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 email@example.com and include a brief description, appropriate links and images and contact information. Thanks for helping us spread the word.
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!
The Internet2 Middleware Initiative is pleased to announce the release of Grouper version 2.0. This release features significant enhancements for groups management and role-based access control. Learn more about the new Grouper release. Please join us on Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011, for a webinar highlighting the new Grouper release, titled "Get Schooled on the New Grouper 2.0." All are welcome.
The U.S. UCAN Task Force on Community Anchor Network Economic Models, charged with developing sustainable business models for connecting community anchor institutions to affordable broadband services, has released its final report. The report offers recommendations and proposes several alternative models to help state, regional and national research and education networks address the challenges of providing advanced research and education applications to community anchor institutions across the nation.
Berkeley Lab and Internet2 have announced plans to build one of the world’s fastest and most advanced scientific networks. The new network will be built for the DOE by Berkeley Lab’s ESnet for its Advanced Networking Initiative, a $62M American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. ESnet and Internet2 will work together to construct and operate the new 100 Gbps ANI prototype network using one of the first national-scale deployments of 100 Gigabit Ethernet technology. The ANI prototype network will significantly increase the information-carrying capacity of ESnet’s present network, which uses 10 Gbps technology.
The National Science Foundation's Science360 iPad app was named Best Free iPad App of the Week by iPad Insight. App content is "a mixture of NSF-produced items and material gathered from scientists, universities, and NSF science and engineering centers," including high-resolution images and streaming video from NSF-funded institutions and breaking news on the latest scientific discoveries.
The community is invited to participate in a survey about the Grouper Groups Management Toolkit. The survey is intended to help inform the Grouper team of the requirements of both current and potential users. Your ideas are valued and your participation is appreciated, whether or not you are currently a Grouper user. The Grouper survey will be open through July 11. Thanks in advance to all participants.
Community anchor institution innovator, Michael Richardson, serves students and teachers in and around Houghton, a rural, remote area of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, helping them collaborate more effectively. Michael stretches local education budgets a lot further by providing centralized technology support services, including network and Internet connectivity, security, compliance, reporting and many others. Bandwidth is a constant issue for Michael's users. He welcomes each incremental improvement, hoping to enable new technologies—both their creation and consumption—as new capabilities become a reality. Michael is a Director at Regional Educational Media Center #1, and is connected to the Internet2 Network by Michigan's Merit Network.
The Internet2 K20 Initiative, inCommon, and EDUCAUSE recently partnered with the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) to publish "Single Sign-On, Multiple Benefits: A Primer on K-12 Federated Identity Management". >The intent of the primer is to raise awareness and stimulate the adoption of federated IAM technology beyond higher education and into K–12 schools. The primer is freely available online for download and sharing.
You are invited to register for a free informational webinar about the InCommon Certificate Service, June 29 at 3pm EDT. Jack Suess, CIO at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, together with other InCommon Certificate Service subscribers from the community will lead this live webinar, which will include specifics about the service and its cost-saving potential.
Summer 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs is just around the corner! The agenda features four extended tutorials, talks and side sessions on a variety of topics, hands-on workshops, and several co-located meetings. Hosted by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks from July 10-14, this meeting brings together network engineers from around the world to discuss issues facing their campuses and networks. Registration is open to all.
June 8, 2011 is World IPv6 Day as established by the Internet Society. If your organization is holding events to coincide with World IPv6 Day, and you would like to inform your fellow Internet2 members, please submit a short description of your event(s) to Ryan Bass for inclusion into a special World IPv6 Day Member Update.