Fall 2012 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Building and Operating a State R&E from the Ground Up: KINBER and the GRNOC.

Time 10/03/12 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is a non-profit coalition of Pennsylvania's education, research, healthcare, economic development and other non-profit based communities. PennREN, the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, is KINBER's first project that will deliver a statewide platform for connecting its members through facilities based fiber-optic networking. Members can utilize PennREN's services for advancing their initiatives while KINBER provider partners can offer open access for expanding broadband access across the commonwealth. PennREN will initially light over 1,600 miles of fiber on a middle-mile network that will connect over 70 locations.

This joint presentation by KINBER and GlobalNOC staff will describe the BTOP-funded PennREN network, focusing on engineering challenges encountered building a modern, greenfield state-wide R&E network, including a large fiber build and pervasive deployment of modern services such as IPv6 and PerfSONAR performance measurement infrastructure. We will also share information about the operational model for PennREN, a partnership between KINBER staff in Pennsylvania and GlobalNOC staff at Indiana University.

Speakers

Speaker Peter Heverin KINBER

Speaker Mike Carey KINBER

Speaker Marianne Chitwood GRNOC

Speaker Luke Fowler GRNOC

Speaker Jon-Paul Herron Indiana University

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks United States Unified Community Anchor Network Research Partnership Development and Engagement R&D/Hybrid Networks Network Planning and Engineering Network Performance National/Regional Collaboration Advanced Network Services and Leadership

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