Contents: What is Internet2 ? History of Internet2 Important dates Timeline Why Internet2 ? Internet2 Mission The Goal of Internet2 ? Why is it important ? Security in Internet2 Future of Internet2 ?
Advanced Internet Projects: Next Generation Internet (NGI)
Federal mission agency needs Maintaining US Internet leadership Internet2
Higher education needs Moving the public Internet to the next level
Internet2 is a not-for-profit consortium, led by over 220 US universities, developing and deploying advanced network applications and technology, accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet, since 1996.
Provides a high-performance network environment for the US research and education community. Optimized to meet the needs of research, teaching, learning, clinical and outreach missions of that community.
An organization that serves academic and technology needs at all levels of education
A venue that brings together academics and scientists from all over the world.
In the 90’s the Internet gained in public recognition and popularity. Universities were among the first institutions to outgrow the Internet's bandwidth limitations because of the data transfer requirements Some universities wanted to support high-performance applications like data mining, medical imaging and particle physics. This resulted in the creation of the very-high-performance Backbone Network Service, or vBNS, developed in 1995 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and MCI, specifically to meet the needs of the supercomputers at educational institutions. The concept of the “next-generation Internet” was born. The Internet2 Project was originally established by 34 university researchers in 1996 . The Internet2 consortium administrative headquarters is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices in Washington, D.C. The Internet2 community, in partnership with Qwest, built the first Internet2 Network, called Abilene. In 2006, Internet2 announced a partnership with Level 3 Communications to launch a brand new nationwide network, boosting its capacity from 10 Gbit/s to 100 Gbit/s. In October, 2007, Internet2 officially retired Abilene and now refers to its new, higher capacity network as the Internet2 Network. History of Internet2
Timeline October 1, 1996 – Internet2 is launched 1997- Inernet2 goes international when Canada joins, and cooperate when Cisco joins. 2000- Internet2 member achieve 831 Mbps of data from Redmond, Washington to Arlington, Virginia in under 82 seconds. 2006 – internet2 celebrates its 10 years with 200 U.S. universities ,70 leading corporations, 45 govt. agencies, 50 international partners.
Why Internet2? Real-time access to remote resources Large-scale multi-site computation and data mining Interactive collaboration Rich, multi-media digital libraries Shared virtual reality Accelerating the creation of tomorrow's Internet 7
Everything that gets developed on the internet where does it come from ??
Internet2 facilitates this development
Internet2 and its members are developing and testing new technologies, such as IPv6, multicasting and quality of service (QoS) that will enable revolutionary Internet applications. However, these applications require performance not possible on today's Internet.
More than a faster Web or email, these new technologies will enable completely new applications such as digital libraries, virtual laboratories, distance-independent learning and tele-immersion.
Internet2 Security Security Task Force
EDUCAUSE/Internet2 created it July 2000
Works to improve cyber-security and the protection of information assets and critical infrastructures