Internet2's top 10 firsts and other achievements

As Internet 2 celebrates its 15th anniversary, here are 10 major achievements and firsts.

  • No. 7: First Virtual K-12 Field Trips with oceanographer Bob Ballard

    -- Timeframe: approximately 2004 -- Collaborators: the JASON project, Mystic Aquarium, NOAA, the Internet2 K20 Initiative -- Funding sources: the JASON project (and its funding partners), Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, NOAA -- Website: [[xref: and| and]]
  • No. 9: Development of open-source Shibboleth Software

    -- Timeframe: Development began in 2000 -- Collaborators: Brown University, The Ohio State University, University of Memphis, Internet2, University of Washington, Georgetown University, the Swiss Education & Research Network (SWITCH), Edina/JISC. -- Funding sources: Internet2, National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Google, the Internet Society, and numerous institutions and network organizations contributed staff resources to the development. -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 3: Co-development of Interdomain Dynamic Circuit Provisioning technology

    -- Timeframe: Development began in 2004, put into production on the Internet2 Network as the ION Service, enabling dynamic interdomain VLAN provisioning in 2008 -- Partners: ESnet, California Institute of Technology, GEANT, CANARIE, Indiana University -- Funding sources: Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Internet2 -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 8: First public multicast of professional orchestra performance series - the Philadelphia Orchestra

    -- Timeframe: Began 2008 -- Collaborators: The Philadelphia Orchestra, MAGPI -- Funding sources: Philadelphia Orchestra -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 1: First U.S. production deployment of 100 Gigabit Ethernet

    -- Timeframe: 100G Ethernet Network project began in October 2010, first new 100G optical routes operational by summer 2011 -- Collaborators: Indiana University, The Northern Tier Network Consortium, Infinera, Ciena, Juniper Networks, Cisco -- Funding sources: Internet2, Ciena, Infinera, Juniper and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • As Internet 2 celebrates its 15th anniversary, here are 10 major achievements and firsts.

  • No. 5: The Megaconference Series, the first 1,000+ multipoint videoconference

    -- Timeframe: First Megaconference was held in 1999 -- Collaborators: OARnet, Ohio State University, MAGPI, the Internet2 Commons --Funding sources: OARnet, Ohio State University, MAGPI, the Internet2 Commons provide staff, equipment and other resources -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 10: First national Identity Management Federation: InCommon

    --Timeframe: established 2005 -- Collaborators: Established and operated by Internet2, guided by The InCommon Steering Committee, comprised of University CIOs and other Higher Education IT Executives and the InCommon Technical Advisory Committee -- Funding sources: Internet2 -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 2: First nationwide dual stack IPv4/IPv6 production network with native multicast capabilities

    -- Timeframe: 2000 -- Collaborators: Indiana University, Juniper Networks -- Funding sources: Internet2 -- website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 6: First demonstration of Telepresence Services Interoperability

    -- Timeframe: Fall 2009 -- Collaborators: Polycom, OARnet, Tandberg, Lifesize Communications, Internet2 -- Funding sources: n/a -- Website: [[xref:|]]
  • No. 4: The Internet2 Observatory, an archive of Internet2 traffic statistics

    -- Timeframe: Established in 2002 -- Collaborators: Indiana University -- Funding sources: HP, Internet2 -- Website: [[xref:|]]
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