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  1. University Corporation forAdvanced Internet Development(UCAID) INET’9821 July 1998Geneva, Switzerland

  2. Overview of UCAID, Internet2 and Abilene Douglas Van Houweling President & CEO

  3. 21st Century World of Learning and Information • Computer mediated networks are ubiquitous • Information appliances are smart and cheap • Every client a server • Glut rather than scarcity • Distributed, disaggregated, disintermediated • Integrative

  4. New Millenium Challenges to Higher Education • Historic campus model of library/scholar/student is changing • Internet mediated learning competing with classroom learning • Students can be anyone, anywhere, anytime • Traditional colleges & univ face redefined education environment

  5. Commercialization Privatization 21st Century Interoperable Networking High Performance SprintLink Research &Education InternetMCI Networks US Govt Networks ANS ARPAnet NSFNET Active gigabit Nets testbeds wireless Internet2, Abilene, vBNS WDM Advanced US Govt Networks Quality of Service (QoS) Research and Development Partnerships

  6. History • September 1995: Monterey Futures Conference • August 1996: Cheyenne Mountain Workshop • October 1996: Internet2 Project formed • January 1997: First Internet2 Member Meeting • October 1997: UCAID formed • April 1998: Abilene Project Announced

  7. UCAID Mission • Provide leadership and direction for advanced networking development within the university community

  8. UCAID Member Universities127 Members as of June 1998 Hawaii

  9. UCAID Members and US Higher Education

  10. UCAID Organization

  11. Internet2 Goals • Enable new generation of applications • Re-create leading edge R&E network capability • Transfer capability to the global production Internet

  12. Abilene Project • Provide advanced network testbed • Support Internet2 applications development • Demonstrate next generation operational and quality of service capabilities • Create facilities for network research

  13. Abilene Characteristics • 2.4 Gbps (OC48) among gigaPoPs, increasing to 9.6 Gbps (OC192) • Connections at 622 Mbps (OC12) or 155 Mbps (OC3) • IP over Sonet technology • Access PoPs very close to almost all of the anticipated university gigaPoPs

  14. Abilene Schedule • Spring ‘98 Cost/enrollment discussions • Fall ‘98: Demos and pre-production • Initial group connected by Jan ’99 • Others as mutually planned in ‘99

  15. TED UCAID Current Priorities • Establish backbone connectivity • Facilitate middleware implementation • Support network research • Identify and develop first phase applications • Build international collaboration opportunities