HEC holds European funded workshop


Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) under its Project, Pakistan Education and Research (PERN), organized a three-day workshop on Network Monitoring Applications under the European funded project of TransEurasia Information Network (TEIN).

Participants of the workshop included Network Engineers, Administrators, IT Professionals, Managers and Researchers from universities and R&D organization across Pakistan as well as from neighbouring countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Korea.

The workshop aimed to introduce the design, deployment and management of SmartX Rack technical details, shared best practices regarding research networks, troubleshooting of TEIN infrastructure problems, as well as training participants to utilize OF@TEIN Software Defined Networks (SDN) tools and scripts, and providing a forum for exchange of research progress on software-defined networking.

Dr. G Raza Bhatti, Executive Director HEC, was chief guest in the concluding ceremony. Speaking at the occasion, he appreciated the participants for their commitment to learn about new and cutting-edge technologies and hoped that they will implement the same in their respective institutions. Mr. Anwar Amjad, Director General (IT) was also present on the occasion.

It may be mentioned here that Pakistan Education and Research Network (PERN) offers true packet switched network which is required for research and collaboration in areas like grid computing, high energy physics, agri-research, e-culture, telemedicine, research related video and images exchange, enterprise level voice and video conferencing, and many other network based collaborative research.

PERN has its presence in the global consortium of research and education network through TransEurasia Information Network since 2008. TEIN (Trans-Eurasia Information Network) is a high speed network for research and education which connects more than 20 countries in Asia and 34 countries in Europe. This network is actively being used for international joint collaborative researches in cutting-edge areas, including information technology, telecommunications, telemedicine and bioengineering.