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Internet2

The second generation of the Internet, initially developed by a consortium of more than 200 universities, private companies and the U.S. government. Formed in 1997, Internet2 was not developed for commercial use or to replace the Internet but is the reincarnation of it, intended primarily for research. Whereas the Internet was first designed to exchange text, Internet2 was designed for full-motion video and 3D animations.

Originally named UCAID (University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development), Internet2 spawned the Abilene backbone and eventually the first nationwide 100 Gigabit Ethernet network. See Abilene, UCAID and vBNS.
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The Internet2 project officially started in October 1996, when 34 research universities banded together to build a next-generation Internet that would be 100 to 1,000 times faster than the existing Internet.
Some institutional departments that have developed their own IT solutions are generating revenue--and offsetting maintenance costs--by selling subscriptions to departments on other campuses, says Waggener at Internet2.
techman responds: I can tell you this much: Don't type "internet2 status 2004" in Google and expect to get a reasonable answer!
Internet2 allows for two-way communication quickly and high-definition video sent faster than the typical Internet connection.
Internet2 promises a speedier, more sophisticated network that provides an environment where first- and second-generation Internet users can coexist as they transmit or receive data, video and audio on demand.
* The University Corporation For Advanced Internet Development (UCAID, http://www.ucaid.edu) is billed as the "official site of the project to develop advanced applications and networking capabilities to meet academia's research and education mission in the 21st century." Internet2 can be reached at http://www.internet2.edu and is one of the best general resources on the project.
perfSONAR has been developed through an international collaboration led by Internet2, ESnet, Indiana University, and GEeANT.
Internet2 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have confirmed the selection of six proposals by an external academic review panel for the first phase of the Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS) project that was first announced in November 2018, the company said.
Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Internet2, a computer networking consortium, have partnered with commercial cloud providers including GCP, to accelerate scientific discoveries and promote collaboration.
Vodafone, NYSERNet, Internet2, GRnet and CESNET will be first to trial Voyager, expanding their coverage areas through scalable, flexible optical transport networks

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