Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Poster Sessions

On Tuesday and Wednesday of the Spring 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting in the Arlington Ballroom Lobby, presenters and organizational representatives engaged with various members of the community on a variety of topics.  These poster presentations were during the following times:

Tuesday April 27 10:00 - 10:30 AM 2:30 - 3:00 PM 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday April 28 10:00 - 10:30 AM 2:30 - 3:00 PM  

POSTER SESSIONS PRESENTED BY

  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • AT&T
  • BTI Systems
  • Ciena
  • Ekinops
  • Fujitsu
  • GEANT3
  • Infinera
  • Internet2
  • Juniper Networks
  • MIT Haystack Observatory
  • National Institute of Informatics
  • Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
  • Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP)
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Universidade Federal da Para’ba
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Extending Digital Optical Networks to the Campus

This poster will describe the unique benefits of extending digital optical networks to the campus with new network edge capability. Digital optical network technology provides flexible, scalable backbone transport supporting reconfigurable networking, integrated bandwidth management and rapid provisioning of services and connectivity on demand. These benefits can be extended to the campus with cost effective edge solutions to enable end-to-end service aggregation, bandwidth management and dynamic provisioning.

  • John Walker, Infinera
  • Fred Finlay, Infinera

Content Exchange in the Public Network Television over the RNP Backbone

Recently, Brazilian government has funded the "TV Brasil", a public television network which aim at bringing high quality content to people, such as non-commercial instructive, educational content. Since Brazil is an enormous country having several regions with big social differences, the public television intends to promote integration through gathering content produced from several affiliated stations in different regions and disseminate them in a national broadcast edition. Based on the state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques, RNP, the Brazilian academic and research network and Internet2 International Partner for years, in a joint effort with researchers from Federal University of Paraiba, developed ÒITVPÓ, a two-layer solution for content sharing and distribution over hist high-speed backbone. The ITVP low layer is an efficient Video Distribution Network (VDN), an overlay network offering services to a high-level application, such as video storage, VoD, live streaming and caching. The ITVP application, in turn, enables users from TV stations to upload, describe, define permissions for contents, search, transfer and use material produced from partner TV stations. ITVP has been helping ÒTV BrasilÓ to reduce costs through using IP networks instead traditional satellite communication and to promote the digitalization of valuable, historic content that was hidden in old tapes and now can be searched and downloaded among every partner regardless of its geographic location. Other independent University TV Network is also using ITVP to exchange content over RNP high-speed network among Brazilian partners and also overseas with international partners through Internet2 backbone.

  • Denio Mariz, Universidade Federal da Para’ba
  • Marcelino Cunha, Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP)
  • Guido Lemos, Universidade Federal da Para’ba

CILogon: Federated Logon to NSF CyberInfrastructure

The CILogon Project (http://www.cilogon.org) is deploying the open source, standards-based CILogon Service to provide the NSF research community with credentials for secure access to cyberinfrastructure (CI). The service will bridge the identity credentials generated by the nation's universities, through the InCommon Federation, to credentials that will satisfy the authentication and authorization needs of NSF's CI projects. The primary technical challenge we face is the technology difference between InCommon, which is based on the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) as implemented by the Internet2 Shibboleth software, and NSF's cyberinfrastructure, which is based on public key infrastructures (PKIs) that emerged from computational grids. The CILogon Service will address this challenge by operating an online Certification Authority (CA) to issue certificates on-demand based on an InCommon login. This effort is a follow-on to TeraGrid's federated logon service (https://go.teragrid.org), deployed in September 2009, which allows TeraGrid researchers to access TeraGrid resources using their campus login, by bridging from InCommon Federation (SAML) to International Grid Trust Federation (PKI) credentials. The CILogon Service will extend this capability beyond TeraGrid to serve all InCommon member researchers. It is scheduled to begin operation in September 2010.

  • Jim Basney, University of Illinois

Current status of Japanese Academic Identity Management Federation

Abstract Japanese identify federation is now conducting the pilot operation by means of the SAML 2.0 standard mainly utilizing Shibboleth middleware. Major universities have already updated their status from feasibility study to pilot operation which utilizes the real account throughout the university. Through the practical operation, some issues and features were discussed and developed in order to enhance the federation. This presentation summarizes the progress and current status of our activity.

  • Kazu Yamaji, National Institute of Informatics
  • Motonori Nakamura, National Institute of Informatics

DeWitt Nursing Center at Stephen F. Austin State University - A New Remote All IP Site

This new 41,000 square foot facility includes offices, classrooms and a 9000 square foot Hospital Emergency Room simulation lab. All communications to this new facility are over an IP link. The School includes over 200 computers, a voip system, IP video, and Plant services management over IP. The Simulation Lab incorporates lifelike computerized training patient mannequins that simulate patient conditions and are remotely manipulated by instructors over 802.11g wireless. A video monitoring system records the students and the video can be streamed live into classrooms or recorded for later review

  • John Garner, Stephen F. Austin State University

A Quiet Evolution: Cloud Services and Reconfigurable Optical Multiplexer Technology

1. Cloud Computing - Cloud Services, are not just Flickr, YouTube, etc. Cloud Services are more than just cloud storage used for content delivery. Server virtualization is exploding and is getting a lot of attention. A quiet revolution is occurring in cloud computing and server/storage virtualization and broadband networks are the enablers. This poster will address the concept of Cloud Services as well as ongoing ADVA - IBM - Level3 pilot.

2. Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADM) Technology - This poster will address dynamic wavelength provisioning with colorless operation, directionless configuration using multi-degree ROADMs and GMPLS control.

  • Brian Savory, ADVA Optical Networking

eduGAIN

eduGAIN is a GEANT3 project aiming at interconnecting existing federations within the GEANT3-partners and possibly other federations. We will present the current progress of the eduGAIN project and future roadmap, proposed technical solution and the eduGAIN policy framework.

  • Valter Nordh, GEANT3 / NORDUnet
  • Josh Howlett, GEANT3 / JANET

From the Cloud to the Campus

Colleges and universities continue to look for more cost-effective approaches to manage large amounts of data generated by today's high bandwidth applications, such as web content and streaming media; as well as an increased volume of data that needs to be stored. Cloud services is an emerging set of technologies and offerings that can provide colleges and universities with options to meet their computing, storage, hosting and content distribution needs on a scalable, flexible, more efficient and cost effective basis. AT&T defines its cloud computing services as network resident capabilities that are delivered over a highly reliable, intelligent network with global reach to a broad range of devices of the institutionÕs choice. Services are available on demand and through a utility-based delivery model that allows customers to pay only for the services and capacity it uses, and are supported by a single enterprise-class service level guarantee. AT&T's infrastructure as a service offering includes storage-as-a service, computing-as-a-service, hosting-as-a-service. AT&T also offers application offerings that are network-centric solutions, such as content distribution, telepresence and collaboration solutions. These posters will visually depict how these cloud services are delivered from the Cloud to the campus ecosystem.

  • Paul Corcoran, AT&T

Carrier Ethernet: The value to Campus and Regional Networking

Carrier Ethernet isn't just for service providers! The value to a university is significant based on Carrier Ethernet's ability to scale to address different classes of users (researchers, administration, students), prioritize traffic types effectively to ensure end-to-end performance and availability matching diverse requirements (data, video, web access), and the ability to monitor, diagnose, and centrally manage the network and different services effectively. The posters will summarize the key values of Carrier Ethernet: standardized services, scalability, reliability, quality of service, and service management in the context of campus and regional networking.

  • Jason Smith, BTI Systems

Future High Bandwidth Transport Alternatives, Uncompressed video for Distance Learning and Optical Layer Security

This poster session will talk to less costly alternatives for 40G and 100G transport (future high speed transmission), transmission of uncompressed video transport for distance learing, and Optical Layer Security. The session will offer pespectives on both currently available technologies and technologies that will appear on the market soon.

  • Rob Adams, Ekinops

A multi-layer network measurement to introduce high-resolution perfSONAR-MA in 10-Gbps networks based on PRESTA 10G

We have developed multi-layer network measurement systems based on a PRESTA 10G, a low-cost PC-based network measurement platform for 10-Gbps networks. Even though there are large amount of captured and processed packets in such high-speed networks, the usage rate of system's CPU can be very low thanks to network interface card's hardware-assist fucntions. As a result, we can try multiple network measurement software on a single system for multiple measurement layers, such as 1) analysing streaming protocol's header for layer-7, 2) exporting Netflow information for layer-4 and 3) delays, jitters and traffic burstiness for lowest layer information. Introducing high-resolution perfSONAR-MA, we conducted an experiment for the basic operation evaluation of our systems, giving network operators a wide view of network status at the snow festa event in Japan where we transmitted the high-quality video streams between broadcasting stations using govemental 10-Gbps test-bed networks, JGN2plus. And we will show our plan to integrate the precise network measurement results taken by PRESTA 10G into perfSONAR.

  • Kenji Shimizu, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
  • Katsuhiro Sebayashi, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.

Unified Network Information Services

Dynamic circuit allocation using the Internet2 DCN (Dynamic Circuit Network) and network performance tools like perfSONAR use an "Information Services plane" that allows users to discover network topology and the location and capabilities of network services within that topology. As global federation of network services occurs, the standardization and flexibility of the network-centric Information Services becomes even more critical.

Information Services Working Group (ISWG) comes forward to catalyze and focus development of these common information services by constructing UNIS - Unified Network Information Services plane. This plane will provide services such as edge mapping, measurement archives, distributed directory services, circuit monitoring, closest measurement point finding, interdomain pathfinder, topology abstraction. The poster will display an overview, work done and work in progress regarding this initiative.

  • Marcos Portnoi, University of Delaware
  • Martin Swany, University of Delaware

Steps to a Cloud Ready Data Center

This posters session will present a three step approach to Cloud Ready the Data Center: Simplify, Share & Secure. Simplify -- create simple, scalable data center networks to facilitate resource pooling; Share -- enable network virtualization; Secure -- enable virtualized security services to secure the cloud. Together the approaches used to Simplify, Share and Secure in the data center make efficient and scalable cloud computing possible and affordable.

  • Debbie Montano, Juniper Networks

Using Phoebus to Improve Application Data Transport Performance

Phoebus is a system, developed at the University of Delaware, that seeks to improve data transport performance by splitting long network paths into distinct segments mediated by depots that forward data between segments. While providing applications with an end-to-end session protocol, this organization minimizes the impact of packet loss and latency by confining these to individual segments. Internet2 currently has a partial deployment of Phoebus Depots at its edge nodes. The Internet2 Transport Working Group has been studying Phoebus and collecting examples of applications where Phoebus significantly improves transport performance. These applications include standard data transport utilities as well as interactive visualization applications. The Working Group has found that in real world situations the use of Phoebus can improve an application's end-to-end performance experience by a factor of two or three. The proposed poster will give an overview of the operation of Phoebus and present applications, and comparative performance data, that benefit from the Phoebus architecture. The poster is being presented on behalf of the working group by its co-chairs Steven Senger and Chet Ruszcsyk.

  • Steven Senger, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Chet Ruszcsyk, MIT Haystack Observatory

The Internet2 Commons: New Services

The Internet2 Commons is adding new services to stay ahead of the evolving collaboration needs of the Internet2 community. Come and see the details of our new offerings, featuring trials and production services of desktop collaboration tools from a variety of our industry members.

  • Ben Fineman, Internet2

Connection Oriented Ethernet Technologies for Education and Research Applications

The Education sector of today is experiencing a tremendous proliferation of bandwidth-thirsty multimedia applications, ranging from online learning, virtual collaboration, social networking, and campus mobility, to universities pioneering research on femtotechnology, space science, cloud computing, climate change, and molecular medicine, to name a few. Institutions must, more than ever, use technology as a key enabler for fostering how students learn, communicate, produce, collaborate, and study on- and off-campus. These challenges and opportunities can be met with Connection-Oriented Ethernet (COE), a highly reliable method of forwarding native Ethernet frames based on VLAN tag switching over any Layer 1 transport media, such as copper T1/T3 or E1/E3, dark fiber, SONET/SDH, or dense-wave division multiplexing (DWDM).

Built upon Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet standards, COE combines the best attributes of native Ethernet such as statistical multiplexing and aggregation capabilities, with the best characteristics of TDM and SONET such as explicit definition of path, resource reservation, deterministic QoS, and carrier-grade 50 ms protection to provide a valuable implementation option for delivering private-line quality packet aggregation and connectivity services that are shaping the future of education.

  • Victor Ly, Fujitsu

Carrier Class Campus Ethernet

Emerging carrier class Ethernet can deliver significant benefits to campus-wide networks by supporting connection oriented Ethernet with rich OAM&P and restoration capabilities. The result is a scalable, highly resilient network for Campus-wide implementation that can help flatten the network, optimize routing, and significantly lower costs, both on network systems and ongoing operational costs. Ciena will provide an overview of key concepts of Carrier Class Ethernet as applied to a campus environment, outlining key technical capabilities and benefits within the campus network architecture.

  • Chris Janson, Ciena