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




Demi Getschko is the first Brazilian to be nominated to the Internet Hall of Fame at a ceremony on 8 April, 2014, in Hong Kong.

The “Internet Hall of Fame”, created in 2012 by the “Internet Society”, honors leaders and innovators from around the world who have made extraordinary contributions to the change in the lives of citizens using the Internet. The awards are presented in three categories: “Pioneers Circle”, “Innovators” and “Global Connectors”.

Demi Getschko, an electrical engineer, was nominated in the category of “Global Connectors”, which recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the growth and overall Internet use.

Getschko, a Brazilian born in Trieste, Italy, began a degree in 1971 in Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and completed his doctorate at the same university in 1989. From 1971 to 1985, he worked at CCE-USP (Electronic Computing Center of the University of São Paulo). From 1985 to 1996 he worked at the Data Processing Center CPD- of FAPESP (the State of São Paulo Research Foundation) and was the ANSP Network’s first Technical Coordinator.

Until 2009 he was a member of the Board of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). He has been a director of CGI.br (the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee) since 1995, and Chief Executive Officer of NIC.br (Center for Information and Coordination. Br). He is an associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, where he teaches Computer Architecture and coordinates the PUCSPNetLab, Layer 2 laboratory of FAPESP’s KyaTera Project.

The team congratulates Prof. ANSP. Getschko and is honored by this award have been given in recognition of his work at ANSP in the period 1989-1996, which led to the consolidation of the National Research and Education Network (RNP) and the Brazilian Internet itself.


See the 2006 ANSP interview with Demi Getschko:

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg http://www.ansp.br/index.php/br/depoimentos

Learn more about the Internet Hall of Fame ceremony: 

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svghttp://internethalloffame.org/press/latest-news/internet-hall-fame-announces-2014-inductees

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SciELO BRAZIL, a participant in the ANSP Ecosystem, has once again secured first place in the international ranking of repositories

SciELO Brazil (Scientific Electronic Library Online - Brazil) has retained its leadership in the category "Top Portals" in the "Web Ranking of World Repositories" the goal of which is to promote and support initiatives to disseminate scientific publications with open access to the academic community. The site provides a list of repositories geared to research and is organized according to web indicators, which include visibility of the link, number of pages listed by Google, number of rich files (files in .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .ps, .eps), and standardized articles available online, using the Google Scholar as database.

SciELO Brazil, a member of the ANSP Ecosystem (an Academic Network at São Paulo), is an electronic library of Brazilian scientific journals with over 300 titles in its collection. It is a project of FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation), in partnership with BIREME (Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences) and with support from CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development).

Anna Paula A. Costa, from NARA-USP (Center for Applications in Advanced Networks -Medical School, University of São Paulo), explains that ANSP provides a professional and high availability infrastructure required for the SciELO servers she hosts.

Prof. Luis Fernandez Lopez, ANSP’s Principal Investigator, says that "ANSP feels very proud to be the provider of the data center and internet for a project of this level of excellence" and congratulates the SciELO team for having won first place for the fourth consecutive year in such a prestigious ranking.

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg http://www.scielo.br/

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/top_portals

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 At the request of the ANSP Ecosystem community, a looking glass for ANSP was installed in January 2014.

Commencing on 31/01/2014, ANSP has begun to offer a new service to its ecosystem community: a looking glass for ANSP has been installed. A looking glass, also known as a router proxy, is a very simple web interface that can be used by network administrators to run limited commands on routers in order to troubleshoot routing problems.

Several institutions have a looking glass, such as RNP (National Research and Education Network) and AMPATH (Pathway of the Americas).

The ANSP looking glass, after going through the testing phase for internal use, has been approved and installed, and is now available for community use on the ANSP page, under "Network and Services".

ANSP has started the year 2014 offering one more relevant service to the members of the ANSP Ecosystem.


Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg (ANSP looking glass)

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg http://www.rnp.br/servicos/lg/ (RNP looking glass)

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg http://routerproxy.grnoc.iu.edu/ampath/ (AMPATH looking glass)



After two years of development and testing, the ANSP network, in collaboration with NCC-UNESP, officially deploys the service of issuing digital certificates to science.

After five years of administrative, scientific and operational work, ANSP (an Academic Network at São Paulo) and the NCC-UNESP network (Center for Scientific Computing at the "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" São Paulo State University) have, this December 2013, officially put into full operation the Certification Authority (CA) for computational grids in the State of São Paulo: ANSPGridCA (ANSP Grid Certification Authority).

Computational grids are distributed and interconnected data storage and processing resources, designed to meet the needs of geographically dispersed groups of users. The management of this cooperative environment involves security issues that require mechanisms for authenticating users and resources in order to establish priorities and levels of access. In academia, the architecture of grid computing has become a major tool for collaboration on large projects of national and international research.

A major advantage of this architecture is the availability of large computing resources for researchers and their acceptance into the international community of grid users. In the academic area, the security grid is regulated by GSI (Grid Security Infrastructure) which uses public key cryptography, also known as "asymmetric cryptography" as a basis for its functionality. Each user, service, and each grid server is identified by a digital certificate. The issuance of these certificates is undertaken by a Certification Authority that follows the guidelines set by IGTF (International Grid Trust Federation).

The creation of a Certification Authority in the State of São Paulo has been a longstanding demand of the scientists engaged in grid computing, who until now were obliged to obtain their certificates from authorities in the United States or Europe, via a lengthy administrative process.

The ANSPGridCA (ANSP Grid Certification Authority) was recognized by TAGPMA (The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority) in the first half of 2012, and by TACAR (TERENA Academic Certification Authority Repository) in the second half of the same year, and began to issue certificates in March 2013, initially only for GridUNESP. After nine months of testing and learning, the certificate production regime has now been opened up to the entire academic community of São Paulo.

The cryptographic security module, HSM (Hardware Security Module), which generates the cryptographic key used for signing digital certificates, is manufactured in Brazil using Brazilian technology, and it is installed in the NCC-UNESP data center, in the city of São Paulo.

Prof. Luis Fernandez Lopez, Coordinator of the ANSP network, says the goal now is to serve the entire scientific community of São Paulo: “We invite the researchers from São Paulo, requiring grid certificates, to avail themselves of the services of ANSPGridCA.”


Read more:

Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg  The Academic Network at São Paulo (ANSP) Grid Certification Authority.


Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg  The Academic Network at São Paulo (ANSP) Grid Certification Authority. "Certificate Policy and Certification Practice Statement" . v. 1.0. 18 April 2012.


Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg  The Americas Grid Policy Management Authority (TAGPMA).


Links e Sites Pointing hand cursor vector.svg  International Grid Trust Federation (IGTF).



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