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1 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA SURA & Internet2: Abouts & In Support Ofs Mary Fran Yafchak IT Program Coordinator, SURA Co-Chair, I2 Digital Video Initiative Also speaking on behalf of: Ted Hanss, Application Director, Internet2

2 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA A Little About SURA A consortium of 53 research universities from 16 southern states & the District of Columbia Founded in 1980 to build and run Jefferson Lab, a DOE facility, Later built SURANet to connect member institutions to NSFNet Initial and continued sponsorship of ViDe For more info:

3 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA SURA Mission Foster excellence in scientific research Strengthen the scientific and technical capabilities of the nation and the Southeast Provide outstanding training opportunities for the next generation of scientists and engineers

4 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA The SURA Approach Currently supporting collaborative work in: High Impact Programs [local/regional/national impact] Stakeholder Commitment [committed, connected leaders] Strategic Initiatives [defined/articulated program] Nuclear Physics Regional infrastructure Coastal Studies Collaborative technologies Application workshops Internet2 (42 of 53 SURA members)

5 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA A Little About Internet2 Internet2, led by over 180 U.S. universities working in partnership with industry and government, is developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet.

6 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA Internet2 Goals Create a leading edge network capability for the national research community Enable revolutionary Internet applications Ensure the rapid transfer of new network services and applications to the broader Internet community.

7 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA Not A Typical Customer The Internet2/R&E community: –Has infinite IP bandwidth –Operates as a multi-platform, multi-user, transitional user environment –Gave birth to the public Internet and is intent on advancing global IP communication –Has the capability and the need to push technology design and development

8 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA Why Multimedia over IP? Richness of form = Rich representation of ideas –Text/image/graphics/audio/video/animation/simulation –Two-way conferencing, streaming, on-demand Promise of interactivity makes a compelling case –To interact with ideas, with humans, with machines Rich form and interactivity create challenges in: –Capturing, describing, and storing a complete asset –Protecting and determining authenticity –Granting and controlling access

9 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA Deployment Hurdles The Golden State Of Readiness Technology Users Networks Backbones Last miles Standards Copyright QoSBandwidth Multicast SecurityAccessibility HCP* *Human Communication Protocol

10 S outheastern U niversities R esearch A ssociation SURA Thank you, Welcome, and have a great workshop! Mary Fran Yafchak


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