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Abilene: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know, but Couldn’t Find on the Web Site. Brown Bag Session Heather Bruning, Abilene Program Manager. 13 August 2002. Rule #1: Connectors ARE NOT Dr. Suess characters. SoX. Lorax. MAX. NoX. Internet2 Backbones. Two Internet2 backbone networks:

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abilene everything you ve always wanted to know but couldn t find on the web site

Abilene: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know, but Couldn’t Find on the Web Site

Brown Bag Session

Heather Bruning, Abilene Program Manager

13 August 2002

internet2 backbones
Internet2 Backbones
  • Two Internet2 backbone networks:
    • vBNS/vBNS+ Network
      • very high performance Backbone Network Service (vBNS) supported by NSF
      • vBNS+ is a follow-on service of WorldCom
    • Abilene Network
      • High-performance network developed by the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID)
      • Operated under partnership of Qwest Communications, Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, and Indiana University

8/13/2002

abilene focus
Abilene Focus
  • Goals
    • Enabling innovative applications and advanced services not possible over the commercial Internet
    • Backbone & regional infrastructure provides a vital substrate for the continuing culture of Internet advancement in the university/corporate research sector
  • Advanced service efforts
    • Multicast
    • IPv6
    • QoS
    • Measurement
    • Security

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abilene affiliations
Abilene Affiliations
  • Connectors
    • Not all are ‘gigaPoPs’
    • Membership not required
    • 17 are members of The Quilt
  • Participants
    • Research universities
    • Corporate and government labs
  • Sponsored (two types)
    • Sponsored Participants – individual
    • Sponsored Education Group Participants (SEGPs)

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abilene august 2002
Abilene – August 2002
  • IP-over-SONET (OC-48c) backbone
  • 53 direct connections
    • 4 OC-48c connections
    • 1 Gigabit Ethernet trial - MREN
    • 23 connected via at least OC-12c (622 Mbps)
  • 217 participants – universities & labs
    • All 50 states, District of Columbia, & Puerto Rico
    • 15 regional GigaPoPs support ~70% of participants
  • Expanded access
    • 52 sponsored participants
    • 24 state education networks (SEGPs)

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atm media sunset
ATM Media Sunset
  • # of ATM connectors falling: soon 7 of 53
  • Sunset date of ATM connections and peerings: July 1, 2003
    • $10k one-time connection fee discount for transitioning before 10/1/2002

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abilene access
Abilene Access
  • Primary Participants – research universities and Affiliate/Corporate Member collaboration sites
  • Sponsored Participants – individual locations

And now…..

SEGPs: Sponsored Education Group Participants

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segp fundamentals
SEGP Fundamentals
  • SEGP status targeted at both developed and emerging state-based education networks
  • One or more Internet2 University Members in the same state act as sponsor(s)
  • Connectors take overall fiscal and operational responsibility for the SEGP
  • Periodic SEGP progress updates to Abilene required (e.g., how are SEGPs implementing advanced applications?)

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segp inquiries
SEGP Inquiries
  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

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upgrade schedule overview
Upgrade Schedule Overview
  • Aug/Sep – Ten T640 backbone routers installed
  • Sep/Oct - First wave  turnup (6-8)
  • Rest of 2002 - Connector/peer circuits migrated to T640 routers
  • 2003 – Remaining 10-Gbps ’s activated

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federal labs policy
Federal Labs Policy
  • If no existing connection to national R&E network
    • Internet2 Affiliate Membership and Abilene Participation as a collaboration site; or
    • Sponsored Participation with the support of an Internet2 member university
  • FL/BBs reviewed on case-by-case basis by Steve, Laurie, and Gary

8/13/2002

projects underway
Projects Underway
  • Overhaul of Abilene Web site
  • Abilene contact update email campaign for iMIS database
  • Entering Abilene financial data into iMIS for fall 2002 invoicing
  • Soliciting annual and quarterly Sponsored Participation and SEGP reports from Connectors and Participants

8/13/2002