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1 University of Illinois at Chicago Annual Update Thomas A. DeFanti Principal Investigator, STAR TAP Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory

2 University of Illinois at Chicago STAR TAP: Global Interconnectivity STAR TAP is made possible by major funding from NSF, award ANI , to UIC.

3 University of Illinois at Chicago Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative is a US Government R&D funding program for high- performance networks and applications STAR TAP is the international component of US government agency research networks: –DREN DOD Research & Education Network –ESnet DOE Energy Science research network –NREN NASA Research & Education Network –NISN NASA Information Science Network –vBNS NSF very-high-speed Backbone Network Service Who is Connected to STAR TAP?

4 University of Illinois at Chicago Internet2 is a consortium of over 180 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies Abilene, an Internet2 backbone network, interconnects at STAR TAP (as well as other peering locations) with several National Research & Education Networks with whom Internet2 collaborates. Who is Connected to STAR TAP?

5 University of Illinois at Chicago STAR TAP: Science Technology And Research Transit Access Point Japan Korea (2) Taiwan Singapore (2) Australia (2) China Norway Iceland Sweden Finland Denmark Russia France Netherlands CERN Israel Ireland Belgium Europe/DANTE United Kingdom Canada Chile, Brazil ANSP, Brazil RNP, Mexico US: Abilene, DREN, ESnet, NISN, NREN, vBNS/vBNS+ (Abilene ITN) (CA*net3 ITN)

6 University of Illinois at Chicago What is STAR TAP? Infrastructure Engineering support Engineering advanced services –QoS testbeds Marketing –Documentation –Conference participation –Host annual meetings –Education and outreach Team building –Liaison to network consortia –Application communities Connection Point Racks at AADS NAP front/back views Managed by UIC in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory, Northwestern (MREN/iCAIR) and Indiana University; operated by Ameritech Advanced Data Services

7 University of Illinois at Chicago STAR TAP Engineering Support STAR TAP Engineers Global NOC noc.startap.net

8 University of Illinois at Chicago STAR TAP Engineering Advanced Services IPv4 Router IPv6 Router (6TAP with ESnet) Multicast Globus Middleware/Grid Services Package (with Argonne/ISI) Network Measurement (NLANR AMP) Web Caching (NLANR) QoS testbeds Application-level network performance metrics Distributed STAR TAP (Teleglobe, C&W) Abilene/CA*net3 International Transit Networks DWDM (optical switching with CA*net4 and SURFnet)

9 University of Illinois at Chicago STAR TAP Documentation Internet Dissemination General information Engineering information Application information Publications

10 University of Illinois at Chicago Team Building: iGrid 2000 at INET 2000 July 18-21, 2000, Yokohama, Japan 14 regions: Canada, CERN, Germany, Greece, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK, USA 24 demonstrations featuring technical innovations in tele-immersion, large datasets, distributed computing, remote instrumentation, collaboration, streaming media, human/computer interfaces, digital video and high-definition television, and grid architecture development, and application advancements in science, engineering, cultural heritage, distance education, media communications, and art and architecture

11 University of Illinois at Chicago STAR TAP Activities Annual Advisory Committee Meetings STAR TAP International Advisory Committee Meeting INET 2000, Yokohama, July 2000

12 University of Illinois at Chicago For more information

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