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The U.S. UCAN project has announced the membership of the recently formed Task Force on Community Anchor Network Economic Models. Including representatives from community anchor institution sectors as well as regional and state research and education networks, the Task Force is responsible for developing sustainable economic and business models to connect public libraries, schools, community colleges, public safety, healthcare and other community anchor institutions with advanced broadband capabilities.
Anchor innovator, Tom Rolfes, Education Information Technology Manager at Network Nebraska, is a tireless advocate for facilitating high-bandwidth networking at community anchor institutions in Nebraska. He works on statewide technology funding, technology policy and infrastructure development for K-12 and higher education, public and private, encouraging K-12 and higher education to work together to develop shared technology services and to make sure that communities' networking needs are met. What is he passionate about? Encouraging additional community anchor institutions such as public libraries, museums and science centers to join Network Nebraska, collaborate and share their digital and real-time content with K-20 education. The biggest challenge? Getting Network Nebraska participants to "think big" with respect to future applications and uses of the statewide network.
Anchor innovator, Kemi Jona, is excited about the promise of Northwestern University's Office of STEM Education Partnerships remote online labs cyberlearning tool, ilabcentral.org. Remote labs allow students to use real experimental equipment located around the world via their web browser. Students who use ilabcentral from home do more trials and have better experimental design than students who use it in class. That's what studies of 1000 students around the country have shown so far, along with some really impressive learning gains. This project shows the power of technology to really transform how, where, and when learning happens. But more online labs need to be built. That's the biggest challenge now.
Registration for the Spring Member Meeting is open! As you begin to make your travel arrangements, we want to make sure you are aware of some significant changes to the traditional meeting schedule. Among the changes, Governance meetings will be moved from Monday to Wednesday, track sessions will be held Monday through Wednesday, and the Welcome Reception will move from Monday to Tuesday night. Full details concerning these changes are available at the meeting website.
The call for nominations for the 2011 Richard Rose Award is now open. The annual award recognizes outstanding individual efforts aimed at extending the benefits of advanced networking to the broadest education community. The award will be presented at the Internet2 Spring 2011 Member Meeting in April. Nominations will be accepted until March 15, 2011. For nomination details and more information, please visit internet2.edu/rose.
Want solutions for better provisioning, access management and other identity-related problems? Interested in working with identity leaders to help design the next-generation architecture? Register now for the Advance CAMP: Identity Services Summit III, May 25-27, 2011, in Westminster, Colorado. Come early and attend Jasig's Spotlight on Open Source conference, held just prior to Advance CAMP at the same location. Advance CAMP is sponsored by the InCommon Federation in cooperation with Internet2, Jasig and the Kuali Foundation.
Mark Johnson has been appointed as Interim Executive Director of the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) project. Johnson brings to the role over 25 years of leadership experience in the management, engineering and operations of Internet technologies. Mark is on short-term assignment from North Carolina's research and education network, MCNC, and will be responsible for strategic business planning as well as community building and engagement for U.S. UCAN.
The New World Symphony’s new campus is at the intersection of music, architecture, education, technology, and new media. On Wednesday, January 26, the new campus will be the focus of a panel discussion on the planning and architecture of arts facilities. Preceding the panel discussion will be an in-depth interview with Frank Gehry about his designs and philosophy on designing such spaces.The Internet2 community is invited to view the netcast of this exciting event.
The Internet2 Governance & Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Nominations for the 2011 Advisory Councils election is now open. All nominations must be received by COB Pacific time on Monday, 7 February 2011. To obtain additional information and to access the link to the nominations form, please visit www.internet2.edu/elections
The Call for Participation for the Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting, April 18-20 in Arlington, Virginia, is open! This call invites submissions for Track Session Proposals, Side Meetings, Posters and Sponsors. Deadlines are fast approaching, so submit your proposal soon!
Internet2 CEO Dave Lambert is featured this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Tech Therapy podcast, a series which explores the latest developments in technology and their impact on higher education. The interview and discussion centers on Lambert's vision for the future of Internet2 and U.S. UCAN, as well as the leadership role the higher education community has played, and continues to play, as pioneers in networking.
We at Internet2 would like to extend our warm wishes to you and yours for a joyful holiday season. Though 2010 held its share of challenges, the work we’ve produced together is already making a difference, and setting the stage for some exciting opportunities to unfold over the coming months and years. We look forward to all that our shared journey will bring in 2011!
Internet2 is donating bandwidth on the Internet2 Network to support GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) subcontractors and the GENI Project Office. Sponsored by the NSF, GENI is a virtual laboratory for exploring future internets at scale, now rapidly taking shape in prototype form across the US. Internet2’s connections will support the emerging meso-scale prototype with direct connections at ten backbone locations. Building on Internet2’s previous network investment in the GENI community, this agreement will provide donated network resources through July 2012.
At the Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting, participants heard Internet2 CEO, H. David Lambert, describe how the forces and opportunities facing today's research and education community are aligning Internet2's vision and mapping its path forward. As members struggle to respond to the impact of globalization and other significant challenges, Lambert explores how we can together unleash the considerable forces of our research and education networking ecosystem to make a difference. Presentation slides and netcast archive now available.
A groundbreaking collaboration between Internet2 and 15 other research and industry partners is enabling the first-ever multi-network, multi-vendor 100GigE wide area network circuit between the StarLight Communications Exchange in Chicago and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, site of the SC10 conference. The demonstration represents a one-of-a-kind collaboration between three optical vendors—Ciena, Cisco and Infinera—and provides one of the most comprehensive 100GigE transport interoperability tests to date. If you're at SC10, stop in at booth #3539.
The Internet2 Security area will be holding several sessions at the upcoming Internet2 Spring Member Meeting, including a Disaster Recovery and Planning BoF. Also featured will be a Security Incident Response for Federated Identity session, as well as a DNSSEC panel discussion featuring panelists with significant experience in overcoming deployment hurdles, along with a representative from EDUCAUSE who will be discussing ramifications of the upcoming signing of the .edu TLD.
The InCommon Cert Service, EduRoam, InCommon Silver, identity proofing of remote students—those are just a few of the InCommon-related sessions at the 2010 Internet2 Fall Member Meeting. For the first time, InCommon will host two forums - one for technical issues and one for policy issues. Three InCommon sessions will available to remote participants via Netcast.
Get ready for some exciting Middleware and Focus on Federation sessions at Internet2 Fall Member Meeting, on topics ranging from The Bleeding Edge of Identity Management to Frontiers of Federation. In addition to the track sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the working group sessions on Monday will give attendees a chance to provide input and/or get involved in several ongoing projects.
The perfSONAR-PS project is pleased to announce the availability of version 3.2 of the pS Performance Toolkit. New features include adoption of the CentOS Linux platform; improved admin GUIs to guide the user through setup and maintenance of the host; updated versions of perfSONAR-PS monitoring software; updated versions of performance software including OWAMP, BWCTL, NDT, NPAD, Cacti, and Iperf; stability and bugfix based improvements; ability to install directly to the hard disk. See the release notes for more information.
At the Fall 2010 Member Meeting (November 1-4) in Atlanta, there are several performance-related sessions of interest: DYNES BoF, HENP SIG, and Network Tools Tutorial on Monday and the R&D Update on Tuesday morning will be of wide interest. Stop by the GLIF Task Force meeting (Monday afternoon) and the CI-related sessions (Tuesday lunch and Wednesday afternoon). All Performance Sessions.