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.
The Call for Nominations for candidates to serve on the Internet2 Board of Trustees and the Internet2 Advisory Councils is now open. The Internet2 Board currently has 4 openings, and the Advisory Councils each have one opening per constituency. Internet2 is also seeking nominations for community representation on the Governance & Nominations Committee. Nominations will be accepted until November 21. The election will take place in February 2009.
The reach of the Internet2 Network has been expanded! A dedicated R&E connection to Pakistan is now available. This new connectivity will enable Pakistani scientists from 60 universities and institutes, linked via the Pakistan Education Research Network (PERN), to collaborate with their international peers across the globe. The link was put in place with support from the NSF-funded TransPAC2 project, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan, and the EC-funded TEIN2 network. Further details can be found here.
This new connection between Pakistan and the United States was “inaugurated” during the Internet2 Emerging National Research & Education Network (NREN) Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representatives from three sites in Pakistan - the HEC, the National Centre for Physics in Islamabad, and NWFP University of Engineering & Technology in Peshawar, participated remotely in the meeting. Virtual participants from Pakistan were joined by those from several other countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Palestine, and Sweden.
Thank you for attending the Fall Member Meeting. Our program featured many outstanding sessions. Your feedback is important for shaping future events. Be sure to fill out the online session evaluations available from the Session Details webpages at the conclusion of each session. Please also complete our meeting evaluation. Attendees who complete this brief survey by 31 October will be entered in raffles for a Wii console/Wii Fit package and a 32 GB iPod touch.
If you missed the Fall Member Meeting, you can now view the netcast archive. In addition to a number of excellent track sessions, the netcast features the three general sessions. Presenters included Dr. Ed Seidel speaking about CI in higher education; Scott Cowen discussing Tulane's experience through Hurricane Katrina; and Robert Browning, who demonstrated the C-SPAN Archives.
The Fall Member Meeting program features three general sessions. Presenters include Dr. Ed Seidel, Director of the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure, speaking about CI in higher education; Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University, discussing Tulane's experience through Hurricane Katrina; and Robert Browning, who will demonstrate the C-SPAN Archives. Sessions will also feature a live peek at the LHC, collaboration using DCN, and a Strategic Planning update.
Stop by the workshops table at the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15. We look forward to chatting with you about the current Internet2 workshops and learning what workshops you’d like to see offered in the future. Anyone who visits the workshops table, located with the poster sessions, and fills out the workshops survey will get their business card entered in a raffle for a special prize
The Internet2 Dynamic Circuit Networking (DCN) working group examines uses of DCN technology, provides guidance on its development, and shares best practices and expectations for Internet2 Network connectors and campuses. The WG's current focus is on the Internet2 DCN pilot service, including business models, operations, and usage policy. Join the DCN WG to help shape the future of the Internet2 DCN service.
At the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting, there will be a number of forums for discussion of the Strategic Plan implementation framework. On 14 October, the SPEC will host focus groups for community input. Additionally, executive liaisons will have the opportunity to discuss the Strategic Plan as part of the Community Leaders Forum. Finally, there will be a Strategic Plan implementation presentation at the third General Session, held on 16 October.
David Lambert is the vice president for Information Services and chief information officer at Georgetown University. He serves as vice-chair of the Internet2 External Relations Advisory Council. Under David's direction, Georgetown has taken an active role in regional technology activities such as the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), as well as national higher education technology initiatives such as Internet2.
The Strategic Planning and Execution Committee has developed a document that outlines a lightweight framework for implementing the Strategic Plan. The implementation process is consistent with the interplay between Internet2 staff and governance used throughout the strategic planning process, and incorporates efforts of numerous groups already at work in the related communities. Please review this document in advance of the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting, where there will be numerous opportunities for discussion.
September 10 marked the first-ever success in circulating a beam of subtomic particles around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. When LHC experiments begin in October 2008, terabytes of data will flow over networks such as Internet2 to thousands of researchers around the globe, including over 1700 in the United States.
Ray Ford is a professor of Computer Science and the chief information & technology officer at The University of Montana. He serves as chair of the Internet2 Applications, Middleware, and Services Advisory Council, co-chair of the Strategic Planning Execution Committee, and on the Internet2 Board of Trustees. Previously he served on Internet2’s Network Policy & Planning Advisory Council and Campus Expectations Task Force, and is the past chair of the Northern Tier Networking Consortium.
Internet2 has partnered with the 100x100 Clean Slate Project to provide dedicated nationwide network facilities that will enable researchers to re-examine the basic building blocks of the Internet. Utilizing this national testbed network designed by Rice University and Stanford University, project researchers will work to develop new networking technologies that aim to address the Internet's current challenges including scalability, security, and access.
Does your institution have a campus in China? Are you interested in learning more about the state of research & education networking in China? Then the 2008 Chinese-American Networking Symposium is the place to be!
Internet2, in partnership with CAST-USA, CERNET, CSTNet, and host site Indiana University, is pleased to announce this year’s Chinese-American Networking Symposium will be held 20-22 October 2008 in Indianapolis, IN. Networking experts from both China and the United States will gather at CANS to discuss new ideas and advancements in networking technologies. In keeping with the 2008 Olympic Games being hosted in Beijing, this year's CANS theme of One World One Network focuses on working together to promote interoperability along with seamless networking and collaboration. Click here to register for CANS 2008.
perfSONAR is an infrastructure for network performance monitoring involving an international consortium of organizations. Deployment of the perfSONAR architecture/tools is worldwide, including but not limited to ESnet, GEANT2, Internet2 and RNP.
Internet2 is pleased to be a participant in APAN 26: Sustainable Networking held in Queenstown, New Zealand 4-8 August, 2008. This event will feature a half-day workshop designed to showcase the purpose, benefits, and required resources of the perfSONAR framework when used for measuremet and monitoring across R&E networks. The global impact of performance problems and the methodology that leads to faster solutions will be demonstrated using presentations and real-life examples of monitoring on the networks of current perfSONAR participants. In keeping with the theme of the conference, the collaborative nature of perfSONAR will be highlighted, with special focus placed on the reduced time and resources required to solve cross-domain performance issues and how this advantage directly translates into environmental and operational sustainability.
George Loftus is the executive director of OSHEAN, Inc., which serves Rhode Island's institutions of higher education and members in the health care and K-12 communities. He is also the chairman and president of the Northeast Research & Education Network. George serves as vice-chair of the Internet2 Architecture & Operations Advisory Council, is a member of the Strategic Planning Execution Committee, serves on EDUCAUSE’s Network Policy Council, and was the past chair of The Quilt.
Register now for the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting is now open! The meeting will take place 13-16 October in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Sheraton New Orleans. Please plan on joining your colleagues in the advanced networking community to discuss research, collaborations, and initiatives in New Orleans this October.
At its July 8 meeting, the Internet2 Board voted to adopt the Strategic Plan. Now that the plan has been formally approved, the Internet2 Strategic Planning and Execution Committee (SPEC) looks forward to working with members, partners, staff and management to move Internet2 into the implementation stage. As a part of this process, the Advisory Councils will soon identify working teams to coordinate with Internet2 staff on developing plan tasks.
The Internet2 SPEC released a new version of the Strategic Plan, which is being submitted for discussion and adoption by the Internet2 Board at its 8 July meeting. This revised document incorporates substantial comments, insights and suggestions received during extensive consultation with Internet2 members and Board. A “town meeting” is being planned with the community to discuss the transition from strategy to execution.