Stanford University is proud to be one of over 170 member universities leading the Internet2 project. In cooperation with research leaders in industry and government, the Internet2 universities are developing advanced, high-speed networks and a new generation of research and teaching applications that will exploit greatly expanded network capabilities. Specifically, Internet2 provides the greatest benefit to applications that require high speeds and/or miminal transmission delays (“low latency”). A core part of the Internet2 project objective is to rapidly share the new services and applications it makes possible with the broader research, education, and Internet communities around the world.
Stanford connects to other Internet2 sites automatically via its links to — and participation in — the CalREN-2 and Abilene networks. (Access to high bandwidth is provided whenever a user at one Internet2 site addresses a resource at another Internet2 site.) CalREN-2, the first project launched by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), is a research-level network that supports connection speeds up to 622Mbps with other CalREN-2 or Internet2 sites. Similarly, Abilene is an advanced backbone network operated by the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) to support Internet2 member universities. Stanford is a founding member of both CENIC and UCAID.
The Projects and Internet2 Technical Informationlinks at left will take you to:
- a page that summarizes — and provides links to — the research endeavors at Stanford that are currently taking advantage of the University’s Internet2 participation; and
- a page of technical slides that graphically represent Stanford’s local and regional Internet2 topologies.