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I2-NEWS: CLARA and Internet2 to Collaborate on Innovative Network Technologies and Applications
- From: Michelle Pollak <>
- Subject: I2-NEWS: CLARA and Internet2 to Collaborate on Innovative Network Technologies and Applications
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 08:35:54 -0400
CLARA AND INTERNET2 TO COLLABORATE ON INNOVATIVE NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS
INDIANAPOLIS October 15, 2003 Last night, representatives of Internet2® and CLARA (Cooperación Latino-Americana de Redes Avanzadas) signed an agreement at the Fall 2003 Internet2 Fall Member Meeting to collaborate on developing the next generation of Internet technologies and applications for the global research and education community. The agreement will provide a basis for the two organizations to work together toward establishing high-performance Internet connectivity between their respective communities with the goal of enabling researchers to collaborate internationally.
CLARA is an essential step for developing information society in Latin America and the Caribbean in collaboration with existing regional networking initiatives in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim. We are glad to have Internet2 as a partner in supporting the innovative use of advanced applications in our communities, said Nelson Simões, chair of CLARA.
Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2 said, Todays Internet enables U.S. researchers, teachers and students to communicate and work with their colleagues around the globe. This agreement between CLARA and Internet2 will enhance the potential for collaboration between research and education communities in the United States, Latin American and the Caribbean.
As part of the agreement, CLARA and Internet2 will work collaboratively to:
+ Promote appropriate interconnection between and among their respective members and networks for the purpose of development and pre-commercial testing and use of advanced research and education applications;
+ Collaborate on the development of common standards and technical implementations across their respective networks;
+ Promote collaboration between their constituent member organizations and institutions relating to the development of next-generation networking and applications in research and higher education; and,
+ Encourage technology transfer from their joint endeavors to accelerate the availability of new services and applications.
The CLARA organization comprises national advanced networks from more than 16 countries throughout Latin America. As of today, several CLARA members (CUDI-Mexico, RNP-Brazil, RETINA-Argentina, REUNA-Chile, REACCIUN-2-Venezuela) already have direct connections to Internet2 networks in the United States, including Internet2s Abilene network. Some of these connections are supported by the AMPATH project and others via connections with Californias CENIC network and the University of Texas at El Paso. As the RedCLARA backbone network is developed, CLARA anticipates that more than 700 universities and research centers will be connected to it. RedCLARA, being developed with the support of the European ALICE Project, will create the first intra-regional infrastructure for research and education in Latin America and the Caribbean.
# # #About Internet2(R)
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities, working with industry and government, Internet2 is developing and deploying advanced network applications and technologies for research and higher education, accelerating the creation of tomorrows Internet. Internet2 recreates the partnerships among academia, industry, and government that helped foster todays Internet in its infancy. For more information about Internet2, visit: http://www.internet2.edu/.
CLARA (Cooperación Latino Americana de Redes Avanzadas) is a recently formed consortium of more than 16 Latin American National Research and Education Networks. CLARA has two primary objectives: to build and develop a regional research networking infrastructure for collaboration and communication between that national research and education networks of the region; and to establish a dialogue with other regional network initiatives for the support and promotion of scientific and technological developments for our communities. The backbone, RedCLARA, being developed with the support of the European ALICE Project, will create the first intra-regional infrastructure for research and education in Latin American and Caribbean, directly connected to Europe in addition to the direct connections already in use from Mexico to the United States, and via the AMPATH project from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Venezuela to the United States. For more information, contact Nelson Simões at .
- I2-NEWS: CLARA and Internet2 to Collaborate on Innovative Network Technologies and Applications, Michelle Pollak, 10/15/2003
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