Session: M14: Customer Owned Networks: Strategy, Implementation, and Example
  Title: M14: Customer Owned Networks: Strategy, Implementation, and Example
  Chair: Wiliam Kirk Nickless (Argonne National Lab )
  Time: Monday, November 17, 1:30PM - 5:00PM
  Rm #: 18
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Bill Nickless (Argonne National Laboratory), Tony Rimovsky (NCSA)
   
  Description:
  Content-Level: 30% Introductory 70% Intermediate 0% Advanced

Abstract: Within the past 5 years, the research, education, and technical computing community has deployed regional optical networks, which utilize Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology to interconnect sites and resources. These networks can provide several advantages over circuits provided by the telecommunications industry, particularly related to direct costs and flexibility.

The first section of this tutorial (Strategy) will explore the strategic challenges involved in planning the deployment of an optical network. The second section (Implementation) will explore the technology and practices needed to create such an optical network. Much of the discussion will surround experiences and continuing challenges in the State of Illinois I-WIRE project.
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