Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Poster Sessions

Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting attendees interacted with Poster Presentations on display during the refreshment and program breaks on Monday and Tuesday in the Arlington Ballroom Lobby. Presenters and organizational representative discussed their posters during the following times:

Monday | April 18 | 2:30 - 3:00 PM | 4:00 - 4:30 PM
Tuesday | April 19 | 10:00 - 10:30 AM | 2:30 - 3:00 PM | 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Spring 2011 Poster Presentations:

  • ADVA Optical Networking - Next Generation Optical Transport - 100G and Agile Core Networks - The Evolution of IP/Optical Interoperability
  • BTI Systems - Evolving RONs with Intelligent Packet Optical Networking
  • Ciena - Building Blocks of a National Backbone Network
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. - Transitioning to an Intelligent Packet Optical Transport Network
  • Fujitsu Network Communications - Connection Oriented Ethernet Technologies for Education and Research Applications
  • Indiana University - A Roadmap for using NSF Cyberinfrastructure with InCommon
  • Infinera - What's next for optical networking?
  • Internet2 - eduroam
  • Internet2 - Internet2 Video Cloud Services: The Internet2 Commons
  • Juniper Networks - Juniper's New Campus: Data Center Network Solutions
  • Level 3 Communications - Learning On-Demand
  • National Institute of Informatics - Japanese Access Management Federation GakuNin in 2010 and 2011
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT) - Integration of perfSONAR-enabled 10-Gb/s multilayer network measurement with dynamic network configurations for Gb/s-class video streaming

Poster Presentation Details:

Next Generation Optical Transport - 100G and Agile Core Networks - The Evolution of IP/Optical Interoperability

Brian Savory | ADVA Optical Networking


Evolving RONs with Intelligent Packet Optical Networking

Networks are instrumental in the delivery of content for research, communications, and business applications. They play a role in delivering information to different classes of users (researchers, administration, students) and need to prioritize flows effectively to ensure end-to-end performance, and match the connectivity available to diverse requirements effectively. Packet Optical platforms have evolved with recent technology innovations to address the dynamic nature of connectivity and to be more application-aware to address specific networking needs. New optical layer advancements are simplifying service delivery through implementations that provide gridless, colourless, and connectionless capabilties. Application-awareness, with the integration of server modules, is bringing intelligence to wide area networks with functionality such as Policy-based Routing, Deep Packet Inspection, and Transparent Content Caching. Learn the benefits of these new capabilities and how packet optical platforms can manage, serve, switch, and connect diverse information requirements and do so with significant operational savings in the campus and RON.

Aleck Gilner, BTI Systems
Jason Smith, BTI Systems


Building Blocks of a National Backbone Network

In this poster session, we outline several technology issues and a national architectural model including capacity transport, optical add/drop and layer 2 carrier Ethernet access that form an optimal solution for universal broadband delivery to anchor institutions. Jim Archuleta, Ciena


Transitioning to an Intelligent Packet Optical Transport Network

Cisco Systems will discuss available transport and switching technologies as well as providing visibility to future product direction. The scope of discussions will include Current and future DWDM capabilities, including Colorless, Omni-directional and Flex Spectrum ROADMs Cisco Packet Optical Portfolio and Roadmap Introduction of Cisco Packet Transport System, the industryƕs first Packet over Optical Transport System (P-OTS) built on MPLS-TP (MPLS-Transport Profile_ 100G and path to 1TB wavelengths Scalable OTN/Packet Transport Architectures

Scott Hammond | Cisco


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.

Craig Healey | Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.


A Roadmap for using NSF Cyberinfrastructure with InCommon

The InCommon Roadmap for NSF CyberInfrastructure provides guidance for NSF cyberinfrastructure projects, researchers and their representative campuses on the successful adoption and use of InCommon to advance NSF science and engineering research. Focused on NSF science and engineering, the Roadmap provides concrete guidance to campuses and cyberinfrastructure projects for utilizing InCommon to allow research to effectively take advantage of federated identity as a foundation for a national cyberinfrastructure. The poster will be a summary of the Roadmap, highlighting benefits of the use of InCommon to support NSF CI, and is intended to educate attendees on the existence of the Roadmap and how to obtain it (freely the InCommon web site).

Von Welch, Indiana University


What's next for optical networking?

What are requirements for the next generation optical network, considering 400G and 1 Terabit speeds. 100 Gigabit Ethernet technology is beginning to be deployed in networks worldwide. How quickly do we need to move on to the next standard and what should it be?

John Walker, Infinera
Fred Finlay, Infinera



A poster describing eduroamus. Also a place for people to come for help with eduroam access at the meeting.

Philippe Hanset, University of Tennessee Knoxville
David Worth, University of Tennessee Knoxville


Internet2 Video Cloud Services: The Internet2 Commons

The Internet2 Commons offers cloud-based visual communications services for the research and education community. This display will showcase the new services that are available, including telepresence bridging and interoperability, enhanced dialing infrastructure, and desktop collaboration tools.

Ben Fineman, Internet2


Juniper's New Campus & Data Center Network Solutions

Juniper is solving campus and data center networking problems with new architectures and technologies. With Junos Pulse mobile device (smartphone) security, Wireless LAN (WLAN), reliable campus LAN, unified access control, virtualized data center security, and a new data center network fabric, there are now multiple options to improve the game and grow your campus infrastructure in a better way.

Debbie Montano, Juniper Networks


Learning On-Demand

Whether streaming live events on campus like political debates, guest lectures, or cultural performances, Universities and RONs are seeing more and more requests for live and on-demand video streaming consumption and can benefit from national exposure to the broadcast media. The expectation from students to have information at their fingertips requires adjustments to technology infrastructure which can be costly and create "video bandwidth hogs" that disrupt your other network requirements. Level 3's Vyvx broadcast service provides the ability to transport HD and SD broadcast video used by the major networks as well as stream the same video over the Level 3 CDN. This capability creates a cost-effective, high quality broadcast opportunity to share university events with students, the university community and major broadcast networks for television distribution on cable, satellite and in-home fiber networks. With more than 20 years experience delivering mission critical content for some of the largest media companies in the world, Level 3 is ready to partner with universities to distribute educational content, whether online or over the air. Our poster will highlight "how" our Vyvx service works, the synergies it has with our content delivery network, the benefits it can bring to a university.

Dan Pitts, Level 3 Communications
Jo Ramachandran, Level 3 Communications
Craig Cupach, Level 3 Communications


Japanese Access Management Federation GakuNin in 2010 and 2011

The Japanese academic access federation, GakuNin, is deploying federated identify in Japan using the SAML 2.0 standard, primarily with Shibboleth software. GakuNin entered production operation last April, and has grown today to 22 IdPs and 20 SPs. This poster summarizes our progress in 2010 and our future plan in 2011. In order to accelerate its activity, the federation focuses on additional technologies beyond just operational management. Of these new technologies, we will specifically introduce our user consent acquisition system and our virtual organization system.

Kazu Yamaj,i National Institute of Informatics
Takeshi Nishimura, National Institute of Informatics
Motonori Nakamura, National Institute of Informatics


Integration of perfSONAR-enabled 10-Gb/s multilayer network measurement with dynamic network configurations for Gb/s-class video streaming.

Based on perfSONAR and PRESTA technologies, we have newly developed multilayer highly-accurate network measurement systems for 10-Gb/s video streaming networks. The PRESTA technology allows us to detect most network incidents, including packet droppings, changes of one-way delay, jitters, and traffic burstiness with sub-microsecond order accuracy while each-layer measurements are precisely synchronized. As a result, the inter-layer relation of the incidents will be easily understandable, and troubleshooting will be quickly performed. In addition, to visualize traffic characteristics for network operators, and to conduct applications/network control, we extend perfSONAR protocols by which the measurement data can be retrieved from a remote node. We had three demonstrations using this extended perfSONAR at SC10. 1) perfSONAR GUI for visualization of measurements data. 2) Dynamic network configuration in collaboration with perSONAR and PCE/VNTM. The network management system of PCE/VNTM utilize the measurement data in the extended perfSONAR MA to evaluate video streaming QoS. If a traffic congestion sign is observed, the management system dynamically reconfigures the network path to avoid the congestion. 3) Dynamic video transcoding. Video transmission controller finds the best codec and video transcoding nodes to reduce the usage of network bandwidth using the perfSONAR MA in order to fit the available network bandwidth.

Katsuhiro Sebayashi, NTT
Kenji Shimizu, NTT
Yoshihiro Nakajima, NTT