Internet2 Members Update - February 1999
A Newsletter from UCAID



Abilene Launches Operations
Abilene, the most advanced and far-reaching network for research and education in the U.S., last week officially began operations as an Internet2 backbone network. Abilene has been developed in partnership with Qwest Communications, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, and Indiana University. An event held at Union Station in Washington, D.C. commemorated the milestone by demonstrating advanced applications over Abilene.
For the announcement and more information on the Abilene network, see:
For pointers to some of the media coverage, see:

First Deployment of I2-DSI
Led by the Innovative Computing Laboratory at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Internet2 Distributed Storage Infrastructure initiative has launched the first component of a new network infrastructure designed to support advanced Internet applications. I2-DSI will enable the development and testing of advanced applications, such as real-time broadcast quality video over high performance networks. For more information about I2-DSI, please see:

Internet2 Working Group Updates The Internet2 Working Groups chairs met in conjunction with Internet2 Working Group meetings held at Research Triangle Park on January 25 - 28. Updates on the latest developments in Internet2 QoS, DSI, Video, Network Management and other working groups are posted at:

Upcoming Events
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Internet2 Days
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Internet2 Related Events

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