Internet2 Links

Here you can find a list of links to pages related to Internet2. If you have a link you feel should be here, email us.

To jump to a specific section, click one of the links below.

General Internet2

  • Official Internet2 Website: This is the official website for the Internet2 Consortium.
  • Internet2 Tools: This page has several Internet2-related tools (many of which are diagnostic applications).
  • muse Project: As they say in their description, "Muse is a social utility that connects you with Internet2-enabled technologies and educators in your region and around the globe. Learn how next-generation Internet applications are being used everyday to inspire educational excellence."
  • IPv6: Internet Protocol version 6 is a replacement for our current addressing scheme on the Internet, IPv4. IPv6 solves many issues with IPv4, especially lack of addresses. It has seen only limited use so far, as other solutions - built on IPv4 - have been developed.

Videoconferencing Tools

Videoconferencing Resources

  • Videoconferencing Cookbook: This is a fairly in-depth overview of the fundamental concepts and issues of videoconferencing.
  • The Internet2 Commons: Offers H.323 multipoint videoconferencing services to Internet2 members.
  • MegaConference: This is a link to the page for the MegaConference, the world's largest videoconference. Of particular interest is their email list, which serves as "general purpose discussion list for all topics related to H.323 and compatible video conferencing technologies."

Videoconferencing Protocols

  • H.323: "[A] standard that specifies the components, protocols and procedures that provide multimedia communication services : real-time audio, video, and data communications over packet networks, including Internet protocol (IP) based networks. H.323 is part of a family of ITU-T recommendations called H.32x that provides multimedia communication services over a variety of networks."

Distributed/Grid Computing

  • XSEDE: The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. Scientists and engineers around the world use these resources and services - things like supercomputers, collections of data, and new tools - to make us all healthier, safer, and better off. XSEDE, and the experts who lead the program, will make these resources easier to use and help more people use them. Binghamton University has its own XSEDE website and is part of the XSEDE Campus Champions Program. Please contact us for more information!
  • Open Science Grid: OSG is, in short, "a distributed computing infrastructure for large-scale scientific research." Binghamton University is a member of the OSG Consortium.
  • PlanetLab: PlanetLab is "a global research network that supports the development of new network services"; it "consists of 801 nodes at 401 sites." Among other things, "[o]ne of PlanetLab's main purposes is to serve as a testbed for overlay networks," as well as "support long-running services that support a client base." It is also their "long-term goal ... to identify the common building block services upon which other services and applications can be constructed."
  • NYSGrid: The mission of NYSGrid is "[t]o create an advanced collaborative technological infrastructure that supports and enhances the research and educational missions of institutions in New York State." Binghamton University is one of the participating institutions.
  • PRAGMA Grid: The Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly focuses on developing middleware and other applications in its working groups.
  • Logistical Computing and Internetworking Lab: LoCI is devoted to the study of the flexible coscheduling of the fundamental physical resources that underpin computer systems - storage, computation, and data transmission - in distributed computer systems and networks.
  • The Globus Alliance: A toolkit for implementing a "Sum-of-Services" grid computing architecture.
  • Condor: Builds software tools to support High Throughput Computing (HTC) across a grid, for the use of scientists and engineers.
  • The Globe Project: A research project looking to construct a powerful unifying paradigm for large-scale wide area distributed systems: distributed shared objects.
  • Jini: Jini is a Sun software system designed to easily connect any computing device to a larger network, using Java to distribute processes amongst all the connected devices. It is designed to be highly adaptable to change. It is not middleware however, and doesn't handle the actual communications or transferal of data.

Last updated August 7, 2012