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New Internet2 Land Speed Record Set

Internet2 today announced that an international team set a new Internet2 Land Speed Records (I2-LSR) in both the IPv6 and IPv4 single and multi-stream categories. This record marks the
fourth time a University of Tokyo-lead team has achieved an Internet2 Land Speed record. As an open and ongoing competition for the highest-bandwidth, end-to-end networks, Internet2 LSR awards represent the fastest rate at which data is transferred multiplied by the distance traveled.

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Super Network Supports Supercomputing 2005

For the first time ever in a real-world environment, Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) and its strategic partners have brought together more than one-half terabit per second (i.e., 500 gigabits per second) of bandwidth in deploying SCinet, the very high performance network built to support Supercomputing 2005 (SC¦05) in Seattle. The network is provisioned through multiple dark fiber strands brought by the University of Washington from the convention center to major telecommunications facilities in the city.

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Success in the first Japan-Europe Remote Jazz Jam Session Using Uncompressed HDTV Imagery and Internet Metronome

WIDE Project, on September 21 succeeded in an experiment to perform a remote jazz jam session between Japan and Europe linking an event site at EXPO 2005 Aichi and SARA in Amsterdam, the Netherlands using uncompressed HDTV video imagery. The jazz session incorporated one of the research themes of the next generation Internet, Light Path, and was conducted with the cooperation of numerous global research and development networks including IEEAF, PNW Gigapop, CA*net4, MANLAN and SURFnet. Provisioned Light Paths were established between Japan and Europe and were used to transmit the uncompressed HDTV video streams. These extremely high-quality video images were used to present the live performance of jazz musicians at the EXPO Dome and the Netherlands.

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Amy PhilipsonWIDE
PNWGP Membership in PRAGMA Unanimously Approved

In a message from PRAGMA's Steering Committee Chair Peter Arzberger, Jacqueline Brown, PNWGP's Executive Director for International Partnerships, learned that the committee unanimously approved PNWGP's application for institutional membership on May 4, 2005 at the PRAGMA 8 Workshop in Singapore. Brown and Jim DeRoest, Director of Streaming Media Technologies for the University of Washington and the ResearchChannel, attended the PRAGMA 8 Workshop.

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Amy PhilipsonPRAGMA
International Collaboration results in successful transfer of Huygens space probe data from Australian telescopes to the Netherlands

Nine organisations from four countries, with AARNet, Australia's Academic & Research Network, providing a coordinating role, were involved in the successful electronic transfer to the Netherlands of data collected by Australian telescopes from the Huygens space probe as it plunged through the clouds of Titan on 14 January 2005.

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Amy PhilipsonAARNet
World's longest native 10Gigabit Ethernet connection established between Japan, and CERN Switzerland across research networks in United States, Canada, The Netherlands, and Japan

Engineers in Japan, Canada, United States, The Netherlands, and CERN Switzerland completed the worlds longest native 10Gigabit Ethernet circuit for the transmission of data from the Japanese Data Reservoir project to the CERN research center in Geneva, Switzerland. The length of this light path is approximately 18,500 km and spans 17 time zones.

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Amy PhilipsonWIDE, GLIF
PNWGP Circular, September 2003

OC-192 Abilene Backbone Connection to Pacific Northwest Completed
Pacific Wave Welcomes SingAREN and GEMnet
Comotiv Systems Joins Portland Research and Education Network
10GbE Connections to Pacific Wave Now Available
TransPacific High Definition Streaming Demo for APAN Busan Meeting
Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in Indianapolis October 2003

Current PNWGP and Pacific Wave Participants

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Amy PhilipsonPacific Wave, APAN
PNWGP Circular, September 2002

PRICE REDUCTION ON COMMODITY INTERNET SERVICES
PNWGP UPGRADES COMMODITY INTERNET CIRCUITS
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SETS INTERNET2 LAND SPEED RECORD
PACIFIC WAVE JOINS APAN
PACIFIC WAVE AND IPv6
NEW INTERNET ROUTING REGISTRY POLICY IN EFFECT OCTOBER 1
PNWGP EXPANDS PEERING RELATIONSHIPS
INTERNET2 FALL MEMBER MEETING IN LOS ANGELES OCTOBER 2002
CURRENT PNWGP AND PACIFIC WAVE PARTICIPANTS

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New Intercontinental Internet Performance Records Set in Internet2 Land Speed Record Competition

An international team set a new record for Internet performance by transferring the equivalent of an entire compact disc's contents across more than 7608 miles (12,272 km) of network in 13 seconds. The rate of 401 megabits per second achieved in transferring 625 megabytes of data from Fairbanks, Alaska to Amsterdam in the Netherlands is over 8000 times greater than the fastest dial-up modem.

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Worldwide Next Generation Internet to be Established for Reasearch and Education

Key leaders in advanced networking announced today the formation of the Global Terabit Research Network (GTRN) - an international partnership to establish a true worldwide next generation Internet to interconnect national and multinational high-speed research and education networks. The partnership initially involves North America through Internet2 in the US and CANARIE in Canada, and Europe through the NREN Consortium. Participation of the Asia Pacific and other regions is expected soon.

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