Internet2 regularly showcases our members' efforts on behalf of advanced research and education networking. We not only encourage Internet2 members to share their achievements with the community, but also the interesting people, events, developments and collaborations that make those achievements possible. If you have suggestions for news, events, projects or people that might be featured, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include a brief description, appropriate links and images and contact information. Thanks for helping us spread the word.
On April 6, Internet2 netcast a meeting on the National Science Foundation’s IRNC program from the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. We welcome continued input to the discussion via the Internet2 collaboration space. If you were unable to attend, click here to view the presentations.
The Internet2 community relies greatly on IRNC-funded link projects which interconnect users of the Internet2 Network with collaborators, scientific instruments, data, teaching resources, remote campuses, cultural institutions, clinical sites, and many other resources around the world.
Professor Farnam Jahanian has been named the University of Michigan Distinguished University Innovator for 2009. Jahanian, a member of Internet2's External Relations Advisory Council, is a widely recognized expert in network security at the College of Engineering and a successful entrepreneur. He has conducted breakthrough research leading to a fundamental shift in how the Internet is protected from security threats. The culmination of this research was the establishment of Arbor Networks, Inc. to deploy the novel technology.
The Economic Stimulus Bill will have many implications on advanced networking in research and education. Internet2 has developed an online Stimulus Legislation Community Resource Guide, which provides the full legislation, as well as copies of provisions and summaries of the broadband provisions, Health IT provisions, and science and technology provisions. Additionally, learn about the NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program Solicitation.
FLR, USF and Internet2 are collaborating to provide Internet2 Network access to nearly every K20 institution in the state of Florida, enabling teachers and students across the state to take advantage of cutting-edge learning resources available through the K20 initiative. This marks a major expansion of the Florida SEGP effort, originally announced in 2006, in cooperation with the USF and the Florida Department of Education through its Florida Information Resource Network 2 (FIRN2), which together with FLR, provide connectivity to most K20 institutions in the state.
The Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting is here! Member Meetings provide unique opportunities for representatives from our diverse member community to meet in person and exchange information about new and ongoing work. Browse the online program to see the exciting sessions planned for this meeting. If you are attending the meeting, please complete the evaluation. If you are unable to attend, be sure to watch the netcast.
Congratulations George McLaughlin! According to the formal citation, "On Australia Day, 26 January 2009, George Millar McLAUGHLIN of Tarago NSW was appointed by the Governor-General as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for service to the information technology sector through a range of advisory roles with national and international educational, research and infrastructure organisations, particularly Australia's Academic and Research Network.” For his part, George contends "this acknowledgement needs to be put in context, and the real achievers to be recognised are:
(i) just over a handful of technically expert, dedicated and imaginative people who worked with me from 1996 until a few years ago, and…
(ii) the friends and colleagues around the world who mentored and supported us…and who have helped and supported me personally in many ways since then."
George has been instrumental in getting many a NREN up and running, and was the Executive Director of AARNET, the Australian R&E network that provides advanced network services to the Australian education and research community, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Internet2 in 1999. More recently, George has been focusing on developing NRENs and inter-NREN connectivity and collaboration in South Asia and the Asia Pacific.
As part of its ongoing efforts to promote the adoption of the IPv6 protocol, the Internet2 IPv6 Working Group will host its second IPv6 accessibility challenge for attendees of the ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs meeting hosted this week by Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The challenge asks workshop attendees to set up their personal computers to operate using only IPv6. Users will then attempt to connect to the meeting's wireless network to access a registration website only accessible via IPv6. The IPv6 website will also be used to gather anonymous documentation on the level of IPv6 compliance for each user's computer system, DNS server and campus network to enhance the working group's knowledge on current deployment and adoption rates. Further details can be found at: http://jointtechs.es.net/texas2009/challenge.pdf
Internet2, Sitola - the Laboratory of Advanced Networking Technologies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, CESNET in the Czech Republic, LEARN, and Texas A&M University will this week highlight the use of dynamic circuit networks to enable an UltraGrid high-definition video application at the ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop. For the first time, this demo will showcase the use of the CoUniverse middleware application, which will enable the dynamic set up of circuits across through several administrative domains including Texas A&M University, LEARN, and Internet2.
The ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop will hold its annual winter session this week in College Station, TX. Hosted by Texas A&M University, the four-day conference brings together thought leaders in the research and education community to explore and discuss important technology issues and advancements in next-generation networking. Presentations this week will have four main focus areas including: The Coming Crisis in Routing and Networking, Campus Network Challenges, Convergence Technologies, and End to End Campus Cooperation. The main plenary sessions held from February 1- 5, 2009 will be netcast for worldwide viewing. Those interested in participating remotely in the conference may access live streams, including audio, video and presentation slides via: http://jointtechs.es.net/texas2009/netcast.html. Once the workshop is over, netcast session archives will also be available. For the full Joint Techs program visit: http://events.internet2.edu/2009/jt-texas/agenda.cfm?event=1019&day=&track=&details=on
The deadline for submissions for the 2009 IDEA Awards has been extended to 25 February. Open to existing or proposed applications, the Internet2 IDEA awards are designed to showcase projects that apply the latest in advanced networking capabilities to enable transformational progress in research, to enhance teaching and learning, and to potentially increase the impact of next-generation networks around the world.
Registration is now open for the upcoming Internet2/EDUCAUSE CAMP Workshop: Delivering, Sourcing, and Securing Services Throughout the Student Identity Life Cycle, 4-6 February. Offered twice per year, CAMP workshops provide guidance on identity and access management topics. The upcoming CAMP will help you decipher the trends in student services outsourcing and learn approaches to address campus security and privacy issues. It will also feature case studies and discussion sessions for the purposes of informing practical campus implementations.
This week, Internet2 and New World Symphony are hosting the annual Performance and Master Class Production Workshop. The workshop, held on campus of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, includes live demonstrations, hands-on experience with a range of equipment, and an in-depth look at relevant production values for successfully producing events. This year's event features presenters from IUPUI, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), The Philadelphia Orchestra, Texas Christian University, USC, and Yale University.
David Lois is the Executive Director of WiscNet. He was recently voted vice-chair elect for Internet2’s Architecture and Operations Advisory Committee. Dave served as a founding co-chair of StateNets and as a Quilt board member, and has been involved in the Northern Tier Network Consortium since its inception. WiscNet is also extensively involved in various national networking initiatives, including peering projects and network operations for BOREAS-Net and Northern Tier-North Dakota R&E networks.
The University of Delaware, an Internet2 member, has been awarded NSF funding for further development on the perfSONAR Framework in collaboration with Internet2, Stanford University, and Georgia Tech. The project’s goal is to help solve end-to-end network performance problems across multiple network domains using performance measurements that are delivered via the perfSONAR infrastructure.
Five Internet2 Workshops are being offered in conjunction with the Winter 2009 Joint Techs, February 1-5. IPTV, DCN, Network Performance, VoIP and IPv6 Workshops will be held immediately before and after Joint Techs in College Station, Texas. Workshops offer specific knowledge, technical resources, and the opportunity to network with your colleagues. Learn more or register now.
A performance node collects, stores, and analyzes network performance data; this helps identify changes in network performance and assists troubleshooters in quickly resolving problems that might be misconstrued as a faulty or broken network. It also provides both a network diagnostic end-point for testing and a storage facility for the results of active measurements (i.e., latency and bandwidth). This long-term storage allows troubleshooters to check historical data gathered from the regular testing and compare it to observed performance when diagnosing a network performance problem.
The Internet2 Performance Node: Live CD offers a minimally configured way of delivering the powerful software components of a Performance Node through a simple live Linux-based installation and management CD. Users can easily create a Performance Node to provide local network diagnostics and access the international perfSONAR federation of available performance data.
Internet2, ESnet, Infinera, Juniper Networks and Level 3 Communications have formed a joint development effort to aggressively develop and test emerging 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technologies. The initiative will build on fresh-from-the-laboratory technologies to create a 100 GbE testbed on the Internet2 and ESnet networks, with an operational network capability soon thereafter.
Internet2 and Internet2 members are participating in SC08, the annual High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis conference, taking place 15-21 November in Austin, Texas. Internet2 is collaborating with the SCinet committee, in partnership with LEARN and its members in Texas, to support the networking requirements of participants and exhibitors at SC08, including connectivity to the Internet2 Dynamic Circuit Network. Internet2, together with partners and members, will demonstrate dynamic circuit networking and network performance technologies, and highlight support for network research.
Webinar: Video Applications for Healthcare and their Impact on the IP Network
11/18/08 3:00 pm ET ( UTC/GMT -5)
Moderator:Ben Fineman, Internet2
Presenter: Stefan Karapetkov, Polycom Worldwide
This is the third in a series of Internet2 webinars around technologies
relevant to the Rural Health Care Public Program (RHCPP). The webinar
will focus on the latest trends in video communication, and highlight
medical applications that leverage standard video equipment. It will
then explore the technical requirements for running these applications
over the IP network and discuss the mechanisms for delivering
high-quality audio and video over IP.
The Large Hadron Collider provides a massive facility for physicists around the world to investigate the origins of the universe. The world’s largest scientific research project is expected to produce roughly 15 petabytes of data annually for analysis. View the archived Fall Member Meeting netcast of a tour of the LHC Control Center, hosted by Ed Seidel, and watch a video explaining the importance of cyberinfrastructure to supporting LHC to learn more.