The GIP RENATER
RENATER, French Research and Education Network, was deployed in the early 90s in order to federate telecommunication infrastructures for Research and Education. To achieve this goal, a non profit organisation called “Groupement d’Intérêt Public” RENATER was created in febuary 1993.
Members of the GIP RENATER are eminent French Research organisations (CNRS, CPU, CEA, INRIA, CNES, INRA, INSERM, ONERA, CIRAD, Irstea, IRD, BRGM), and the French Ministry for Education, higher Education and Research.
More than 1000 sites are connected to RENATER via campus, metropolitan or regional networks. RENATER offers national and international connectivity, and evolves according to technologies’ improvements and available capacity infrastructure.
The GIP RENATER also runs the SFINX, Internet exchange point since 1995.