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  • Note these are Abilene-specific, second two not members. We peer with XXX
  • Why between now and the end of the year? Partly driven by existing Abilene lifetime BUT, This is NOT about just an incremental improvement of the Abilene backbone network; or even a massive improvement of the Abilene network - look at whole new architecture - look at whole new cost model - take into account the major state, regional network buildout, NLR, etc.
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    1. 1. Abilene Update Joint Techs Summer ’05 Vancouver, CA Steve Cotter Director, Network Services [email_address]
    2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>Current Abilene Network </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Networking Services Offered </li></ul><ul><li>Abilene Network Futures </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Abilene Network
    4. 4. Abilene Partnerships <ul><li>Indiana University </li></ul><ul><li>Juniper Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Nortel Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Qwest Communications </li></ul><ul><li>ITECs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NC ITEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio ITEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego ITEC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas ITEC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet2 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Abilene Overview <ul><li>10-Gbps ‘best effort’, over-provisioned IP network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current normal load ~2 Gbps; ~10 Gbps peak </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carrier provisioned backbone λ’s (Q-Wave) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>~4.7 9’s availability over past 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SONET backhaul available to connectors </li></ul><ul><li>IPv4/IPv6, native multicast, MPLS LSPs </li></ul><ul><li>Network research facilitation (data + co-lo) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abilene Observatory project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extensive domestic and int’l R&E peering </li></ul><ul><li>Cost recovery model motivates network utilization and bandwidth upgrade </li></ul>
    6. 6. Abilene Community <ul><li>39 direct connections (OC-3c  10 Gbps) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 10 Gbps (10 GE) connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OC-192c SONET also supported </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 OC-48c connections & 3 GE connectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 connected at OC-12c (622 Mbps) or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>234 Primary Participants – research universities and labs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library of Congress and U.S. Holocaust Museum most recent additions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanded Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>126 Sponsored Participants - Individual institutions, K-12 schools, museums, libraries, research institutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34 Sponsored Educational Group Participants - state-based education networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See: http://abilene.internet2.edu/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. The Abilene Network
    8. 8. The Abilene Network
    9. 9. The Abilene Network
    10. 10. The Abilene Network
    11. 11. The Abilene Network
    12. 12. Abilene Federal & Research Peerings
    13. 13. Abilene International Network Peerings
    14. 14. Advanced Services Across Abilene
    15. 15. Advanced Network Services <ul><li>IPv6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. ⅔ connectors, ½ peers are v6 enabled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005: 11 new non-production v6 peerings at Palo Alto PAIX, also added France Telecom, soon MCI MAE-West </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MPLS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NC-ITEC experimenting (with ITEC Ohio) with creating a multipoint Layer 2 VPN using inter-domain MPLS tunnels & Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BRUW: experimenting with how to bandwidth reservation across packet and circuit switched networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Abilene Observatory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides data from router nodes or equip. collocated in Abilene racks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30+ research projects currently using Observatory data (see http://abilene.internet2.edu/observatory/research-projects.html ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN) @ 32 A of A in NYC - partnership with NYSERNet, Indiana University, and the IEEAF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A high performance, open bilateral exchange facility for research </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Abilene Network Futures
    17. 17. What’s Changed? <ul><li>Over the last 5 years, the U.S. research university community has become wholesale customers of telecoms for raw assets & ancillary services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upwards of 30,000 route-miles of inter-city dark fiber are held by the U.S. R&E community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>> 60% in the regionals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 20 Regional Optical Networks (RONs) have emerged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>mostly state based – some with strong gubernatorial support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>often concurrent economic development objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meanwhile carriers generally did not invest in new optical infrastructure during the downturn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased end-to-end network transparency </li></ul><ul><li>View of the network as a schedulable resource </li></ul>
    18. 18. Next Generation Abilene <ul><li>Active examination of new network service models is underway </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group A Report - moving beyond the common bearer service view of best-effort IP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Core’ and ‘Flexible’ waves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Hybrid architecture evaluation (HOPI Project) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IP core using 10->40Gbps λ transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated capabilities using NLR wave and Abilene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>λ’s, GigE channels, MPLS tunnels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of optical transport capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both commercial and higher ed owned options (NLR & the RONs) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design & planning collaboration with U.S. & international partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ESnet, TeraGrid, NLR, SURFnet, GEANT2 </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Next Generation Abilene Timeline <ul><li>October 2007 – End of recent 1-year extension to Abilene transport MoU with Qwest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictates 3rd-generation network timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture: end 4Q05 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transport provider(s): end 1Q06 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment selection: end 2Q06 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Backbone deployed: end 4Q06 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connector transition: begin early 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concurrently, need to review business and management models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coincidentally… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Late 2007 – expiration of ESnet transport agreement with Qwest </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. NLR & Abilene <ul><li>Group B Report recommended a merger of Internet2 and NLR as the best way to deliver to the community the services outlined in the ‘Group A’ report </li></ul><ul><li>Both Boards passed resolutions to begin consolidation discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee of 8 individuals has been appointed to develop a merger strategy plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work to begin immediately </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal is to have a plan ready for each board’s consideration by the end of Oct. </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Abilene / NLR Map
    22. 22. Next Generation Abilene Design Considerations <ul><li>Critical factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity of delivering dynamic network bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>NLR, RON and international integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do we deliver these services from the campus of one researcher to the campus of another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advanced service support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multicast, v6, High Performance Throughput, Measurement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enhanced network research facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Network and end-user security </li></ul><ul><li>Options for increased reliability and additional services (i.e. Commodity Internet services) </li></ul>
    23. 23. Abilene Information <ul><li>For more Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://abilene.internet2.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://abilene.internet2.edu/observatory/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.nationallambdarail.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hopi.internet2.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or contact us at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RONs / Abilene Connectors BoF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8:15pm in Crystal Ballroom 3, Hilton Vancouver Metrotown </li></ul></ul>

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