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.
David E. Jent is the associate vice president, networks at Indiana University. He manages the Global Research Network Operations Center Engineering team and is the managing director of operations for the Indiana GigaPop. As chair of the Internet2 Architecture & Operations Advisory Council, Dave serves on the Internet2 Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
The Internet2 Emerging Research & Education Network Special Interest Group (NREN SIG) is pleased to announce the formation of a new regional interest group focusing on the Middle East, and to welcome Johnathon Chapman, CIO at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, as its Chair. The regional interest group met for the first time during Internet2's Spring 2008 Member Meeting, and has begun to exchange information via the Middle East Interest mailing list.To learn about advanced networking activities and challenges in the Middle East and to contribute ideas, please visit the regional wiki at https://wiki.internet2.edu:443/confluence/x/8Q
Internet2 is collaborating with ProCurve Networking by HP, an Internet2 Corporate Partner, to upgrade the Internet2 Observatory in conjunction with the deployment of the Internet2 Network. The Internet2 Observatory provides real-time data on the performance and network status information researchers a view of a nationwide high-performance, operational network not possible in a laboratory environment or on the commercial Internet. The upgraded Observatory, one of the ways Internet2 works to support network researchers, is being deployed on the Internet2 Network's hybrid optical and packet infrastructure. The new Observatory will allow researchers to study data covering not only the IP network, but also the Dedicated Circuit Services, which provides dynamically provisioned optical waves.
Internet2 Support for Network Research - Martin Swany, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware [view video]
Our Approach: Today, building high performance networks can not be about providing capacity alone. Internet2 believes that progress in advanced networking requires a systems approach which integrates each layer of the network model to create a cohesive, scalable, and secure system from the ground up. The systems approach is critical to our community's ability to conduct science, to engage in research, to educate, and to bring diverse communities together in rich new ways.
The Call for Participation for track sessions, side meetings, poster sessions, and demonstrations at the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting hosted by Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) is now open. The submission deadline is extended to 18 July. Also, Internet2 is calling for volunteers to work for Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, 11 October.
InCommon, the first nationwide U.S. identity management federation for higher education, is the preferred verification method for U.S. students to access software in Microsoft's DreamSpark program. Announced by Bill Gates at a special event held at Stanford University in February, DreamSpark provides professional development and design tools free of charge to students in ten countries around the world.
Peter M. Siegel is chief information officer and vice provost for information and educational technology at the University of California, Davis. As chair of the Internet2 Research Advisory Council, Pete serves on the Internet2 Board of Trustees, and is a member of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee.
Just released by the Internet2 community, Shibboleth 2.0 greatly enhances the interoperability and security of the most widely-deployed federated authentication platform. Shibboleth 2.0 also includes improvements that ease installation, management, and operation processes. These features will help catalyze the worldwide growth of education and research federations such as InCommon.
Try the Internet2 Commons video conferencing for free during May 2008. The community-supported Commons offers Internet2-connected video conferencing and related services to any educational or non-profit organization. In addition to video conferencing, the Commons provides high-performance and cost-effective IP-based video streaming and archiving services that enable and enhance collaboration.
The Internet2 Strategic Planning Steering Committee has released a draft strategic plan to help reinvent the Internet2 consortium for state-of-the-art network infrastructure, and advanced middleware and services. Help shape the future of networking for the U.S. research and education community by providing input and feedback online.
More than 600 leaders in advanced networking gathered at the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. An important focus of the meeting was providing input to the strategic planning process now underway. Archives of presentations and netcast for number of sessions from the meeting are now available.
The 2008 winners of the Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Awards program have created and deployed advanced network applications that enable transformational progress in research, teaching and learning. In partnership with Level 3 Communications, Internet2 introduced this year the Wave of the Future focused on applications that specifically require or make use of dedicated optical circuit technology.
More than 600 leaders in advanced networking are gathered at the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting underway this week in Arlington, Virginia. An important focus of the meeting will be providing input to the strategic planning process now underway. A number of sessions will be netcast.
The Internet2 Presence and Integrated Communications Working Group is organizing a live, interactive demo during the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting. Meeting attendees will be able to communicate with each other and remote participants in ad-hoc chats with other meeting participants, as well as in chat rooms specifically configured around key conference sessions. Visit the demo web page for additional details.
The Internet2 Strategic Planning Steering Committee has released a draft strategic plan to help reinvent the Internet2 consortium for state-of-the-art network infrastructure, and advanced middleware and services. Help shape the future of networking for the U.S. research and education community by providing input and feedback online, or in person at the Spring 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting
Learning from the present nature of Internet threats will help us secure against Internet2 threats. Whether DDoS attacks, malicious code, or unauthorized access, incidents impacting computer security policies are a reality increasing in frequency and risk.
IT and security professionals need a highly effective counterattack plan to defuse potential damage to the organization, and network forensics is fast becoming the critical link in incident response. With network forensics IT can preserve critical and contextual data surrounding a particular activity to more quickly and accurately address violations of security and use policies.
Attendees will learn how to avoid common incident response errors by leveraging network forensics best practices, policies and procedures. The discussion takes into account
- Restoral versus forensics approaches to botnet incident response
- Security, business and compliance trends
- Current best practices to support botnet incident response initiatives
Title: "Botnet Incident Response"
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Time: 1:00PM -2:00PM EDT / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT (GMT -04:00, New York )
Speaker: Dr. Michael J Staggs, Chief Investigator, FireEye
Moderator: Dr. Joe St Sauver, Manager, Security Programs, Internet2
Required: Windows(R) 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Required: Mac OS(R) X 10.3.9 (Panther(R)) or newer
Register now by clicking the link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/993212238
Results of the Internet2 2008 Board of Trustees elections are now final. Representing leaders from academia, research and industry, Internet2's Board provides strategic guidance, directs the setting of priorities, and ensures Internet2 continues to meet the needs of the research and education community which it serves. New members will take office at the Board meeting on May 6, 2008.
The University of Hawaii, in partnership with Internet2 and TransPAC2, hosted the 25th Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) meeting 20-25 January, 2008 in conjunction with the ESnet and Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop.The event was part of the third Techs in Paradise (TIP) event co-sponsored internationally to bring together the Asia-Pacific and North American communities for a week of meetings, workshops, and in-person collaboration. In addition to the APAN Meeting and the Joint Techs/ESCC Workshop, TIP2008 included meetings of the Internet Educational Equal Access Foundation (IEEAF), the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF), TransPAC2 and the Hawaii Intranet Consortium, as well as a Network Performance Workshop and a Dynamic Circuit Network Workshop.
Project updates and trends in advanced networking were highlighted throughout the week. APAN topics of interest included talks about TEIN2, CNGI and CERNET2, Everest Imja Lake Project, and AKARI. To view a specific presentation please visit the Jt. Techs/APAN Program. The 26th APAN Meeting will be held 4-8 August, 2008 in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Webinar: The Shift to Ethernet throughout the Wide Area Network Architecture
11 March 2008
1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York )
A shift is underway in Wide Area Networks. For years, SONET/SDH networks brought reliability and manageability to wide area networks. As bandwidth continues to increase and to shift to IP and other data protocols, the inflexibility and inefficiency of SONET topologies has become operationally and economically constraining. In this webinar, Jeff Wabik of Ciena, an Internet2 Corporate Partner, will define the traditional Ethernet functions, identify and position supporting technologies and necessary standards developments, weigh the pros and cons of several emerging technologies to make Ethernet more connection-oriented, and introduce new service architectures and best practices for consideration when implementing Ethernet wide area networks. See the webinar webpage for more information.
Bill Decker, Facilitator, Internet2 Strategic Planning
Bill Decker, as CIO at The University of Iowa, was among the first 34 institutional representatives to commit to the creation of Internet2, Bill says, "My different career experiences have given me a variety of perspectives regarding the important roles that Internet2 plays in enabling research, education, and societal change. I am privileged to have this opportunity to work with old friends and new in a thoughtful examination of Internet2's future. In agreeing to take on this work, I insisted that Internet2's members write the plan. My role is to act as an informed but neutral facilitator to keep the process moving forward and to help insure that all input is in play."