ATM-WAN(Connecting the institutes of Tsukuba Research Complex with optical fiber)
  • Started Internet service of literature database.
1994 Connected to IMnet (Inter-Ministry Research Network) operated by the Science and Technology Agency with the end of TISN operation.
  • Create a user management database and centrally manage the authentication information of the servers distributed in each area.
1993 1993-01 An intellectual processing environments with various functions of a supercomputer, section servers. And applications ware provided on the network so that researchers could use freely in cope with their purposes.
  • Connect to TISN (Todai International Science Network) and start connecting to the Internet.
  • Access to genome banks such as GENBANK and DDBJ has become possible.
  • Started providing network services such as e-mail, mailing list, and web server.
  • Introduced a supercomputer (Convex C4)
1991 1991-02 The network was changed from C&C-VAN to INS-Net64 (64kbps). the domestic WAN(wide area network) was constructed with TCP/IP Protocol.
1979 1979-02 A mainframe computer (ACOS800-II) of exclusive use in the Computer Center for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research started the operation as the domestic online network connecting the major research institutes across the country.
  • 1983-05 ACOS850 Model 20 Host computer was upgraded.
  • 1988-10 ACOS930 Model 20 host computer was upgraded. The domestic online network was rearranged and expanded with C&C-VAN.
1966 1966-10 The Computer Center for Agriculture and Forestry Research was inaugurated by making rental use of TOSBAC-300 of a private computer center.
  • 1971-01 The Computer Center for Agriculture and Forestry Research was settled in the Office of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat (Kasumigaseki) whth an introduction of electronic computer (HITAC-8500) for cooperative use to the head office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

News

2021-10-15 ADVNET 2021 Workshop on advanced network utilization research
2021-08-02/06 APAN52 Yogyakarta, Virtual Meeting (closed)
2021-02-01/05 APAN51 Islamabad, Virtual Meeting (closed)
2021-01 Changed to FFPRI (Tsukuba) leased line service (10 Gbps)
2020-10 Institutes side L3 Switch upgraded, Connecting the institutes of Tsukuba Research Complex with 10Gbps.
2020-06 MAFFIN-APAN Switch upgraded (MX-10003,QFX-10002) 100Gbps connection is possible
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