National LambdaRail and Internet2 Communities Applaud FCC’s 1-Gigabit Per Second Broadband Goal for Community Anchor Institutions

Expansion of Existing Research and Education Networks Are Key to Accelerating FCC National Broadband Plan Vision

Cypress, CA and Ann Arbor, MI, March 16, 2010 –  The Internet2 and National LambdaRail (NLR) communities strongly commend the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for emphasizing the importance of providing advanced broadband to community anchor institutions in its National Broadband Plan. The FCC plan outlines the goal of providing these institutions with one Gigabit per second (Gbps) connections as well as support for the development of a “Unified Community Anchor Network” (UCAN) that could be built leveraging existing non-profit research and education networks like Internet2 and NLR and their partner regional networks. UCAN would be dedicated to providing high-capacity nationwide connections for universities, schools, libraries, community colleges, healthcare providers, public safety entities, public media and other “community anchor institutions” across the country.

The FCC plan recognizes that these institutions have broadband needs that are substantially different than the needs of residential consumers and require far different capabilities in order to fulfill their missions and spur economic growth and opportunity. As the FCC recognizes in its plan, the nation does not have to start from scratch to connect the over 200,000 community anchor institutions across the country.

The FCC National Broadband Plan states, “In the past, the connectivity needs of research institutions have been met by non-profit research and education (R&E) networks such as Internet2 and National LambdaRail. R&E networks played a central role in the development and growth of the Internet itself through ARPANET and later NSFNET. Today, similar R&E networks provide high-speed (10 Mbps-1 Gbps) connectivity to 66,000 community anchor institutions. But more can be done—it is estimated that only one-third of anchor institutions have access to an R&E network today. This model should be expanded to other community institutions . . . .  Expanding the R&E network model to other anchor institutions would offer tremendous benefits.”

Almost fifteen years ago, universities banded together to create a structure of university-led non-profit R&E networks at the national, regional and state levels. National R&E backbones operated by Internet2 and NLR together with over 30 regional R&E networks connect an estimated 66,000 community anchor institutions across the country with very high performance, open networks engineered to meet the vast bandwidth needs of these organizations.

As the FCC plan suggests, building on the extensive investment the research and education community has already made in national network infrastructure and leveraging the human expertise and collaborations they have already developed would greatly accelerate the delivery of UCAN to all of the nation’s community anchor institutions. The R&E community detailed such a recommendation in a filing to the FCC in January 2010.

Glenn Ricart, NLR president and CEO, said, “At NLR we’ve seen based on our own experience how state, regional and national networks can collaborate to create a seamless, national broadband platform that has helped produce a quantum leap in research and education productivity.  We applaud the FCC for recognizing that equipping our community anchor institutions with 1-Gigabit or higher connectivity to each other and to state and national resources will similarly enable our schools, libraries, healthcare providers and other community-based organizations to be more productive and to deliver an enhanced array of services.  NLR enthusiastically supports the FCC’s bold vision for a National Broadband Plan and stands ready to work with all parties to consider how the existing network assets and expertise of the research and education community can contribute to making UCAN a reality.”

Doug Van Houweling, Internet2 president and CEO, said, “For over twenty years, students, faculty and researchers in our community have been using emerging broadband technologies to work together in virtual classrooms and collaborate in global laboratories. The FCC’s National Broadband Plan will help enable the same life-changing technologies at community anchor institutions nationwide. We look forward to working with the FCC to ensure that this visionary plan benefits fully from the existing network investments, leading-edge applications development, and technical expertise residing in the research and education community.”

Peter Siegel, CIO and vice provost of Information & Educational Technology for the University of California Davis, said, “When we consider the wealth of data coming online from across the community—electronic medical records, vast sky survey and physics data, genome sequencing, as well as data on the natural forces that surround us—we are at a real tipping point, where researchers, policy makers, students, critical service providers, and health care workers will be able to generate and depend on timely, effective, and in many cases life saving, information that will be available instantly. The FCC’s clear vision and goals are the catalyst for moving us forward, by ensuring that the community anchor institutions are able to join together in a sustainable way to create, use, and build on these unprecedented and priceless sources of information.”

Robert Musgrove, president of Pine Technical College, said, “Our rural community & technical colleges are the anchor institutions that are critical in any effort to expand Internet2-level broadband into under-served rural communities. The FCC’s National Broadband Plan recognizes that reality and represents a major strategic step forward in bringing rural America onboard to realize the benefits of high speed Internet connectivity. A unified community anchor network is a solid and achievable tactic for this important strategy.”

Carol Willis, manager of the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN) which is dedicated to serving the K20 community in Texas, said, “The research and education community has for close to a decade promoted the use of advanced networks among the K20 community by providing state education networks access to nationwide research and education networks – creating, in essence, a ‘National Education Grid.’ A unified community anchor network that builds on this success represents an opportunity to not only reach many more community anchor institutions in the US but also expand the diverse collaborative community of K20 innovators and expertise developed by our national initiative and others.”

National Emergency Number Association CEO Brian Fontes said, “The transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 and emergency communications systems depends on access to specialized high-capacity broadband networks like those operated by the research and education community today. The development and availability of a community anchor network for public safety is an important step toward making a nationwide Next Generation 9-1-1 system a reality.”

Carla Smith, executive vice president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) said, “Providing reliable high speed broadband that builds on the success of the research and education community is critical to improving the quality, safety of – and access to – healthcare and is necessary to ensure the successful deployment of health information technology across the US.”

Dr. Timothy Lance, president and chair of NYSERNet, the regional research and education network serving the State of New York, said, “The FCC has embedded in policy the role that community anchor institutions and the networks that served them have played in advancing the state of the art of networking, from the first public use of the Internet protocol with NSFNET and creation of the original regional networks a quarter century ago, to building the first ISPs by the regionals shortly thereafter, to deployment of modern optical networks and network technologies today. This plan helps sustain the extraordinary symbiosis here between this research and education networking community and their mission driven ability to experiment with the network’s future, and the carrier and technology community with which we have worked.”

Christa Werle, electronic services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries in Washington state, said, “Increasingly, our patrons are coming to the library in search of media-rich interactive online content and experiences often not available in their homes. Simultaneously, in addition to traditional print resources, libraries are offering more downloadable and streaming content requiring robust broadband connectivity to access. Moving forward, the creation of UCAN will help libraries provide the online experiences that our students, job searchers, small-business owners, and families need and want.”

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About Internet2

Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and education community. An exceptional partnership spanning U.S. and international institutions who are leaders in the worlds of research, academia, industry and government, Internet2 is developing breakthrough cyberinfrastructure technologies that support the most exacting applications of today—and spark the most essential innovations of tomorrow. Led by its members and focused on their current and future networking needs since 1996, Internet2 blends its human, IP and optical networks to develop and deploy revolutionary Internet technologies. Activating the same partnerships that produced today’s Internet, our community is forging the Internet of the future. For more information, see http://www.internet2.edu.

About National LambdaRail (NLR)

Owned and operated by the U.S. research and education community and dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and educators, NLR is the innovation platform for some of the world’s most demanding research projects and a wide range of public-private partnerships.  NLR’s coast-to-coast, high-performance network infrastructure offers unrestricted usage and bandwidth, a choice of cutting-edge network services and applications, and customized support for individual researchers and projects.  For more information, please visit www.nlr.net.

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OnDemand April 19-21, 2010

OnDemand is where the top Internet companies disrupting the enterprise square off with the incumbent players pioneering cloud computing and SaaS. This two-and-a-half day executive event features high-level debates on how the Internet is disrupting how companies—from small businesses to large enterprises—create, store, distribute, analyze, and take advantage of their mission-critical data. Marc Benioff, an innovator who ignited the OnDemand revolution, will deliver a keynote address in 2010. OnDemand also showcases the top entrepreneurial CEOs who are revolutionizing the way the enterprise is radicalized by the Internet.

Who Attends

OnDemand attracts more than 600 of the leading members of the OnDemand computing ecosystem:

  • Founders and CEOs of emerging OnDemand companies
  • Chief business development and R&D officers
  • Directors of R&D
  • CTOs and CIOs
  • Private equity investors, venture investors, and investment bankers
  • Leading members of the professional services industry
  • Business and trade press, influential bloggers

Current OnDemand 2010 Program:

Monday, April 19, 2010
5:20pm Opening Night Remarks & Welcome
Co-host: Tony Perkins, Founder, AlwaysOn
Co-host: Arden Pennell, OnDemand Program Director, AlwaysOn
5:40pm Presenting the OnDemand 100

6:00pm

Keynote Address
Todd Bradley, EVP, Personal Systems Group; HP

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
9:15am
How has the Startup Model Changed in the Era of Open Source + Amazon S3 + SaaS?
Experienced investors describe how the Web-software era is changing how startups are founded, invested in, and grown

Gordon Ritter, General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
Ravi Mohan, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures
Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
10:00am
CEO Showcase Sessions

10:30am

Coffee Break


10:45am

Keynote Address
Business Execution in the Cloud. Accelerated.

Lars Dalgaard, CEO, SuccessFactors

11:15am
Who’s Keeping my Data Safe?
Security concerns are a barrier to adopting cloud services, and to ditching the company-run data center. Who can protect the information best and how?
12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Keynote Address
Marc Benioff, Chairman & CEO, Salesforce.com

1:30pm Succeeding in SaaS M&A
Moderator: Paul Kwan, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Seksom Suriyapa, VP Corporate Development, SuccessFactors
Charles Carmel, VP Corporate Development, Cisco Systems
John Somorjai, SVP Coporate Development & Strategy, Salesforce.com
Brad Rencher, SVP Business Operations, Omniture

2:15pm CEO Showcase Sessions


2:45pm


Video in the Enterprise
Ron Yekutiel, CEO, Kaltura


3:30pm

Break


4:00pm Cloud-Service Business Models that Win


4:45pm

CEO Showcase Sessions

5:45pm

Reception

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

9:15am

The $1 Billion OnDemand Networking Opportunity

10:00am

VC in Late-Stage OnDemand Companies : How to guide Growth Companies
Rory O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners
Byron Deeter, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Glenn Solomon, Partner, GGV Capital

10:45am

Break

11:00am Keynote Address
Success Strategies from the Business Cloud Playbook

Zach Nelson, CEO, NetSuite
11:20am The Cloud Customer: Who is Driving Business-App Adoption?
As price and end-user complexity drop, the market grows. Are consumers or the enterprise driving the market? Are department buyers helping biz apps make an end-run around the traditional direct sale to IT chiefs?
Zvi Guterman, CEO, CloudShare
Tien Tzuo, CEO, Zuora

12:05pm

Lunch

1:05pm

Fireside Chat: Going On-Demand
How Have Major Players Managed the Transition to SaaS?

Paul Kwan, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
CEO Software Firm, TBA

2:30pm The Fight for the Data Center—The Reigning Incumbents versus the Emerging Players

3:15pm Dissecting the Consumer Client Opportunity

4:00pm

Closing Remarks

The 2009 International Workshop on OpenMP, Dresden, Germany Presentations

Blue Program item titles are links to presentations

An Overview of OpenMP 3.0 Ruud van der Pas, Sun Microsystems
OpenMP Under The Hood Lei Huang, University of Houston
Tasking in OpenMP 3.0 Alejandro Duran, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
OpenMP In The Real World Christian Terboven/Dieter an Mey, RWTH Aachen University
Sun Studio OpenMP Compilers and Tools Ruud van der Pas, Sun Microsystems
OpenMP And Performance Ruud van der Pas, Sun Microsystems
Is OpenMP the right approach for future generation architectures? Jose Duato Marin, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Providing Observability for OpenMP 3.0 Applications Yuan Lin, Oleg Mazurov, Sun Microsystems
A Microbenchmark Suite for Mixed-mode OpenMP/MPI J.Mark Bull, James P. Enright, Nadia Ameer
Performance Profiling for OpenMP Tasks Karl Fuerlinger and David Skinner
Use of Cluster OpenMP with the Gaussian Quantum Chemistry Code: A Preliminary Performance Analysis Rui Yang, Jie Cai, Alistair Rendell, Ganesh Venkateshwara
Scalability of Gaussian 03 on SGI Altix: The Importance of Data Locality on CC-NUMA Architecture Roberto Gomperts, Michael Frisch, Jean-Pierre Panziera
Current developments in the Language Committee: the Future of OpenMP Bronis de Supinski, LLNL
Tile Reduction: the First Step Towards Tile Aware Parallelization in OpenMP Ge Gan, Xu Wang, Joseph Manzano, Guang R. Gao
A Proposal to Extend the OpenMP Tasking Model for Heterogeneous Architectures Eduard Ayguadé, Rosa M. Badia, Daniel Cabrera, Alejandro Duran, Marc Gonzalez, Francisco Igual, Daniel Jimenez, Jesus Labarta, Xavier Martorell, Rafael Mayo, Jose M. Perez, Enrique S. Quintana-Ort
Identifying Inter-Task Communication in a Shared Memory Programming Model Per Larsen, Sven Karlsson, Jan Madsen
Can OpenMP be extended to deal with Hardware Accelerator? François Bodin, CAPS Entreprise
Evaluating OpenMP 3.0 Run Time Systems on Unbalanced Task Graphs Stephen Olivier, Jan Prins
Dynamic Task and Data Placement over NUMA Architectures: an OpenMP Runtime Perspective François Broquedis, Nathalie Furmento, Brice Goglin, Raymond Namyst, Pierre-André Wacrenier
Scalability evaluation of barrier algorithms and OpenMP applications Ramachandra Nanjegowda, Oscar Hernandez, Barbara Chapman
Parallel Simulation of Bevel Gear Cutting Processes with OpenMP Tasks Paul Kapinos, Dieter an Mey
Evaluation of Multicore Processor for Embedded Systems by Parallel Benchmark Program using OpenMP Toshihiro Hanawa, Mitsuhisa Sato, Jinpil Lee, Takayuki Imada, Hideaki Kimura, Taisuke Boku

Personal Open Source MBA

03/17/2008 – Updated

Lately, as a strategist and systems architect, I’ve been researching the nexi and paradoxes in the areas of distance education, Work Over IP, open source|standards in healthcare and medical banking, and mba education. All the relevant hiring firms rhetorize that they value these kinds of insights. So it’s off to the Open Source Institute of Technology ( OSIT ).

Some of the current buzzword-informed curricula will probably include: cloud|grid|system of systems computing, SOA, MDA, Business Intelligence, Global Finance 2.0, Open Source Venture Funding, open community building, SWOT analysis, market growth matrix, five/six forces model, others ( categories will be added as I become interested — possibly from Curriki, DSpace, Wikipedia, Wikinomics, etc. ).

My "leveling courses" have been informed by these ( mainly audio ) works. Of course, I’ll be blogging my thesis. If you’d like to suggest helpful courses ( which the market appreciates { and this can be empirically demonstrated } ) please let me know.

Course One: SOA ( 09/05/2007 )

Based on primarily "SOA: Principles of Service Design" by Thomas Erl. Thomas was kind enough to forward a hard copy for a review on Conmergence Blog. Among other duties, he’s the Series Editor of the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series. I can tell you know I’m inclined to finish the complete series from my initial skim of SOA: PoSD. The book is also available via Safari. Stay tuned for actual insights. Index here.

Course Two: Obsoledge ( 09/10/2007 )

Based primarily on the Tofflers’ "Revolutionary Wealth" I’m especially filtering in terms of how these insights can predict the affects of the open source, global co-opetition model on the legacy packaged software and professional services industries ( yep, specifically in the healthcare realm, both administrative and clinical ).

Course Three: Behavioralytics ( 03/17/2008 )

Explorations into the interactions of web analytics (awstats, google analytics, webtrends, etc.), statistics (R for now), and interactive financial reporting (xbrl). Standardized data standards allows for "interoperancy" thru the full product|service cycle.

LinkedIn Open Groups (and Others) Invites

Mine:

ebXML group:
ebXML group on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/3697/558490764F04

Medical Banking group:
To promote the latent integration of banking technology, infrastructure and credit with healthcare administrative and clinical operations on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/74285/183D9F20CD6D

Open Education group:
Open Educational Resources group on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/3792/2D78871E6B23

Open GRID group:
This is a group to promote the intersection of open source, open standards, cloud, grid, mesh, portable data, semantic web, web services and high performance computing.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/48334/30F0096943F3

Open HealthCare group:
This is a group to promote the intersection of open source, open standards and HealthCare.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/3102/63B2164D6495

Open Journalism group:
Promoting distributed and open news.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/83191/1AB6226B21C9

Open Mobile group:
For those interested in Open Mobile solutions (open source, open standards) and convergence.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/61471/3BA5D1187C3C

Open VOIP group:
Boosting open source telecomm and open voip standards such as enum, sip, etc
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/45575/01AA294A5522

Project Net-Work group:
Promoting the adoption of distance education, telemedicine, telework, ip-based collaborative work spaces, and results-only work environments.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/65992/4EB9AF50D90E

Technology Nashville group:
Promoting a technology economy in Nashville and Tennessee. Networking tech professionals, angels, venture capitalists, public and private institutions, start ups, etc.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/86813/285B3901FAF9

World Convention group:
World Convention (Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ) group on LinkedIn.
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/3419/03F9866A9A02

Kevin Bittorie:
Nashville Technology Council
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/51917/2FAEE238F40E

Jay Deragon:
WirelessFactor group:
https://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/2312/1D90E714F553/

Robin West: 
Building Tennessee!
http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/153808/7BB7FC4DD952

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