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A View Into the Future: Research Network Architectures in 2020

Time 04/09/14 03:00PM-04:00PM

Room Governor's Square 11

Netcast sponsored by Cisco

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Session Abstract

Key North American research networkers, service and equipment providers have previously presented their views what research networks will look like 5 to 6 years out. It is time for a reality check. This session is a panel discussion and calls upon a cross section of views to be presented. Network operators ESnet, Texas LEARN and the University of Utah will articulate the dimensions and characteristics of evolved research network architecture, with some predictions what their networks will look in 2020 and the building blocks necessary to get there. The 3 panelists represent National, Regional and State wide infrastructures which differ greatly, but must interoperate seamlessly. Easy to say, challenging to do. Topics may include:


Scale – Terabit and beyond; Ubiquity – will 100G be on every campus?

Dynamicis - use of SDN to drive dynamic high scale connectivity among heterogeneous multidomain environments - will we be there by then?

Convergence - what is that!? Is there strategic benefit to separation of layers, etc

Speakers

Speaker Rodney Wilson Ciena

Speaker Steve Corbató University of Utah

Speaker Akbar Kara LEARN (Lonestar Education And Research Network)

Speaker Joe Metzger Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

Primary track Innovations in Infrastructure

Secondary tracks Innovations in Infrastructure Advanced Network Services and Leadership National/Regional Collaboration Global Reach and Leadership Industry Industry Partnership Development and Engagement United States Unified Community Anchor Network Cloud Services Network Planning and Engineering International Cyberinfrastructure