Academic Technology Services
What does I2 do for you:
Thanks to the generosity of Clark Trustee, David Strassler, Clark University is a member of Internet2 (I2). Examples of how I2 are already here on campus. You probably don't realize it, but much of the web traffic at Clark is flowing over the high speed network. In addition, it makes possible things like Clark's access to the full video archive of the USC Shoah Foundation from any computer on the campus network. There are many examples of I2 in action though:
- Arts and Humanities Information Sheet [pdf]
- Teaching and Learning Information Sheet [pdf]
- Digital Video Information Sheet [pdf]
- A Polycom Whitepaper: Music Performance and Instruction over High-Speed Networks [pdf]
- eVLBI Over Advanced Networks [pdf]
- LHC Workshop Summary [pdf]
- MUSE Infosheet
- Internet2 and Libraries: Serving Your Communities at the Speed of Light
- The Internet2 Commons: Supporting Distributed Engineering Collaboration, by Thomas A. Finholt
- Archiving the Universe, by Kathleen Ricker
- Telescopes of the World, Unite! A Cosmic Database Emerges, by Bruce Schechter
What is I2:
Internet2 is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions. Internet2 provides a unique set of global capabilities to members for the development of new applications and services specifically designed to meet the needs of U.S. researchers and educators as they solve common technology challenges and develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. I2 includes a 100 gigabit-per-second network that not only delivers reliable production services for high-performance needs,Â but creates a powerful experimental platform for the development of new applications.
Internet2 Advanced Layer 2 Service allows members to build Layer 2 circuits between endpoints on the Internet2 Network and beyond, providing users with cost-effective, highly reliable solutionsâ€”whether it’s the “big data” needs of global science researchers, or the capability for innovators to program the network itself through software-defined networking (SDN) technologies such as OpenFlow. All this reliability and flexibility is now available in one innovation platform. See internet2.edu/network for more.
In the Science, Social Science and the Arts and Humanities initiatives across the country are facilitating the use of advanced networking applications in support of distributed lab environments, remote access to rare scientific instruments, and distributed, large-scale computation and data access; clinical practice, telemedicine, medical and biological research, health education and awareness; and long-distance, collaborative live performances, master classes, remote auditions, and interactive performing arts education and media events. Visit internet2.edu/communities for more details.
If you are interested in leveraging the power of I2, please be in touch with your Academic Technologist.