Spring 2009 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Poster Sessions

For the duration of the 2009 Spring Member Meeting, posters were on display in the Arlington Ballroom Lobby on the conference level of the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel. Meeting attendees engaged with presenters and organizational representatives during the following times:

Monday, April 27, 6:30-8:30pm (during the Welcome Reception)
Tuesday, April 28, 10:00-10:30am, 2:30-3:00pm, 4:00-4:30pm
Wednesday, April 29, 10:00-10:30am, 2:30-3:00pm

Poster Session List:

Next Generation Optical Networking

This session will discuss two future trends in optical networking. -- cloud computing and 100 GigE. "Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet." ADVA Optical Networking complements switch and service providers who are working hard to extend the scope of their tools out of the single-site data centers and into the cloud, allowing internetworking between clouds and between user’s resources and those of the service provider. ADVA will discuss the benefit of low latency protocol agnostic WDM (Wave Division Multiplexer) transport for cloud based infrastructure; and the extension of virtual resource management across multiple sites transparently to the user. The second aspect of this session will discuss 100 GigE and the many aspects of this new and upcoming technology. Additional items to be discussed include the product development efforts, compliance with the standards track, tradeoffs and comparisons with 40 GigE and availability of equipment will be discussed.

  • Brian Savory, ADVA Optical Networking
  • Todd Bundy, ADVA Optical Networking
  • Paul Morkel, ADVA Optical Networking

Global Connection

AT&T Telepresence Solution enables students in the Middle East to talk and debate real-time with students in Washington D.C. This poster introduces a solution that can help Colleges and Universities reduce carbon emissions associated with long-distance travel and save money.

100G Optical Transmission

Ciena will present an overview of 100G Optical networking technologies supporting 100G serial wavelength transmission. Baseline concepts of optical transport as applied to 100G will be illustrated.

Internet2 at the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is actively expanding telehealth services to the veteran. VA is looking to leverage Internet2 to extend quality service and support to the veteran, especially those in defined rural areas.

  • Steve Pirzchalski, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Sean Lynch, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dale Geesey, Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Internet2 Program and IPv6

The Department of Veterans Affairs is a leader establishing IPv6 capabilities within the Federal Government space. In this poster session, the VA can interact with members of the Internet2 community regarding projects and solutions where IPv6 will play a significant role.

  • Steve Pirzchalski, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Dale Geesey, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Eric Dean, Department of Veterans Affairs

Building Cost Effective Optical Transport Networks

This poster will focus on technology advances in optical transport that are allowing for the construction of more cost effective networks. There are a number of key capabilities being made available in the optical transport market more recently that contribute to lowering the cost of building out an optical transport network. These capabilities are either new capabilities or improvements on past technologies that have enabled them to be more generally deployed in the industry. Many of these technologies are particularly of interest for campus or regional networks. These capabilities are not just focused on capital savings in optical transport equipment. Many of them are focused in addition on savings derived by the need for less infrastructure like fiber or "huts" in which to house remote amplifiers. This session is intended to provided members of the Internet 2 community with the knowledge of the options that are available to them to cost effectively build out their own transport networks.

Connection Oriented Ethernet for Big Science Flows

With the increase in high bandwidth, long-hold time flows across the research infrastructure, some research network providers are looking to save cost by aggregating, managing, and transporting those flows without having to rely on the routed infrastructure. Connection-oriented Ethernet technology holds great promise for these applications by providing deterministic, latency sensitive and highly granular protected circuits without consuming costly router resources. Integrating connection-oriented Ethernet switching with photonic networking can provide additional network optimization and capital cost savings. This poster session describes how Connection-oriented Ethernet technology provides full support of guaranteed data delivery while maintaining a minimal implementation cost.

Layer1 VPN Network Use Cases and How To Manage Them on an Infinera Network

This poster session describes a service unique to Infinera, Layer 1 Virtual Private Network (L1-VPN) which offers the end-customer control, security, and flexibility, while leaving the management of optical physical infrastructure in the hands of a network provider. This session considers network requirements of L1-VPNs including GMPLS hierarchies, switching, and management partitions and describes the economics of L1VPN services relative to more commonplace wavelength services. This capability would allow individual RON or university customers to provision services over Internet2 network or other Infinera -powered research networks.

10Gbps precise network monitoring system showing network-wide packet latency using our novel 10Gbps NIC with hardware time-stamp function

NTT has developed a 10Gbps network interface card (NIC) with highly-accurate traffic-measurement capabilities. The most prominent feature accomplished on this NIC is its wire-rate packet capturing / generating capabilities at 10Gbps. Insertion of accurate time stamp information to both receiving and transmitting packets is also possible at the precision of 100ns. A very versatile 10Gbps network monitoring platform to measure precise packet transmission delays can be constructed using this NIC and a general purpose PC. By locating a number of this monitoring system in physically distant nodes, network-wide precise packet transmission latency monitoring system can be built. On the occasion of SC08, we have demonstrated the capability of this monitoring system using an uncompressed HDTV video stream composed of packets with 100ns resolution time-stamps synchronized to GPS locked clock reference. The measurement results revealed the variation of packet arrival interval distribution when they traverse over the Trans-Pacific network. This technology can be applicable to other network monitoring purposes requiring very precise latency information at very high rates. Understanding the microscopic behavior of the network will not only allow us to better control the network but also could open up a new approach to network resource management.

A Better VidyoConferencing Experience - Using H.264 SVC

Even as video communications have become more integral to enterprise applications over the past few years, the limitations of the current crop of video communications solutions have become uncomfortably apparent. Beyond the expense of the systems and solutions themselves not to mention the special rooms and dedicated networks these systems require -- users have been forced to bear with decidedly marginal performance, choppy frames, long delays, blurred motion, broken pictures, and the like. Given the expense of these systems, people have had good reason to expect more. And now those expectations will finally be realized. Allow us to introduce you to VidyoConferencing products that deliver higher-quality experiences and greater deployment flexibility -- and all at a lower cost over general-purpose IP networks. VidyoConferencing products are built on top of a better technical foundation than all those other video conferencing solutions -- namely, the H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) standard. What's more, a full range of user environments is provided for -- extending all the way from the home-office desktop up to the dedicated corporate video-conferencing facility. VidyoConferencing products have all been designed to take advantage of an organization's existing IP infrastructure -- with no dedicated networks required. And yet Vidyo still manages to surpass the quality of video communications as we've known them to date -- and at just a fraction of the cost. By addressing the performance, cost, ease-of-use, and networking issues associated with traditional conferencing solutions, Vidyo has at long last made broad-based video communications affordable for both enterprises and consumer applications alike.