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  • Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 08:51:37 -0400 (EDT)

Internet2 Names IDEA Award Winners From University of Virginia, IUPUI, ESnet,
UC San Diego and Columbia University
Projects to advance innovation of next-generation networks worldwide

Internet2, the nation’s most advanced networking consortium, today announced
two research and two student projects as the 2011 Internet2 Driving Exemplary
Applications (IDEA) award winners for innovation in advanced network
applications for collaborative research and education. Winners received their
awards, and presented their applications at the Internet2 Fall Member Meeting
in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Researcher winners Scott Deal from Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis, and Matthew Burtner from the University of Virginia won for
Auksalaq--a Telematic Opera. Also, a team from the Department of Energy’s
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
won for their application, On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation
System (OSCARS). ESnet development collaborators include Chin Guok, Evangelos
Chaniotakis, Andy Lake, Eric Pouyoul and Mary Thompson.

The IDEA student winners are Baris Aksanli, a Ph.D. student in computer
science and engineering from the University of California San Diego, for
Monitoring and Visualization of Energy consumed by Networks (MAVEN), and
Kyung- Hwa Kim, a Ph.D. student in computer science from Columbia University,
for DYSWIS, a Collaborative Network Fault Diagnosis System project.

"All of the winning applications have applied advanced networking technology
to enable significant progress in research, teaching, learning or
collaboration to increase the impact of next-generation networks around the
world,” said Tom Knab, chair of the IDEA award judging committee and chief
information officer, Case Western Reserve University’s College of Arts &
Sciences. “The winning submissions were from an exceptionally strong
nominations pool and represent a cross-section of the wide-ranging innovation
that is occurring within the Internet2 member community. Also, for the first
time, we added a category for applications developed by students and those
were remarkable for their creativity and relevance.”

Auksalaq, a Telematic Opera represents a new generation of artistic works
revolving around the exploitation of high bandwidth networks in the pursuit
of live, interactive expression by combining computer interactivity with
music, dance, drama, art and literature. The opera introduces an innovative
toolkit of telematic software applications developed at the University of
Virginia Interactive Media Research Group and the IUPUI Tavel Arts Technology
Lab that facilitate a seamless, multi-site, integrated presentation entailing
all of the artistic elements (music, media, movement, videography, audio
processing and audience interactivity) to create an interactive,
multi-dimensional experience. See for more details.

On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) is an open
source, software application that allows users to create and reserve virtual
circuits with guaranteed end-to-end performance. These circuits are tuned for
exchanging large data sets between collaboration sites and can do so across
multiple network domains – especially important in the R&E community where
various national, regional and local networks are used to connect
collaborators. OSCARS provides users the ability to engineer, manage and
automate bandwidth based on the specific needs of their work with
geographically dispersed scientific instruments, supercomputing resources,
and collaborations. Currently OSCARS circuits carry 50 percent of ESnet’s
annual 60 petabytes of traffic and has also been implemented by many R&E
networks worldwide including Internet2, U.S. LHCnet, NORDUNet, and RNP in
Brazil to enable virtual circuit services for their respective communities.
OSCARS’ development was funded by the Department of Energy, Office of
Science. See for more details.

Baris Aksanli’s project, Monitoring and Visualization of Energy consumed by
Networks (MAVEN), is a prototype portal that intends to allow network
engineers, energy efficiency researchers and network equipment vendors a
real-time view of live network energy consumption and environmental
conditions in advanced networks and equipment. The MAVEN software also will
allow network operators to establish a power baseline for their current
generation of network equipment, which saves money and allows better planning
for power contracts with the collocation providers. Aksanli led the
development of the first MAVEN prototype as part of his summer internship
with ESnet. Inder Monga and Jon Dugan of ESnet provided mentorship and
guidance for the project. ESnet intends to use MAVEN as a basis for
monitoring power consumption on its network in the future. As large-scale
science continues to become more data-intensive, MAVEN will help provide
valuable information to build the next generation of advanced networks and

Kyung-Hwa Kim’s project, DYSWIS, is a collaborative network fault diagnosis
system, with a complete framework for fault detection, user collaboration and
fault diagnosis for advanced networks. With the increase in application
complexity, the need for network fault diagnosis for end-users has increased.
However, existing failure diagnosis techniques fail to assist end-users in
accessing applications and services. The key idea of DYSWIS is a
collaboration of end-users to diagnose a network fault in real-time to
collect diverse information from different parts of the networks and infer
the cause of failure.

About Internet2

Internet2, owned by U.S. research universities, is the world’s most advanced
networking consortium for global researchers and scientists who develop
breakthrough Internet technologies and applications and spark tomorrow’s
essential innovations. Internet2, consists of more than 350 U.S.
universities; corporations; government agencies; laboratories; higher
learning; and other major national, regional and state research and education
networks; and organizations representing more than 50 countries. Internet2 is
a registered trademark.

Todd Sedmak
Communications Manager

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