Global Lambda Integrated Facility

GLIF world map 2015 - Call for Participation

6 March 2015 -- The GLIF 2011 World Map is over four years old and very much out of date!

The GLIF map illustrates GLIF lambda resources: the high-capacity optical circuits (or lightpath virtual circuits) that terminate at GOLEs (GLIF Open Lightpath Exchanges). The network resources that make up the GLIF are provided by a number of independent optical domain network operators working together to enable quick and easy provisioning of end-to-end lightpaths. These resources are made available for use by global collaboratories of scientists and computer scientists and engineers for application and middleware development. The GLIF map illustrates capacity available *in addition to* bandwidth required for production purposes.

Maxine Brown is now collecting new and/or updated information about the circuits and GOLEs that qualify as GLIF resources. It would be appreciated if you could send the following information to '' by 1 May 2015:

  • Network/GOLE name(s)
  • Contact person(s)
  • Network diagrams that illustrate your network(s) and the cities where peering occurs
  • Bandwidth of links
  • (optional) for cities where peering occurs, provide coordinates (longitude, latitude)

About GLIF -- The Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF) is an international virtual organisation of NRENs, consortia and institutions that promotes lambda networking. GLIF provides lambdas internationally as an integrated facility to support data-intensive scientific research, and supports middleware development for lambda networking. It brings together some of the world's premier networking engineers to develop an international infrastructure by identifying equipment, connection requirements, and necessary engineering functions and services. More information is available on the GLIF website at