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16
Feb
2021

NAOPpag 2021 Strategic Discussion Topics

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks The Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group (NAOPpag) provides strategic advice to the leadership of Network Services on all aspects of designing, operating, sustaining, and coordinating advanced network services that support the requirements and aspirations of the…

25
Jan
2021

Next Generation Infrastructure Packet Implementation Continues: Late January Update

By Scott Taylor, Internet2 Packet Platform Implementation Director The third week of the packet implementation for the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program is complete. Cisco series 8000 routers are being installed in 48 locations around the country. These installs also include new equipment for our 100G performance assurance nodes,…

11
Jan
2021

Next Generation Infrastructure Packet Implementation Underway!

By Scott Taylor, Internet2 Packet Platform Implementation Director January 2021 brought the start of the new year and the beginning of the packet implementation for the Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program. This implementation will bring 100G and 400G capabilities to 48 locations throughout the country, using new Cisco…

15
Dec
2020

December 2020 NGI Update: Optical and Packet Migration Progress

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Director of Network Planning and Architecture, and Scott Taylor, Packet Platform Implementation Director Internet2 Optical Update: As 2020 comes to an end, the NGI optical upgrade is completing its flex grid line system from the east to the west coasts through the Great Plains. When…

23
Nov
2020

Can We Use All the Bandwidth? IceCube Project Update

By John Hicks, Internet2 Research Network Engineer, and Matt Zekauskas, Internet2 Senior Engineer Last year, it was “can we use all the GPUs?” This year it’s “can we use all the bandwidth?” Really, it’s about obtaining sufficient data movement to support a computational workflow – can one cost-effectively do large-scale…

17
Nov
2020

NGI Technical Videos Available

By Linda Roos, Internet2 Senior Director, State and Regional Networks Did you miss the Oct. 7, 2020, Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) technical deep-dive? Do you wish you could rewatch that segment on the Backbone Topology? Or would you like to suggest that a colleague watch the Greener Impact…

27
Oct
2020

Internet2 Monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta

By Chris Wilkinson, Internet2 Director of Network Planning and Architecture Last Updated October 27, 2020 at 8:25 AM EDT Internet2 is closely monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Zeta, where a hurricane warning has been issued for eastern Louisiana and into Mississippi, and a tropical storm warning has been issued…

07
Oct
2020

Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

Cisco’s Internet for the Future routers and software will deliver key services for the Internet2 nationwide research and education network Washington, D.C., October 7, 2020 – Internet2 today announced a strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions across the U.S. research and education (R&E) infrastructure that enables…