Dr Markus Buchhorn is a former astrophysicist, a former geek/programmer/systems-administrator, a former university IT director (Australian National University), a former Director of Services for Australia’s largest eResearch support organisation (Intersect), and for the last ten years has been working as a consultant to a range of national, state and institutional research infrastructure projects. He became involved in APAN’s formation back around 1997, and has been APAN’s General Manager for the last five years.



The 5C’s of APAN: The Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and international e-infrastructure development
Thursday, November 28 | 9.00am -9.45am
Auditorium 2

APAN spans over half the world’s population, across a third of the globe. This presentation will provide an overview of what APAN is, and importantly why it is the way it is: a partnership of like-minded IT service organisations supporting the research and education communities with high-speed networks (NRENs) and increasingly a wide range of e-infrastructure running across the networks to support “eResearch”. These include HPC and cloud facilities, data storage/access and management, identity federations, collaboration toolkits, and importantly strong support frameworks – people talking to people, sharing knowledge and experience, building skills.