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1 Copyright Dikran Kassabian and Gregory Palmer, This work is the intellectual property of the authors. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

2 Evolution of the Internet2 GigaPoP from connectivity provider to project participant Kassabian & Palmer, The MAGPI GigaPoP

3 What is Internet2 ? High performance network intended for research into new generation protocols and applications “Born” in 1996, 34 original participants Design called for “gigaPoPs” to connect participating institutions to a core network

4 What is a GigaPoP ? Originally envisioned as regional aggregation point for members Provides the connection to the vBNS or Abilene network “core nodes” Expected that gigaPoPs would connect the 150 or so member institutions Today 50 gigaPoPs connect more than 200 institutions to the two high performance national networks.

5 The GigaPoP as Transport Provider Establishing high performance connectivity to vBNS, Abilene Reviewing high performance options ATM PoSGbE DS3OC3 Layer 2 Layer 3 OC12

6 The GigaPoP as Transport Provider Establishing high performance connectivity to vBNS, Abilene Reviewing high performance options Designing a service provider network 24 hour operations Full NOC for the GigaPoP Separate NOC support lines Escalation procedures Equipment & Path Redundancy

7 The GigaPoP as Transport Provider Establishing high performance connectivity to vBNS, Abilene Reviewing high performance options Designing a service provider network Selecting equipment and local loop providers

8 The GigaPoP as Transport Provider Establishing high performance connectivity to vBNS, Abilene Reviewing high performance options Designing a service provider network Selecting equipment and local loop providers Committing to participation in the NLANR and vBNS Techs communities

9 The GigaPoP as Transport Provider Operating a connecting point for research universities and labs Establishing a gigaPoP NOC to handle requests & reports from outside the home institution Routing coordination with connecting participants Routing coordination with the vBNS and/or Abilene NOC Enforcing AUPs in technology Implementing anti-spoofing measures

10 The GigaPoP as a resource for the campus research group Consulting for grant proposals Providing bandwidth and topology information Helping to manage expectations Assisting with end-to-end performance problem troubleshooting Deploying and maintaining measurement nodes such as Surveyor and Coral ( OCxMON ) points. Consulting for researchers and campus staff to identify impediments to high performance

11 GigaPoP evolution - applications and projects

12 GigaPoP as an Application Sharing Point:Information Simplifying Communications Issues What regional initiatives are in progress? What opportunities exist for collaboration? “Single Bioinformatics lab looking for a long term relationship with like-minded computational analyst desiring to grow proteomics database. Enjoy good wine and quiet evenings reviewing protein functions.”

13 GigaPoP as an Application Sharing Point:Information A national research clearinghouse already exists: There appears to be a strong need to provide this same type of service on a local level

14 GigaPoP as an Application Sharing Point: Resources Effective Utilization of Scarce Resources Remote Instrumentation Control Curriculum Faculty Wanted: Cyclotron in Good Working Order, with High Performance Network Access Have Funding !

15 GigaPoP as an Application Sharing Point: Funding Most Funding Agencies Prefer Collaborative Research Greater Distribution of Dollars Better Use of Sponsored Infrastructure “Two Heads are Better Than One!” GigaPoP Sponsored Websites that Heighten Awareness of Funding Opportunities

16 GigaPoPs as Service Providers/Enablers Helping to Make Things Happen Network Design and Consulting Shared Academic Resources  Video Libraries  Satellite Links Primary or Secondary Internet Access  One Local Loop, multiple functions National & International links through Internet2

17 GigaPoPs as the Bridge Between K-12 & Higher Ed Project Example: Virtual Panel Discussion Coping With Stress and Education 4 Panelists, experts in their fields An audience of teachers, psychologists, and administrators Interactive, H.323 Videoconferencing Digitally Captured, Streaming, DVD formats for review and distribution

18 CCIU/MAGPI Virtual Panel Discussion No Longer a “Once in a Lifetime Opportunity”

19 GigaPoPs as the Bridge Between K-12 & Higher Ed Higher Education Wants: Student Awareness of Their Institution A Market for Academic Content Field Research for Education K-12 Districts Want: Best Possible Education Improved State/National Test Scores Continuing Education for Teachers, Staff Technology Infusion

20 GigaPoPs as International Collaboration Facilitators Example – The French Project Multi-disciplinary Foreign Language International Business Business Culture Technology Precedents for Future Collaborations

21 MAGPI/Wharton Lauder Institute

22 GigaPoPs as Community Resources Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning Workforce Development In Partnership with PBS stations In the Workplace Shared Infrastructure Schools Local, State Governments Libraries

23 Future GigaPoP Activities Institutionalizing the GigaPoP Application Hosting Bandwidth Aggregators Middleware Coordination Testbed for Pilot Projects A non-profit Resource Center for Research, Education, and the Community

24 GigaPoPs: Moving From A Simple Transport Provider to A Regional Resource Center Technology Solutions for Campus Research Regional Information Clearinghouse Service Provider Bridge Between Higher Ed & K-12 Technology Facilitator Technology Resource for the Community

25 Thank You ! Dikran Kassabian Greg Palmer


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