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Internet2: what is it and why should you care?. Heather Boyles heather@internet2.edu Institutional Opportunities in Advanced Networking Austin, TX. Overview. History Goals Members Applications Engineering Architecture Abilene Technology Transfer. History of Internet2. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Internet2: what is it and why should you care?Heather Boylesheather@internet2.edu</p><p>Institutional Opportunities in Advanced NetworkingAustin, TX</p></li><li><p>OverviewHistoryGoalsMembersApplicationsEngineeringArchitectureAbileneTechnology Transfer</p></li><li><p>HistoryARPAnet origins1987 -- NSFnetPrivatization in 1995Higher ed planning in 1995/1996Are our research and education needs being met by todays internet?</p></li><li><p>History of Internet2September 1995: Monterey Futures ConferenceAugust 1996: Cheyenne Mountain WorkshopOctober 1996: Internet2 Project formedJanuary 1997: First Internet2 Member MeetingOctober 1997: UCAID formedApril 1998: Abilene Project AnnouncedSeptember 1998: Middleware Initiative AnnouncedJanuary 1999: Abilene in Production </p></li><li><p>Research andDevelopmentCommercializationPartnershipsPrivatizationNSFNETInternet2, Abilene, vBNSAdvanced US Govt NetworksARPAnetgigabittestbedsActiveNetswirelessWDMSprintLinkInternetMCIUS GovtNetworksANSInteroperableHigh PerformanceResearch &amp;EducationNetworks21st CenturyNetworkingQuality of Service(QoS)</p></li><li><p>Internet2 Project GoalsEnable new generation of applicationsRe-create leading edge R&amp;E network capabilityTransfer capability to the global production Internet</p></li><li><p>UCAID Member Universities135 Members as of November 1998 University of Puerto Rico not shown</p></li><li><p>Internet2 Corporate Partners</p><p>3ComAdvanced Network &amp; Services, Inc.AT&amp;TCabletron SystemsCisco SystemsFOREIBMLucent TechnologiesMCI WorldcomNewbridge NetworksNortel NetworksQwest CommunicationsStarBurst Communications</p></li><li><p>Internet2 Corporate Sponsors</p><p>Bell SouthPacket EnginesSBC Technology ResourcesStorageTekTorrent Technologies</p></li><li><p>Internet2 Corporate MembersAlcatel TelecomAmeritechApple ComputerAppliedTheoryBell AtlanticBellcoreBritish TelecomCompaq/DECDeutsche TelekomFujitsuGTE InternetworkingHitachiIXC CommunicationsKDDNexabit Networks Nokia Research CenterNovellNTT MultimediaPacific BellRR DonnelleySiemensSprintSun MicrosystemsSylvan LearningTelebeamTeleglobeWilliams Communications</p></li><li><p>Advanced Internet BenefitsRicher content through higher bandwidthVideo, audioVirtual realityDynamic not static More interactivity via minimal delayReliable content delivery through quality of service model</p></li><li><p>Applications and EngineeringApplicationsEngineeringMotivateEnables</p></li><li><p> Internet2 Applications Enable new generation of applicationsDeliver qualitative and quantitative improvements in the conduct of:ResearchTeachingLearningRequire advanced networking</p></li><li><p>Many Disciplines and ContextsSciencesArtsHumanitiesHealth careBusiness/LawAdministrationInstructionCollaborationStreaming videoDistributed computationData miningVirtual realityDigital libraries</p></li><li><p>Virtual LaboratoriesInteractive research and instructionReal-time access to remote scientific instruments</p><p> Images courtesy of theUniversity of Michigan</p></li><li><p>Virtual LaboratoriesReal-time access to remote instruments University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 3-D Brain Mapping</p></li><li><p>Digital LibrariesVideo and audio Indiana University Variations Project</p></li><li><p>Distributed ComputationMulti-site databases Old Dominion University Chesapeake Bay SimulationImage courtesy of Old Dominion University</p></li><li><p>Distributed ComputationLarge-scale computation University Corporation for Atmospheric Research</p><p>Image courtesy of UCAR</p></li><li><p>TeleimmersionShared virtual reality </p><p>University of Illinois at Chicago Virtual Temporal BoneImages courtesy Univ of Illinois-Chicago</p></li><li><p>Middleware ChallengesIdentify technologies that are scalable and interoperableIncrease deployment of middleware technologies as part of a pre-commercial production environmentExamples:Distributed storage - I2DSI initiativeMulticast video tools - I2DVN initiative</p></li><li><p>Engineering Objectives Re-create leading edge R&amp;E network capabilityIts about end-to-end, to-the-desktop servicescampus infrastructuregigapop infrastructureinter-gigapop infrastructureEstablish quality of service (QoS)Support native multicast</p></li><li><p>Network ArchitectureGigaPoPOneGigaPoPFourGigaPoPTwoGigaPoPThreeGigabit capacity point of presence anaggregation point for regional connectivity</p></li><li><p>GigaPoPs, cont.GigaPoPOneUniversity AUniversity BUniversity CRegional NetworkCommodityInternetConnectionsE.g. vBNS, Abilene</p></li><li><p>Internet2 GigaPoPs</p></li><li><p>Abilene ProjectProvide advanced network testbedSupport Internet2 applications development Demonstrate next generation operational and quality of service capabilitiesCreate facilities for network research</p></li><li><p>Abilene NetworkJanuary 1999 ClevelandNew YorkAtlantaIndianapolisKansas CityHoustonDenverLos AngelesSacramentoSeattle</p></li><li><p>Abilene Characteristics2.4 Gbps (OC48) among gigaPoPs, increasing to 9.6 Gbps (OC192)Connections at 622 Mbps (OC12) or 155 Mbps (OC3)IP over Sonet technologyAccess PoPs very close to almost all of the anticipated university gigaPoPs</p></li><li><p>Abilene ScheduleFall 1998: Demonstrated network at member meeting, in pre-production at several universities, connected to Chicago switch for STAR TAP, peering with vBNSJanuary 1999: Initial group of members in production modeDecember 1999: Approximately 65 members plan to be connected</p></li><li><p>For UCAID Members Involvement in the decisions Responsive to continuing needsDriven by member researchPotential for increasing connectivity for all UCAID university members wanting to participate in Research Goals.</p></li><li><p>Now I know what it is -- but why should I care? Transfer capability to the global production InternetComing Soon!Technology TransferRegional community role Industry role</p></li><li><p>Internet2 NGI RelationshipSimilar technical objectivesFocused on different, but complementary communitiesNGI: Federal Mission agenciesUCAID/Internet2: university research and education communityWorking to interconnect, make interoperable federal research networks and Abilene</p></li><li><p>Internet2 International CollaborationsBuilding peer to peer relationshipsLooking for similar goals/objectives and similar constituenciesMechanism: Memoranda of UnderstandingSigned: CANARIE, Stichting SURF, NORDUnetIn process: TERENA, SingAREN, JAIRC, APAN and others</p></li><li><p>Trend --Information -&gt; CollaborationTodays Internet focuses on access to and delivery of informationTomorrows Internet will support human collaboration in an information-rich environmentThe Internet is global, and is creating a global capability to build knowledge-based communities</p></li><li><p>ImplicationsFrom casual &amp; important uses to mission-critical usesFrom delayed interaction -&gt; immediate interactionFrom regulated media -&gt; less regulated communicationFrom mass media (munication?) -&gt; personalized communicationInteractive electronic communities will proliferate and thrive</p></li><li><p>ResultThe Internet and its applications will subsume other services:telephonemailtelevisionprint newsmovie rentalvirtual meetingsclassroom-based educationadvertising and saleswill be universally accessible</p></li><li><p>More InformationMe: Heather Boylesheather@internet2.edu+1 202 331 5342Internet2www.internet2.edu</p></li></ul>