Fall 2003 Internet2 Member Meeting
Building the Network
Internet2 is a collaborative organization so it is
fitting that Internet2 Member Meetings are the
result of an enormous collaborative effort that
includes member institutions, corporate partners,
Internet2 staff and non-members alike. The commitment
and energy that were dedicated to the
project by the staffs of Indiana University and
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
contributed to a smooth network deployment. In
particular, we would like to recognize Doug
Pearson, Dave Jent, Steve Peck, Grover Browning,
Damon Beals, Leon Belcher, Cheryl Kile, Bill Fulk,
Kirt Guinn, Al Hodgen, Camille Davis-Alfs, Carolyn Carver and the staffs of the
Global NOC and University Information Technology
Services Support Center.
This fall's meeting location at the Indianapolis
Marriott Downtown is connected to the new
10Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) Abilene Backbone.
Through the generous donations of Cisco Systems
we are able to connect the hotel to the Abilene
backbone at 10Gbps and allow for the network
distribution to the rest of the hotel. Juniper
Networks contributed the 10Gigabit Ethernet (GE)
interface that allowed for the other half of the
10Gbps connection from the hotel to Abilene.
Internet2 sponsor Ixia has generously provided test
equipment that was used to test the 10GE link that
connects the hotel network to the Abilene backbone
and the 1GE links.
Even with the generous donations of equipment
from our corporate partners and sponsor, the
network could not have been built without fiber.
We would like to thank Time Warner Telecom for
providing two pairs of fiber that create the physical
links between the hotel to both the Abilene node
and the Indiana GigaPoP, which provides Internet2
and commodity Internet connectivity, respectively.
Special thanks are due to Qwest for their continued
support of the Internet2 member meetings by facilitating
the necessary connections to complete the
circuits for this year's meeting. Internet2 would like
to thank all those whose efforts have made the Fall
2003 Internet2 Member Meeting possible.
On-site technical questions may be directed to the Internet2
Support Desk in the
hotel foyer near the Poster Sessions
or find a member of the support
FMM03 Support shirts.