TERENA Networking Conference 2001    

Session 7B

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)



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