Report of the Interagency Optical Network Testbeds Workshop 2 September 12-14, 2006 NASA Ames Research Center

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A new generation of optical networking services and technologies is rapidly changing the world of communications. National and international networks are implementing optical services to supplement traditional packet routed services. On September 12-14, 2005, the Optical Network Testbeds Workshop 2 (ONT2), an invitation-only forum hosted by the NASA Research and Engineering Network (NREN) and co-sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The aim of ONT2 was to help the Federal Large Scale Networking Coordination Group (LSN) and its Joint Engineering Team (JET) to coordinate testbed and network roadmaps describing ... continued below

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desJardins, Joe Mambretti Richard May 1, 2006.

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A new generation of optical networking services and technologies is rapidly changing the world of communications. National and international networks are implementing optical services to supplement traditional packet routed services. On September 12-14, 2005, the Optical Network Testbeds Workshop 2 (ONT2), an invitation-only forum hosted by the NASA Research and Engineering Network (NREN) and co-sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE), was held at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The aim of ONT2 was to help the Federal Large Scale Networking Coordination Group (LSN) and its Joint Engineering Team (JET) to coordinate testbed and network roadmaps describing agency and partner organization views and activities for moving toward next generation communication services based on leading edge optical networks in the 3-5 year time frame. ONT2 was conceived and organized as a sequel to the first Optical Network Testbeds Workshop (ONT1, August 2004, www.nren.nasa.gov/workshop7). ONT1 resulted in a series of recommendations to LSN. ONT2 was designed to move beyond recommendations to agree on a series of “actionable objectives” that would proactively help federal and partner optical network testbeds and advanced research and education (R&E) networks to begin incorporating technologies and services representing the next generation of advanced optical networks in the next 1-3 years. Participants in ONT2 included representatives from innovative prototype networks (Panel A), basic optical network research testbeds (Panel B), and production R&D networks (Panels C and D), including “JETnets,” selected regional optical networks (RONs), international R&D networks, commercial network technology and service providers (Panel F), and senior engineering and R&D managers from LSN agencies and partner organizations. The overall goal of ONT2 was to identify and coordinate short and medium term activities and milestones for researching, developing, identifying, evaluating, and implementing the services, technologies, and interoperability mechanisms required. The roadmaps were formulated and presented not so much to reconcile the roadmaps with each other but rather to provide a means to compare the major ongoing and planned optical networking activities in the R&E community, organized by categories of activities and communities of interest. In addition, a 5-15 year network research perspective was provided by Panel E, which presented a report on two recent National Science Foundation workshops that examined long term research goals and directions, and industry perspectives on forthcoming optical networking technologies and services were presented in Panel F by representatives from optical technologies and network services industries. The report, “Mapping a Future for Optical Networking and Communications” is available on the NSF website (www.nsf.gov), and the industry perspectives will be available on the ONT2 website.

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  • Report No.: ONT Report 2
  • Grant Number: FG02-05ER25714
  • DOI: 10.2172/911853 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911853
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc887852

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desJardins, Joe Mambretti Richard. Report of the Interagency Optical Network Testbeds Workshop 2 September 12-14, 2006 NASA Ames Research Center, report, May 1, 2006; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887852/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.