Workshop: R&E Community Investment in National-footprint Network Services Summary
In early January, 32 community members gathered with Internet2 staff in Tempe, AZ for the R&E Community Investment in National-footprint Network Services (RECINNS) Workshop to begin a community discussion around the development of requirements for community investment in future national-footprint infrastructure and services. Internet2 staff plan to build on this discussion with the community in the coming months. The attendees had submitted papers containing their thoughts about future requirements in response to a call for papers issued at the Internet2 Technology Exchange in September. The objectives of the workshop were to begin to engage the community in developing requirements for future infrastructure investments, and to articulate next steps for further discussion. The agenda included ten lightning talks from workshop participants whose paper submissions focused on one of the three areas: ecosystem integration, services and architecture. Talks were also provided by industry partners, Ciena, Juniper, Cisco, about the current technology landscape as well as impressions about the R&E community. Next the attendees chose one of two breakout sessions, either "supporting the academic enterprise" or "supporting data-intensive science and network research" for focused discussion. At the end of those discussions, there were report-outs from the two groups. As a result of the discussions, two working groups, one for “supporting the academic enterprise" and one for "supporting data-intensive science and network research" were formed to address the issues in more detail. Each of the two working groups will begin to meet in February. To join the conversation, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.