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.
Save the date for CANS 2012 in Seattle, Washington, USA, October 8-10, 2012! Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us for the 2012 Chinese American Networking Symposium in Seattle, Washington, USA, October 8-10, 2012. The CANS sponsoring organizations include Internet2, CAST-USA (Chinese Association for Science and Technology), CERNET (China Education and Research Network) and CSTNET (China Science and Technology Network).
We at Internet2 would like to thank you for your involvement and support throughout 2011, and we look forward to working together in 2012. Please note that Internet2's offices will be closed from December 24 through January 2, and will reopen on January 3. We wish you very happy holidays and all the best for the new year!
U.S. UCAN issued a call for participation in December, 2011, for the pilot phase of a new affiliate program where participating states will designate affiliate organizations who act as primary contact points for local community anchor institutions (CAIs). Approximately five affiliates will be selected for the pilot phase, and will work with U.S. UCAN to define and provide the kinds of support, guidance, direction, and services to be offered to CAIs.
During the Fall Member Meeting, violinist Marjorie Bagley, University of North Carolina - Greensboro School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and cellist Cheng-Hou Lee, Northern Illinois University School of Music, demonstrated "LOLA" during a track session.The LOLA technology, developed by Conservatorio G. Tartini in Trieste Italy, and the Italian Research and Education Network GARR, is a low latency, audio and videoconferencing technology that enables real-time, simultaneous, live musical performances across long distances over advanced research and education networks. The North Carolina Research and Education Network and the Illinois Century Network supported the demonstration. (Photo credit: Matthew S. Libera)
Universities are making major investments in facilities-based optical networking, driven by the need to support high-end research activities. On Tuesday, January 23, Clemson CIO, Jim Bottum, moderated a discussion on the current landscape from the perspective of researchers, federal R&D leads, and campus/lab CIOs. The community will develop a white paper on consensus recommendations with particular reference to input from CIOs and federal funding agencies. Speakers include keynote speaker Bill St. Arnaud (Green IT), followed by talks on well-architected networks for major science projects (including Don Middleton of NCAR for climatology and Matthew Trunnell of MIT/Harvard's Broad Institute for genomics), a panel on bootstrapping institutional capabilities (including Gwen Jacobs of Hawaii, Ruth Marinshaw of UNC, and Adam Stone from LBL), and success stories (including Brent Draney of NERSC and Eli Dart of ESnet on the national laboratory side, and Joe Breen of Utah, Ron Hutchins of GA Tech, and Tad Reynales of UCSD's Calit2).
The OpenFlow tutorial on Sunday, January 22 will provide hands-on experience of building an OpenFlow network that has been 'virtualized' such that multiple independent tenants can control slices of the network. Space is limited; the registration fee is waived as part of your Joint Techs registration, but open only to the first 20 participants. ACT NOW!
Multifactor authentication has become a hot topic in higher education, as institutions deploy applications that need higher levels of assurance. Join IAM Online on December 6, 2011 (3 p.m. ET), for a discussion of business drivers, technology options, potential barriers, and current implementations. We'll feature speakers from Duke University , the University of Texas, and the U.S. Federal Student Aid program.
Software defined networking (SDN) has the potential to provide the same level of customization for networks that apps have brought to cell phones. Attend our upcoming NDDI/OS3E webinar to learn about exciting new SDN solutions for astronomers, climatologists, physicists, medical researchers—anyone whose work depends on the exacting exchange of massive data files. A new suite of services from Internet2's Open Science, Scholarship and Services Exchange (OS3E), will be showcased. Also included in the webinar will be an overview of the underlying technology, a demonstration of the OS3E service and its interoperability with networks around the globe, the service delivery model for NDDI and OS3E, connecting to OS3E, and how OS3E connects with other existing network infrastructures. Register now to learn about these groundbreaking services!
This year’s Internet2 booth at SC was designed for collaboration and real-time problem solving. We’ve created a stage for community leaders to share ideas—and a space for lively discussions among community members and senior Internet2 staff. To help bring our opportunities and challenges together, Internet2 is issuing a Community Solutions Challenge for SC attendees. Submit your biggest research and network problems. You may just advance the state of networking—and win a gift card for an iPad 2 besides! For challenge details, see the Community Solutions Challenge page. on our "Internet2 @ SC11" site. And good luck!
This year, Internet2 features guest speakers from our community at SC11, discussing topics relevant to the advanced networking research community. Speakers hail from Caltech, NOAA, Dante, Brookhaven National Lab, the University of Michigan and Fermilab. The action is at SC11 booth #1327. Don't miss it.
Internet2, in collaboration with consortium members, will highlight 100Gbps networking capabilities and applications already developed atop the world’s fastest network to support large-scale science initiatives in four separate demonstrations at SC11—the annual supercomputing conference held Nov. 12–18 in Seattle. The demonstrations will take place at Internet2’s booth #1327 throughout SC11. "Innovation happens when there is a big playground for creative people. 10G networks are just not a very big playground anymore for data-intensive science," said Dave Lambert, Internet2 CEO and President. "100G links on an 8.8 terabit backbone is the size of playground innovators need to create a wider breadth and depth of innovation. 100G is the first piece of the new dimension of innovation, the next pieces are the applications, engineering, and operations of that network to enable collaboration and speed of innovation."
The Online Trust Alliance has presented InCommon with its 2011 Online Trust Leadership Award in the Excellence in Higher Education category. The award recognizes InCommon for its leadership and commitment to best practices, services and technologies that enhance online trust. Steve Wolff was on hand to accept the award on behalf of InCommon and Internet2. The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a non-profit organization that represents the broad internet ecosystem supporting user choice and control, protection of critical infrastructure, privacy and data governance, and promoting best practices.
Internet2 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) plan to showcase their new 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) capabilities at the SC11 conference being held from November 12-18, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.
Internet2 presented and participated in several sessions at the 2011 EDUCAUSE Conference in Philadelphia, October 18–21. Sessions included the CIO Forum, Internet2 Strategic Direction Update and new cloud services, and several sessions highlighting InCommon services and identity management.
Congratulations to the 2011 Internet2 IDEA Award winners: Scott Deal from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Matthew Burtner from the University of Virginia for Auksalaq, a Telematic Opera; ESnet for On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS); and student research winners Baris Aksanli from the University of California San Diego, for Monitoring and Visualization of Energy consumed by Networks (MAVEN); and Kyung- Hwa Kim, from Columbia University, for DYSWIS.
Internet2 is pleased to announce individual partnerships with HP, SHI International and Box to deliver new Internet2 NET+ Services, including cloud computing and infrastructure services, to Internet2 members’ faculty, staff and students nationwide. Internet2 NET+ Services provide “above the network” services that will create a platform tailored to the needs of the Internet2 community, and will leverage Internet2’s 100G network and InCommon identity management services.
The International Symposium on Synchronous Distance Learning, October 5-6, is a virtual conference bringing together Manhattan School of Music (New York), Peabody Institute (Baltimore), Royal College of Music (London), and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore)--and numerous partner sites via Internet2. The purpose of this symposium is to identify and develop strategies to establish synchronous distance learning as a viable means of teaching music to anyone in the world.Thomas Hampson, renowned baritone and educator will present the keynote address.
Find out about Leveraging Certificates for Improved Security, Facilitating the Attribute Economy, and many other important topics during the exciting line-up of Middleware and Federations sessions at Internet2 Fall Member Meeting. We look forward to your participation.
The generous support of Internet2 industry members ensures that Member Meetings remain vital, valuable opportunities for connection, collaboration and growth for the Internet2 community. A hearty thank you to our Fall 2011 Member Meeting and Community Day 2011 Silver Sponsors, Ciena, Cisco, HP and Level3; Bronze Sponsors, ADVA, CenturyLink Business, NEC and VMware; and Supporters Acentia, CommScope, Fujitsu, Infinera, Juniper Networks, Kimley-Horn, Mediasite, and Time Warner Cable Business Class. Visit our sponsors, find out some of the many things they're doing to advance research and education networking—and don't forget to thank them for their continual support!