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Initially, Internet2 will make use of existing national networks, such as the National Science Foundation's vBNS
. Eventually, Internet2 will use other high-speed networks to connect all of its members to one another and to other research organizations.
Many Alliance partners are connected to the vBNS
; others have been approved for connection; and the remaining partners will submit connection proposals in the near future [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].
The same set of parallel engines can drive up to 16 high-resolution screens, unified into a "Great Wall of Power" fed by shared-memory, 100MB/sec Fibre Channel disks (stored data) or the vBNS
net- work (computed data).
As high-speed follow-ons to the current commercial Internet emerge (vBNS
, Internet-2, and NGI), the Cosmology team can help drive integration of distributed heterogeneous computing resources the Distributed Computing ET team is configuring into the Grid.
Current carrier backbones as well as the vBNS
(Internet backbone) typically carry data, voice, and some http web traffic .
Today's experimental high-speed networks, such as the Very High-speed Backbone Network Service (vBNS
) connecting the NSF supercomputer centers and other sites and the I-Way, a onetime networking event, are a preview of both the promise and pitfalls of constructing a metasystem.