The ANSP project (an Academic Network at São Paulo), as determined by a decision of FAPESP's Board of Trustees, “provides the State of São Paulo research community with state of the art computer networking connectivity.”


ANSP develops and maintains the infrastructure, Internet services and data communication in general which, in conjunction with ANSP’s Technical Reserve Program, offers the education and research community in the State of São Paulo the technological means needed to access information throughout the world, to share knowledge, to develop collaborative projects and for innovation on a large scale.


The ANSP Project is run by NARA from The Medical School of the University of São Paulo and is funded by FAPESP through process 2013/11711-5




ANSP promoted a workshop on SDN OpenFlow on 11, 12, 18 and 19 September 2013, at the ITA, São José dos Campos, SP.


On 19 September, 2013, the first ANSP-ITA Workshop on SDN, OpenFlow, held at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, São José dos Campos, São Paulo came to a close. The four-day workshop was organized by Prof. Dr. Cesar Marcondes, UFSCar (Federal University of São Carlos) at the request of Prof. Dr. Alessandro Anzaloni and aimed to continue the process of empowering the academic sector in SDN OpenFlow technology  which began during BMA2 (2nd Biannual Meeting of ANSP) in 2012.

Anzaloni, a professor of   communication systems and signal processing at ITA, and formerly the project leader of the TIDIA Program (Information Technology in Advanced Internet Development), believes that the implementation of OpenFlow improves ITA's internal network, both in scientific applications and in the areas of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

The workshop was conducted by Prof. Marcondes, with the support of Ricardo Antonio and Brasolin Guesuatto, postgraduates under his supervision, and engineer John R. Strapasson, from the Brazilian company DATACOM, responsible for the production and supply of equipment used in the workshop.

ANSP has promoted interactive activities on OpenFlow and SDN for companies and academic institutions. Follow the courses, lectures and workshops presented during the BMAs (Biannual Meetings of ANSP), by accessing ANSP’s YouTube channel.




Upgrade of the AmLight project to 40 Gigabit was made possible by the Research & Education Networks, ANSP, RNP and FIU, from Brazil and U.S..


Florida International University (FIU) today announced a major upgrade to the interconnectivity between the AMPATH International Exchange Point, in Miami, and the Southern Light Exchange Point, in São Paulo, thereby doubling the network capacity between Latin America and the U.S. from 20 gigabits per second (Gb/s) to 40 Gb/s.

ANSP provides connectivity to more than fifty institutions, which are responsible for more than 40% of Brazilian scientific production. “The present doubling of the international links is a natural continuation of our partnership with FIU and The Brazilian Education and Research Network (RNP) established in 2004, which in one way or another has been enhanced every year since,” said Prof. Luis Lopez of University of São Paulo (USP), ANSP’s Principal Researcher. “Now, with a nominal connectivity of 40G (and an expected minimum of no less than 30G), our research community is able to increase even further its collaborations with other institutions, both in Brazil and abroad.”

This research into the evolution of the Internet is on a global scale, and requires a global team to harmonize inter-operability. AMPATH is supporting this innovation throughout the Americas with the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) supplement to the AmLight project, led by Prof. Julio E. Ibarra of FIU. The end result translates into a network that supports critical research, science, and education while seamlessly meeting the needs for today and preparing for tomorrow. 



Debate group seeks to debate SDN technology and, specifically, the OpenFlow standard.


SDN (Software Defined Networks) is a new approach in the computer networking area that makes it possible to separate the data routing function, from network control, creating a way to program directly in the data plane.

The implementation of software defined networks can be executed using the OpenFlow standard, already available in a large group of switches (pure and hybrid), which through an open standardized interface allows the maintenance of the network to be dynamic, flexible and low-cost, providing network administrators with unprecedented power, programmability and automation.

This discussion group aims to debate SDN technology, and, specifically, the OpenFlow standard, addressing such  themes such as controllers, approaches to programming, application ideas, and the sharing of implementation experiences, among other related subjects.

The organizers of the discussion group are professors Cesar Marcondes (UFSCar) and Adriano Cansian (Unesp – São José do Rio Preto).

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The current reality and future of SDN were discussed at a workshop held on 21-22 August, 2013, in Curitiba, PR.


Late afternoon yesterday, the Workshop “SDN - Software Defined Networking: Sharing Visions for the Future,” sponsored by the DATACOM company, with support from ANSP drew to a close. The event, held in Curitiba, Paraná, took place on 21 and 22 August 2013 and aimed to discuss the current situation and the future of Software-Defined Networking, joining forces to provide solutions in this area.

Sponsored by DATACOM, representatives from the company itself and from ANSP, Copel, CPqD, Equatorial, NIC.br, RNP, SERPRO, UECE, UFES, UFSCar, UNESP and Telebras met to present and discuss the limitations, technological problems, solutions, applications and demonstrations of SDN.

Discussion of these ideas is intended to get to grips with the key issues and problems experienced by DATACOM customers in this area, helping the company to engage its development area more closely with the needs of its customers and users.


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