Abilene Network


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Abilene Network

The computer network which forms the backbone for Internet2, the next-generation Internet, and which is capable of transferring data at up to 10 gigabits/sec, providing users with at least 100 megabits of connectivity. The name Abilene was dropped in 2006/2007 with the system’s upgrade to the Level 3-based infrastructure and the network is now known as Internet2.
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Later, he said, "Today our Abilene network does not give preferential treatment to anyone's bits, but our users routinely experiment with streaming HDTV, hold thousands of high quality two-way video conferences simultaneously, and transfer huge files of scientific data around the globe without loss of packets" (Internet2, 2008).
In the US, SingAREN is connected to the Internet2 via the Abilene network.
The CampusEAI Consortium and Internet2 have launched the OPEN Student Television Network, the first nationwide student-produced television channel Through this collaboration, Open Student Television Network will now reach more than 3 million users at 220 Internet2 member research and education institutions, in addition to the 34 state education networks which have access to the Internet2 Abilene network.
The network is named Abilene after the Kansas railhead of the 1860s that opened the Western frontier, just as the Abilene network aims to transform the work of researchers in the 21st century The Abilene Network Operations Center, or NOC, is under Voss' jurisdiction and is located in the new 214,000-square-foot, $43.
The Abilene Network was created by the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) in partnership with Qwest Communications, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, and Indiana University.
Vanderbilt University is an Internet2 member and a participant in the Abilene network.
Their Abilene Network gives Internet 2 users a way to get online.
The Abilene Network is a high-speed network for higher education and for collaboration with the private sector.
For years, Qwest has been a leader in developing numerous local school networks; state-wide networks such as the Utah Education Network; and university and research networks, including the cutting-edge Internet2 Abilene Network.
Using the Internet2 consortium's high-bandwidth Abilene Network that each university in the Big 12 Conference is connected to, video of entire games was successfully downloaded in less than two minutes per gigabyte of data.
The HOPI nationwide testbed serves as a foundation for cutting-edge network experimentation and a model for the next-generation of Internet2's existing high performance packet-based Abilene network.
Internet2's participation in the Fingerprint Alliance is an extension of our ongoing collaboration with our corporate sponsor Arbor Networks to implement leading-edge attack detection and response capabilities over Internet2's high performance Abilene network.