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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: Internet2, ProCurve Networking by HP collaborate on new Internet2 Observatory
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 09:25:51 -0400

Internet2, ProCurve Networking by HP collaborate on new Internet2
Observatory for next-generation Internet research

Ann Arbor, MI - May 23, 2007 - Internet2 announced it is collaborating with
ProCurve Networking by HP to upgrade the Internet2 Observatory, which
provides real-time data and insight into the Internet2 advanced multi-layer
optical and Internet Protocol (IP) research network.

"ProCurve is delighted to work with Internet2 to facilitate network research
on the nation's most advanced network devoted to research and education,"
said Paul Congdon, chief technology officer and HP fellow, ProCurve
Networking by HP. "The latest version of the Internet2 Observatory provides
the network research community a window into the inner workings of an
advanced network infrastructure. By supporting this valuable effort,
ProCurve is helping researchers model traffic patterns and analyze protocols
that will ultimately aid in shaping the future of the Internet."

The Internet2 Observatory provides data on the performance and network
status information collected on the Internet2 Network, giving researchers a
view of a high-performance, operational network not possible in a laboratory
environment or on the commercial Internet.

The upgraded Observatory is being deployed on Internet2's new network, a
hybrid infrastructure consisting of optical and packet technologies. Once
fully deployed, Internet2's new network will provide over 100 gigabits per
second of capacity and enable researchers to provision optical circuits on
demand for short- or long-term use. The new Observatory will allow
researchers for the first time to study data not only on the IP network, but
also on dynamically provisioned optical waves.

"The Internet2 Observatory delivers strong support for the network research
community at Internet2 member universities, and it also provides for the
co-location of network experiments and measurement servers developed by the
research community," said Rick Summerhill, Internet2 director of network
research, architecture and technologies. "ProCurve's participation in the
Observatory builds on HP's long-time partnership within the Internet2
community. We are grateful to ProCurve for their continued support of this
important and unique endeavor, which we believe is a critical tool for our
members' ongoing development of next-generation Internet technologies."

The Internet2 Observatory uses ProCurve Switch 5412 and 3500yl series
equipment. The Switch 5400zl series are high-port-density, chassis-based
intelligent edge switches with wirespeed Gigabit and 10 Gigabit performance
as well as integrated Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). The Switch 3500
series are stackable intelligent edge switches that also feature 10 GbE
capability and integrated PoE.

About ProCurve
The ProCurve Networking business unit of HP delivers wired and wireless
enterprise networking products, services and solutions. The foundation for
ProCurve's business model is the Adaptive Networks strategy in which
networks are adaptive to users, applications and an organization's needs.

ProCurve was positioned in the challenger quadrant in research and advisory
firm Gartner, Inc.'s 2006 Magic Quadrant Report for Global Campus LANs and
is the No. 2 networking company worldwide measured in both ports and
Ethernet switch market revenue according to Dell'Oro Group.

Further information on ProCurve networking solutions and products is
available at

About Internet2
Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced networking consortium. Led by the
research and education community since 1996, Internet2 promotes the missions
of its members by providing both leading-edge network capabilities and
unique partnership opportunities that together facilitate the development,
deployment and use of revolutionary Internet technologies. Internet2 brings
the U.S. research and academic community together with technology leaders
from industry, government and the international community to undertake
collaborative efforts that have a fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet.
For more information on the Internet2 Observatory, visit:

Lauren Rotman

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