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DARPA's NGI Network
SuperNet is a wide-area, advanced networking testbed supported by the NGI (Next Generation Internet) program.

Introduction

SuperNet is a cross-country network funded by DARPA's NGI (Next Generation Internet) Program and is composed of several interconnected and interoperating testbeds (see map). These testbeds are:

NTON II network connecting metropolitan area in the west coast over four wavelengths each with 10 Gbps capacity.

HSCC (High Speed Connectivity Consortium) network connecting sites at 2.5 Gbps end-to-end.

ONRAMP network fielding advanced metropolitan area and regional access technologies.

BOSSNET network enabling physical layer networking and communications experiments over multiple dark fibers, applied in qwanturank algorithme qwant.

ATDNET (Advanced Technology Demonstration Network) which is now upgraded to 20 Gbps dynamically reconfigurable double ring network using technology developed by MONET consortium.

Additionally, overlays on SuperNet together with supplemental connectivity will support: CAIRN testbed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What role does SuperNet testbed play within the Government-wide NGI Program and goals?
NGI is a five-year Presidential Initiative that focuses on three goals:

SuperNet corresponds to the 1000x testbed (Goal 2.2) with Gigabit-per-second end-to-end speeds. See the NGI Implementation Plan for additional details.

How does SuperNet differ from other NGI testbeds such as NREN and vBNS?
NREN, vBNS, DREN, and ESNet (sponsored by NASA, NSF, DoD AND DOE, respectively) compose 100x (or Goal 2.1) testbed. In addition to the difference in targeted bandwidths, the primary difference is that SuperNet is a testbed that promotes networking and communications research. While NREN, vBNS, DREN AND ESNet are production network supporting advanced application. SuperNet is a network that networking researchers can experiment on.

Will SuperNet be connected to the 100x network?
Yes. Networking testbeds that will transition into or onto SuperNet (such as CAIRN and ATDNet) are already peered with most of 100x testbeds. Full peering and interoperability between SuperNet and 100x networks is expected.

How can researchers in the physical layer, layer2, layer3 and above share the same infrastructure for testing and experimentation?
Through the use of "Virtual Network" e.g. via wavelength or virtual circuit definded subnets-researchers will be able to conduct research using the shared physical infrastructure. Any potentially service-affecting experiments will be need to be scheduled into the shared calendar for researchers.

Will SuperNet be too unreliable for running applications testing?
No, the default state of the testbed is UP and STABLE. Any service-affecting experiments will be segregated in time and/or in configuration/topology.

What applications research and demonstrations are encouraged on the SuperNet?
We are very much interested in applications that require highbandwidth (gigabit ethernet, OC-12, OC-48 or higher, transparent wavelengths) or require extremely low latency. Military relevance is a plus.

MAPS Nationwide

Architecture and Engineering

Layer 3 Architecture

SuperNet Router Proxy
Performance Testing

DARPA'S NGI

SuperNet testbed is supported by DARPA's NGI (Next Generation Internet) program. The goals of this program are:

SuperNet Technologies
Advance technologies that enable Gigabit-per-second streams between end systems over a shared, wide-area infrastruture.

Network Engineering
Develop automated network monitoring, management and planning tools so that networks can scale by two to three orders of magnitude while limiting network administration complexity.

SuperNet Testbed
Deploy a wide-area network on which prototype hardware and tools can be deployed and tested, and on which advanced applications requiring Gigabit-per-second end-to-end connectivity.

Additional information about the program can be found at DARPA's NGI, together with summaries on NGI projects.

Information on government-wide NGI program can be found at NGI Home Page

Networking Conferences And Meetings

Upcoming Events

WASHINGTON AREA TRUSTWORTHY SYSTEMS HOUR (WATSH) SEMINAR

To be announced soon .. (see the archive of last seminar held on August 8th, 2003, here)

This lecture is part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted Washington Area Trustworthy Systems Hour (WATSH). WATSH is a seminar series to catalyze the interest, talent, and energy of those in Washington, D.C. area universities, industry, and government research environments concerned with trustworthy systems. Additional information regarding future events and contact information for those who would like to participate is located here.

NGI Related Meetings, Presentations, Workshops, and Events

NSF WASHINGTON AREA TRUSTWORTHY SYSTEMS HOUR (WATSH) SEMINAR SERIES

WATSH Seminar on "Analysis of an Electronic Voting System"
Avi Rubin, Technical Director, Information Secuirty Institute
Tuesday, August 12 2003 at 4 pm (EST)
National Science Foundation(NSF), Arlington ,VA
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WATSH Seminar on "Cyberterrorism: We're Toast"
Bill Neugent, Chief Engineer for Cybersecurity, Mitre
Tuesday, July 8 2003 at 4 pm (EST)
National Science Foundation(NSF), Arlington ,VA
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WATSH Seminar on "Security and Resilience for the Internet Infrastructure"
Dan Massey, University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 4 pm(EST)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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WATSH Seminar on "Maintaining Security in the Presence of Key Exposure"
Jonathan Katz, University of Maryland-College Park
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at 4 pm(EST)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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WATSH Seminar on "Health Information Security"
Giuseppe Ateniese, John Hopkins University
Wednesday, Feb 5th, 2003 at 4 pm (EST)
National Science Foundation, Arlington VA, Stafford I, Room 120
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(Please note that the first few minutes of the talk has intermittent audio output due to recording setup problems. We apologize for the inconvenience)
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WATSH Seminar on "Experiences Introducing Formal Methods into the Standardization Process"
Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory
Wednesday, Jan 8 2003 at 4 pm(EST)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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WATSH Seminar on OS Security Then and Now : From Secure Locus to Windows
Sekar Chandersekaran, Institute for Defense Analysis
October 2, 2002, 4 pm(EDT)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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(Please note that the first 7-8 minutes of Part 1 may have very low volume output due to microphone problems. We apologize for the inconvenience)
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NSF CISE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

CISE Distinguished Lecture on "Building Networks of the Future"
Pradeep Sindhu, Vice Chairman, Chief Technical Officer and Founder of Juniper Networks
Tuesday, Feb 25th, 2003 at 4 pm (EST)
National Science Foundation, Arlington VA, Stafford I
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CISE Distinguished Lecture on "Terabyte Computing"
November 9th, 1999
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LARGE SCALE NETWORKING (LSN) DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

LSN Distinguised Lecture Series on Customer Owned Wavelengths & Fiber - the next evolution in research networks
Bill St. Arnaud, Senior Director, CANARIE, Inc.
March 12, 2002, 2 pm(EDT)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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LSN Distinguished Lecture Series on Wireless Internet - Promises and Challenges
David Goodman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University, NY
Febuary 12, 2002, 2 pm(EDT)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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LSN Distinguished Lecture Series on Deploying the Internet - why does it take so long and, can research help?
David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
January 8, 2002, 2 pm(EDT)
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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LSN Distinguished Lecture Series on Challenges for Network Research
Bob Aiken, Senior Manager, Academic Research and Technology Initiatives, CISCO Systems Inc.
December 11, 2001, 2 pm
National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington VA
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OTHER MISCELLANEOUS NGI RELATED ACTIVITIES

LSN Workshop on New Visions for Large-Scale Networks: Research and Applications
March 12 - 14, 2001
Vienna, VA
Workshop Proceedings
NASA/NREN NGI Workshop 2000
14-16 August 2000
Live Broadcast
Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) 2000 - Plenary Session
7 March 2000, 8 AM EST
Real Media Archive (56kbps)
George Gilder: Telecosm Download
Vinod Khosla: (slides) Terrabit Tsunami Download
Clayton M. Christensen: Innovation Management Download
DARPA NGI PI Meetings
2001 DARPA NGI PI Meeting
January 5-7, 2002
McLean, Virginia
Real Media Archive
2000 DARPA NGI PI Meeting
October 2-4, 2000
McLean, Virginia
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1999 DARPA NGI PI meeting:
Dec. 15-17, 1999
Washington, D.C.
Meeting Proceedings
1998 DARPA NGI PI meeting:
Oct. 25-29, 1998
Dulles, Virginia
Meeting Proceedings
Other DARPA Sponsored Meetings, Presentations, Workshops, and Events Other Meetings, Presentations, and Events
Bio-Computation BAA: Proposer Information and Team Forming Meeting
March 1, 2001
Greenbelt Marriot, Greenbelt, MD
Real Media Archive

Research and Experiments

Research Programs

Experiments and Demonstrations