Internet2: The History, Part I

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					      Internet2: The History


Greg Wood
Director of Communications
      Internet2: A Ridiculously
      Oversimplified History

Greg Wood
Director of Communications
        What to Expect


Some insight into:
  • What Internet2 is
  • When Internet2 began
  • Who started this whole thing
  • Why there’s Internet2 in the first place
  • How Internet2 got started

A good story
 …but not necessarily the truth
                         A Ridiculously Oversimplified
                         History of the Internet



                                                     1996
                                                     Internet2
                       Number of
                       Internet Users
                                               1995
                                               Privatization

                                        ~1991-1992
                                        The Web
                             1987
           ~1970
                             NSFnet
Source:
           ARPAnet
Nua Internet Surveys
        The End of the Internet, Part I


Commercialization led to a focus on:
  • Meeting explosion in demand
  • Reliable service
  • Short-term (3-6 month) business objectives

Developing the Internet required:
  • Experimental environment
  • New underlying technologies
  • Long-term (3-6 year) view
       A Ridiculously Oversimplified
       History of the Internet2

1995 – Monterey Futures Group
1996 – Cheyenne Mountain –1996
Oct 1., 1996 – Internet2 Announced
January 1997 – First Internet2 Member
Meeting
Sept. 1997 – UCAID Formed/First “Internet2
Demonstrations”
April 14 1998 – Abilene Network Announced
  Commercialization                               Privatization
21st Century                                             Interoperable
Networking                                               High Performance
               SprintLink                                Research &Education
               InternetMCI             US Govt           Networks
                                       Networks
                                       ANS



                          ARPAnet
 Active                                NSFNET
               gigabit
 Nets          testbeds
 wireless                                         Internet2, Abilene, vBNS
 WDM
                           Quality of Service     Advanced US Govt Networks
                           (QoS)

  Research and
  Development                                     Partnerships
       Internet2 Project Goals


Enable new generation of applications
Re-create leading edge R&E network
capability
Transfer capability to the global
production Internet
        Why University Leadership?


The Internet came from the academic
community
  • Stanford -- the Internet protocols
  • NSFNet -- the scaled-up Internet
  • CERN -- the WWW protocols
  • University of Illinois -- the Web browser
Universities’ research and education
mission require an advanced Internet
and have demonstrated they can
develop it
        Internet2 Membership


University membership
  • 134 members by 1997
  • ~190 members today

Corporate membership
  • First member (Cisco) in April 1997
  • ~70 members today

Affiliate membership
International Relationships
      Internet2


A self-help community
Brings together communities to
accomplish things together
Could change the world (again)

				
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