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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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.
His initial work at Cisco included the partnership with Internet2 to develop its original Abilene Network in 1998.
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.
With the completion of the nodes on the northern route, Internet2 will continue work with its network connectors to transition traffic from the Abilene Network onto the new platform by September 2007.
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.