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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The dataset provides a known Routing Matrix and recorded values of Origin-Destination (OD) Traffic counts (TM) for a consecutive 3 week period on the Abilene network with 11 WAN nodes and 41 directed WAN links.
Bachula also said, "If a network operator starts to give preference to packets from one source (possibly a premium subscriber that is paying for that preference), what happens to all of the other, ordinary packets?" 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. This provides access to other international research and education networks peering at Abilene.
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. Abilene is a nationwide high-performance backbone network which operates at a speed 20,000 times faster than the average household broadband connection.
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, $43.6 million Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, dedicated in October on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.
Internet connection: 100Mb to the Internet and to Internet 2 (Abilene Network)
It will house the Network Operations Center for the Internet 2 Abilene network, the TransPAC network to Asia, and a number of other high-performance research networks.
Their Abilene Network gives Internet 2 users a way to get online.
One example of our growing high-tech power is Internet2 and the Abilene Network, both being developed at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.