The Campus Network - Fat Pipe or Obstacle Course
Chair: Michael Walsh, Kerna Communications, Ireland
Many researchers now have access to high performance backbone networks, engineered to deliver a high level of end-to-end performance. However, in practice the end-users experience of network performance is significantly poorer than expected even where an advanced campus network has been developed. The Internet2 End-to-End Performance Initiative is aimed at improving network performance through both campus and wide area networks.
At the same time, campus network managers are introducing wireless infrastructures to complement the cabled "home run" to the laboratory and desktop. While primarily focused on mobility, similar expectations of performance and reliability will arise.
7B1 Internet2 End-to-End Performance Initiative,
or Fat Pipes Are Not Enough
Ted Hanss, Internet2, United States of America
Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 79kb)
7B2 The Göttingen Wireless LAN
Gerhard Schneider, University of Göttingen, Germany
Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 1930kb)