Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Poster Sessions

The following posters were featured at the the Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting.

Posters were on display in the Regency Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Meeting attendees were also able to view the posters during the Welcome Reception.

Presenters and organizational representatives and attendees discussed their posters during the following times:

Monday, December 4: 6:30pm-8:30pm (during the Welcome Reception)
Tuesday, December 5: 7:30am-8:45am, 11:45am-1:15pm
Wednesday, December 6: 7:30am-8:45am, 11:45am-1:15pm
Thursday, December 7: 7:30am-8:45am

Photonic Integrated Circuits Enable Reconfigurable Digital Optical Networking

Developed by: Infinera

Contact: Rick Hafey, Buddy Klinkers

Description: Infinera will present a new system and network architecture termed Digital Optical Networks that leverage the industry's first development of large-scale monolithic photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The poster will present how PIC significantly reduce the economic barrier to Optical-Electrical-Optical (OEO) conversions in WDM networks, thereby allowing cost-effective implementation of value-added network functionality such as sub-wavelength reconfigurable digital add/drop, grooming, switching at every node, along with , digital protection, performance monitoring, and GMPLS-enabled end-end auto-provisioning, restoration and IP/Optical inter-networking. The poster will illustrate the system architecture of a WDM digital node along with network architecture impact and benefits for offering next-generation services including bandwidth on demand, IP/Optical UNI interfaces, 40Gb/s and 100GbE interfaces, and Optical VPNs.

REN-ISAC: Security Protection and Response Through Information Sharing

Developed by: REN-ISAC

Contact: Doug Pearson

Description: The REN-ISAC is an integral part of higher education's strategy to improve network security through information collection, analysis, dissemination, early warning, and response. REN-ISAC's services and products are specifically designed to support the unique environment and needs of organizations connected to served higher education and research networks, and supports efforts to protect the national cyber infrastructure by participating in the formal U.S. ISAC structure. This session will provide overview of the REN-ISAC services and activities, and provide opportunity for direct discussions with the REN-ISAC Technical Director regarding membership, feedback, ideas for services, etcetera.

Internet2 Forum in San Marcos University

Developed by: San Marcos University

Contact: Ebor Fairlie

Description: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Decana de America) Facultad de Ciencias Administrativas Oficina de Calidad Academica y Acreditacion. The new era of Information Technology and Communication in Peru.

Design & Technology for Supercomputers & Grids: Growth of 10 GbE

Developed by: Force10 Networks

Contact: Debbie Montano

Description: Networking & supercomputing are continuing to converge and are key elements in the realm of shared cyberinfrastructure and grids. 10 Gigabit Ethernet is continuing to grow as the technology of choice not only for the WAN and grid interconnections, but in heart of supercomputers. This poster session will focus on design considerations and new technologies for different 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications, including the use of emerging low latency switching and NICs; density, resiliency & switching economics; and challenges and solutions of security & firewalls at 10 GbE. Force10 Networks is the pioneer in resilient Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching and routing, featuring line-rate 10 Gbps throughput that ensures predictable performance in any grid or cluster network configuration. Force10 introduced the P-Series family of inspection and security appliances, the industry's first intrusion prevention system that can inspect and monitor traffic at line-rate 10 Gigabit speeds.

Today's "Next-Gen" Optical Networks: DWDM/CWDM and Multiservice Provisioning

Developed by: ADVA Optical Networking

Contact: Jim Gerrity

Description: For years, the higher education and research community have utilized optical networks to facilitate collaboration for the advancement of research, clinical and educational programs and initiatives. Various applications have a diversity of traffic and topology characteristics that drive a superset of requirements, which are best served using an array of optical transport technologies including CWDM/DWDM and dynamic provisioning. Metro network design has evolved in recent years to be dependent on 1) service flexibility, 2) simplification of designs, and 3) equipment reduction. Historically, Metro Networks started with simple CWDM/DWDM wavelength transport. External equipment was supplied for more intelligent client and access equipment. Recent demands on the Metro network, however, have changed both topology requirements and service demands. This presentation will describe the evolution of Metro Networks from early point-to-point CWDM/DWDM deployments to more complex configurations that include both wavelength routing and service intelligence. Example networks are described in detail. In addition, the presentation will describe the detailed advantages of supporting wavelength services in Metro Network by combining CWDM, DWDM, intelligent service interfaces, fixed OADM, Reconfigurable OADM (ROADM), and wavelength routing in a single network. Advantages of both network capital cost and operational costs will be referenced.

Dynamic Ethernet Lightpaths

Developed by: Ciena

Contact: Jim Archuleta

Description: The creation of dynamic lightpaths over Internet2 and other national and global networks will foster scientific computing and transfer of large data sets between institutions. Ciena will illustrate and outline solutions that address the building blocks for establishing ubiquitous and dynamic research network connectivity between research institutions worldwide. A key ingredient to this challenge is the optical switching and optical control plane technology which places "intelligence" in the optical layer by automating configuration, provisioning and restoration of the network. Ciena's poster submission will outline the technologies that make up optical switching and transport solutinos that make dynamic ethernet lightpaths a reality.


Developed by: Fujitsu

Contact: Manjuel Robinson

Description: RONs & GIGAPOPs in the higher education community has become extremely important for R&E project. The "Optronix" are the foundation for these networks, and has become more sophisticated in nature. Dynamic Wave Provisioning and GMPLS are essential to ensure today's requirements and future requirements as technology continues to improve. This poster session examines how ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexing) technology provides the Layer 1 network connectivity needed to support these networks. This session will spark conversation for technology such as: Dynamic Wave Provisioning; G-MPLS (Generic Multi-protocol Label Switching; WSS Technology (Wavelength Selectable Switch); Optical Hubbing (multi-degree); ROADM -> FOADM -> DOADM; Raman Amplification.

InCommon Participation

Developed by: InCommon

Contact: John Krienke

Description: InCommon growth and participation.