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  • From: "Greg Wood" <>
  • To: "I2-News@Internet2. Edu" <>
  • Subject: I2-NEWS: First Demonstrations of Internet2 Quality of Service Technology
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 07:19:56 -0500
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Greg Wood


Ann Arbor, MI -- November 4, 1999 -- Six organizations this week will
demonstrate implementations of a crucial piece of technology being proposed
to provide intra-domain bandwidth management in IP networks. The Bandwidth
Broker Operability (BBop) Event, held at Merit Network, Inc. on November 3rd
through 5th, will test the Bandwidth Broker component of the proposed
Internet2 Quality of Service (QoS) architecture developed by the Internet2
(tm) QBone initiative. Advanced network applications such as better-than-TV
quality video and real-time collaboration require Quality of Service (QoS)
technology being developed by the Internet2 QBone initiative to provide the
guaranteed network performance that is not possible with today's Internet

Susan Hares, Chair of the Internet2 QBone Bandwidth Broker Advisory Council
says, "This will be an opportunity for developers to demonstrate their
preliminary Bandwidth Broker solutions. The focus of this BB Operability
Event is the administration of QoS within a network. Some of the Bandwidth
Brokers are also demonstrating multiple network inter-domain reservations."

Participants include Globus, MCIWorldcom, Merit Network, Siemens, LuleƄ
University of Technology / Telia Research, and the University of Kansas. At
the event, each will demonstrate that its Bandwidth Broker can perform the
following five basic functions:

> Recognize a signaled bandwidth request to the Bandwidth Broker
> Respond to an application or router after setting-up the QoS with the
> Reject over-booking of bandwidth
> Reconfigure routers either via a CLI or by other means of communication
> Return the bandwidth to the pool when an application terminates its use

The Bandwidth Broker prototypes under evaluation at the BBop build on the
work of the Internet Engineering Task Force's Differentiated Services
Working Group to manage the differentiated forwarding resources made
possible by DiffServ. For more information about the Internet2 QBone
initiative, see:

About Internet2(tm)
The Internet2 project is being led by over 160 leading US universities,
working with industry and government, to enable and facilitate the advanced
network applications necessary to meet emerging needs in higher education.
Internet2 participants are developing the broadband applications,
engineering and network management tools for research and education. For
more information on Internet2, a project of the University Corporation for
Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), please see:

About Merit Network Inc.
( Merit Network, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation
charged with promoting computer networking in Michigan and beyond. Merit's
leading-edge Internet research and development activities receive national
and international acclaim. Merit leads two software development consortiums:
the GateD Consortium ( for routing protocol work and the Merit
AAA Consortium ( for authentication, authorization and
accounting in support of dial-in services. The Bandwidth Broker
Operability event has been sponsored by: Merit Network, Inc., the GateD
and Sun Microsystems via a Bandwidth Broker grant to Merit Network.

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Contact: Karen Green,

***SC99 Education Program Gives Teachers a Heads-up on New Technologies***
--Support from Cisco, Sun Microsystems, and Others Helps Bring Teachers to

PORTLAND, OR., November 3, 1999 -- Teachers who are struggling to keep up
with the rapid evolution of information technology will have the chance to
learn about the latest information technology initiatives and how
technology is being used in the classroom during the SC99 Education Program

SC99, the annual high performance networking and computing conference, will
be held Nov. 13-19 at the Oregon Convention Center. The Education Program
begins with a reception at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Informational sessions
will be offered Sunday, Nov. 14, and Monday, Nov. 15, and will address a
wide range of issues, including training for technical careers; student
recruitment in math, science, and technology; data collection in the
classroom; and Linux classroom applications. The Education Program also
features demonstrations of student projects, giving teachers the chance to
see how students around the country are using technology and what other
teachers are doing to interest students in technology.

This year, 140 teachers are expected to participate in the SC99 Education
Program, thanks mostly to corporate support. Significant financial support
has been provided by Cisco Systems and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Additional
support has been provided by Portland General Electric, Enron
Communications, Inc., The Shodor Foundation, FirstWorld Communications,
Waters Network Systems, and US West Communications.

"To say that we are extremely appreciative of the support from Cisco, Sun,
and the others is really an understatement," said Cherri Pancake, chair of
the SC99 conference and a professor of computer science at Oregon State
University. "Many teachers would not be able to attend the conference
without this corporate support. They are all highly motivated educators who
already have plans for how they will apply what they learn at SC99 to
improve their local schools."

One of the focuses of the 1999 Education Program will be to develop a
strong link between K-12 educators and the work of the technology companies
that take part in the SC99 industry exhibits, said Tom Cook, chair of the
SC99 Education Program committee and director of the Oregon Public
Education Network.

"In today's classrooms, there is a significant need for teachers to keep
their students informed about the qualifications and experience they will
need for jobs in technology and for a technological world," said Cook.
"With this year's conference, we hope to develop a dialogue among teachers
and industry leaders and to bridge the gap between the education and
business communities."

The Education Program's keynote address, "What Every Teacher Should Know
About the Future of the Internet," will be given on Nov. 14 by William C.
Myers, chief executive officer of the United States Internet Council. The
council brings state lawmakers together with members of Congress, Internet
industry leaders, and other decision makers to define and advance policies
that support the continuing growth of the Internet.

A breakout session on strategies for recruiting young women and members of
ethnic and racial groups that are underrepresented in technology fields
will be held the morning of Nov. 15. Speakers for the breakout session
include: Cerise Rothe-Vinson, program coordinator of CyberSisters at
Willamette Science and Technology Center; Barbara Warren-Sams, equity
specialist at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory; Marla Edge,
director of pre-college programs at the Oregon Institute of Technology; and
Marilyn Johnson, director of science education at the Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry. Topics covered in these breakout sessions will
include strategies for increasing the success of girls in computer
technology, using technology to level the playing field for ethnic minority
groups, females and lower-income students, developing partnerships among
public schools, colleges, and industry, and how to get started with
programs bring more diversity of to science and technology fields.

Birds of a Feather sessions will be held covering six broad topics: math,
media/library, special needs/at risk, science, programming, and networking.
Details about the Education Program are available from the SC99 Website at


Karen Green
Assistant Director for Communications
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
605 E. Springfield Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

ph: 217-265-0748, fax: 217-244-7396

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