National Networking Update Basil Irwin Senior Network Engineer National Center for Atmospheric Research SCD Network Engineering and Technology Section (NETS) January 27, 1999

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National Networking Update Basil Irwin Senior Network Engineer National Center for Atmospheric Research SCD Network Engineering and Technology Section (NETS) January 27, 1999

Summary of Topics

NGI Initiative Review

What Is the NGI Initiative?

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How Will The NGI Initiative Work

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FY1998 Funding

Three NGI Initiative Goals

Goal 1: Advanced Network Technologies

Goal 2: Network Infrastructure

Goal 2: Network Infrastructure

Goal 3: Revolutionary Applications

NGI Initiative Expectations

NGI Initiative Proposed Mangement

JET: Joint Engineering Team

JET

NGIXes: Next Generation Internet Exchanges

NGIXes

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Final Thoughts

vBNS Review

vBNS: History

vBNS: The Network

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STAR TAP

STAR TAP

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vBNS and NCAR

Abilene Review

Abilene: History

Abilene: Goals

Abilene: The Basic Network

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Abilene: Status

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Abilene and NCAR

The GigaPop Concept

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GigaPops: What Good Are They?

Front Range GigaPop (FRGP)

FRGP: Current NCAR GigaPop Services

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FRGP+Abilene: What Should NCAR Do?

FRGP: Why NCAR as GP Operator?

FRGP: Membership Types

FRGP: Full Members

FRGP: Commodity-only Members

FRGP: Possible Future Members

FRGP: But!!!

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FRGP: Why a Denver Gigapoint?

FRGP: Routing Engineering

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FRGP: Abilene+Commodity Budget

FRGP: Annual Expenses

FRGP: Abilene Implications for NCAR

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Author: Basil Irwin