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Internet2 and GENI

Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders from industry, government and the international community to undertake collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.

Through support from its Board of Trustees, Internet2 has contributed a 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) dedicated circuit throughout its entire nationwide network to support the GENI Project Office (GPO) and its subcontractors as they build and integrate prototypes of the GENI system. GENI prototyping teams will be able to access the circuit at every connection point on the network to enable nationwide collaboration on GENI prototypes.

Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO, Internet2, states, "Our community is committed to supporting network research efforts. We believe GENI will play an absolutely critical role in pioneering future generations of the Internet and we are delighted that our network will be a key component in enabling this most important work. Our contribution to GENI reflects our strategic goal of leveraging our new infrastructure to support the most cutting edge research done by many of our members, both in creating the GENI platform now and using GENI for research in the future."

In 2007 Internet2 completed a major overhaul of its network capabilities as well as increased its capacity by tenfold to 100 Gbps. This advanced infrastructure is now capable of providing production network services as well as dedicated circuits that equip researchers, like those participating in GENI, with the breakable facilities they need to test their new networking ideas and concepts. See for more information.

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