PIONIER consortium was established in 2003 and includes PIONIER fiber optic network, which is one of the most modern in the world.


IT infrastructure, including access to high-power computing, is a condition of development for many fields of science. Since the beginning of its existence, PIONIER is an active partner of scientific teams from many fields.


PIONIER network is evolving towards terabit bandwidths, offering services to support digital innovation. It is an important element of open science, developed in the European Union as part of the EOSC initiative (European Open Science Cloud).

PIONIER consortium was established in 2003 and includes PIONIER fiber optic network, which is one of the most modern in the world.

IT infrastructure, including access to high-power computing, is a condition of development for many fields of science. Since the beginning of its existence, PIONIER is an active partner of scientific teams from many fields.

PIONIER network is evolving towards terabit bandwidths, offering services to support digital innovation. It is an important element of open science, developed in the European Union as part of the EOSC initiative (European Open Science Cloud).

Goals

Research in the area of new technologies and applications
Development of infrastructure and services
International cooperation, active partnership

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Mapa sieci PIONIER

Infrastructure and technology

The total length of PIONIER fiber optic lines is 10,923 km, including 6,843 km in Poland and 4,080 km abroad. DWDM technologies are implemented on the fiber-optic structure, offering transmission channels up to 400 Gb The transmission system has, among other things, GMPLS functionality, allowing technological consistency with MPLS switches in the network layer. The network offers access to users (MSK and NDC centers) in nx10 and nx100 Gbps Ethernet technology.

 

The Polish IT infrastructure, of which the PIONIER network is a part, actively supports national and European scientific research, meeting today’s requirements of modern and advanced research instrumentation. In addition, the PIONIER network, using the GEANT network, realizes connectivity with European scientific networks (NRENs), as well as provides the Polish scientific community with access to the global Internet.

 

Over the years, the PIONIER network ecosystem has been developed through a number of infrastructure projects. The most important of these are NewMAN, 100net, PLATON, MAN-HA, and now PIONIER-LAB, PRACE-LABI KMD.

Members of PIONIER consortium

Ambition of the Polish scientific community was to build a modern IT infrastructure for science in Poland. Involvement of representatives of science and numerous environmental discussions led to the creation and adoption by the Scientific Research Committee (KBN) of the “PIONIER: Polish Optical Internet – Advanced Applications, Services and Technologies for the Information Society” program as the official project for the development of the IT infrastructure of science in Poland. As part of this program, in 2001 started the construction of the national PIONIER fiber optic backbone network, connecting the Municipal Computer Networks and High Power Computing Centers.


In order to implement tasks entrusted to scientific community by the KBN, in April 2001 the “Agreement on the construction and operation of the National Optical Network of PIONIER scientific and academic units” was signed, and then, in July of the same year was sign the “Agreement on the establishment of a Consortium for the operation and operation of use of the Polish Optical Network of scientific and academic units PIONIER ”. Task of building PIONIER network was entrusted to the Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), which became the operator of this network.


As a result of the above actions, the Leading Units MAN and KDM, which are signatories of the above-mentioned agreements, after commissioning the first part of the network, on November 25, 2003 in Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula river, signed an agreement on the basis of which the PIONIER Consortium was established, whose main tasks were operation, maintenance and management of PIONIER network.


On the basis of this agreement PIONIER Consortium Council was appointed, the work of which is managed by the Presidium of the Council: the Chairman, two Vice-Presidents and the Secretary. The Presidium is elected for a two-year term.

Current composition of the PIONIER Consortium Council and its Presidium:

prof. dr hab. inż. <br>Kazimierz Wiatr

prof. dr hab. inż.
Kazimierz Wiatr

Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza
Przewodniczący RKP

dr inż. Maciej Stroiński

dr inż. Maciej Stroiński

Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN
I Wiceprzewodniczący

prof. dr hab. inż. <br> Roman Wyrzykowski

prof. dr hab. inż.
Roman Wyrzykowski

Politechnika Częstochowska

inż. Cezary Citko

inż. Cezary Citko

Politechnika Białostocka
Sekretarz

mgr inż. Piotr Jarczewski

mgr inż. Piotr Jarczewski

Politechnika Bydgoska

dr hab. inż. Jerzy Proficz, prof. PG

dr hab. inż. Jerzy Proficz, prof. PG

Politechnika Gdańska

dr inż. Marcin Detka

dr inż. Marcin Detka

Politechnika Świętokrzyska

prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż. <br>Robert Suszyński

prof. nadzw. dr hab. inż.
Robert Suszyński

Politechnika Koszalińska

mgr inż. Wojciech Widelski

mgr inż. Wojciech Widelski

Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej

mgr inż. Piotr Szefliński

mgr inż. Piotr Szefliński

Politechnika Łódzka

mgr inż. Marcin Kwiecień

mgr inż. Marcin Kwiecień

Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski

mgr Marek Ganczarski

mgr Marek Ganczarski

Uniwersytet Opolski

mgr Andrzej Krakowiak

mgr Andrzej Krakowiak

Instytut Uprawy Nawożenia
i Gleboznawstwa PIP

mgr Michał Czyżewicz

mgr Michał Czyżewicz

Uniwersytet Technologiczno-
Humanistyczny im. Kazimierza
Pułaskiego w Radomiu

mgr inż. Adam Dziadosz

mgr inż. Adam Dziadosz

Politechnika Rzeszowska

dr inż. Krzysztof Bogusławski

dr inż. Krzysztof Bogusławski

Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet
Technologiczny w Szczecinie

mgr inż. Piotr Sąsiedzki

mgr inż. Piotr Sąsiedzki

Politechnika Śląska

mgr Kamil Ksiądz

mgr Kamil Ksiądz

Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

mgr inż. Jarosław Skomiał

mgr inż. Jarosław Skomiał

Uniwersytet Warszawski, ICM

mgr inż. Andrzej Skrzeczkowski

mgr inż. Andrzej Skrzeczkowski

Naukowa i Akademicka Sieć
Komputerowa PIB

prof. dr hab. inż. <br>Tadeusz Więckowski

prof. dr hab. inż.
Tadeusz Więckowski

Politechnika Wrocławska

dr inż. Przemysław Baranowski

dr inż. Przemysław Baranowski

Uniwersytet Zielonogórski