100Gbps Internet2 is ready
...for boring research. C'mon!
New improvements to the high speed Internet2 network infrastructure are completed and primed with 100Gbps capacity for US research and education communities.
The updated network's wrap-party was at Internet2's annual Fall Member Meeting today in San Diego. The company showed off its new Dynamic Circuit Network (DCN), which, beginning January 2008, will let US researchers provision up to 10Gbps of dedicated bandwidth on demand. Internet2 will also continue to provide its advanced IP network, which supports IPv6, multicast, and other high-performance network technologies.
Applications for the network include medical researchers developing virtual surgery techniques and using dedicated circuits for direct short or long term connections to supercomputing facilities. More to the point: they won't let you play Team Fortress 2 on it. They'll also urge you not to set a mattress ablaze near their cords too.
A moment to pick up the pieces of your broken heart.
"Today's milestone marks the completion of an ambitious effort to exponentially increase the capacity and flexibility of the networking resources available to serve the rapidly changing needs of the Internet2 community," said Doug Van Houweling, Internet2 CEO. "More importantly, we believe the Internet2 Network and its new capabilities will play an integral part in enabling our members to provide robust cyberinfrastructure our community requires to support innovative research and eduction."
The new infrastructure provides a path for increasing wavelengths and bandwidth as required by its users. Internet2 said currently ten 10Gbps links are provisioned on each segment of the network, but can be scaled to 20, 40 or 100 or more wavelengths as required. They're currently working with Level 3, Ciena and Juniper to develop 40 and 100Gbps technologies. ®
Capacity..always gets filled
Its a law like Moore's law or E-mc2.Rubbish (R) multiplies at a velocity relative to the capacity of the medium to accomodate it.Something like V=R*C I think...
It once took me a year to fill 100mb. It now takes me a month to fill 500Gb. So...with 100Gb or even a nice slice of, buying 4 1TB drives is just puny.
I just wish one really sizeable UK network would get out of the selling the least for the most game...I'm sure we'd all have 10mb up and down then at least.
Some standarts - some problems!
Like as in Simpsons - Old Springfield /New Springfield :)
But in year.... 2040, maybe, addresses will see in, maybe IPv8 :) like a semantic-numbers with contexts... and at last addresses without obsolet field lenght ;)
Sorry if my english is bad.
Real Party is the next day
And the students the next day took 100TB of Music, all of the videos from YouTube and Stage6 and uploaded it all to their servers...
Obviously for research of course.
If there is a void, then a student will fill it with something.