Stanford, Indiana, Internet2 create global research network

April 26, 2011, 12:00 a.m.


The Clean Slate Program at Stanford has paired up with Indiana University and Internet2, a research and education consortium, to create the Network Development and Deployment Initiative (NDDI), a partnership that aims to provide a network platform to support global scientific research.

Under this initiative, the group plans to create a new Internet2 service called the Open Science, Scholarship and Services Exchange (OS3E), which will link groups such as the Gigabit European Academic Network (GEANT) and the Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE).

OS3E will enable researchers to test new Internet protocols and architectures and will also allow scientists to accelerate research with collaborators worldwide by facilitating data exchange.

These platforms will support projects that involve the global exchange of massive datasets in fields such as radio astronomy and climate modeling. The network plans to support the National Science Foundation’s Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project as well.

Some services from this project are expected by fall of 2011.

— Ivy Nguyen

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