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.
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.
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.