National Research and Education Network

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National Research and Education Network

Commonly called NREN. An Internet service provider for educational and research institutions. New protocols are often introduced on NRENs before they are used on other ISPs.
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This conference is about creating connections for these emerging markets, or NRENs.
We're the GCC's first dual stack network, so we offer IPv6 from the network all the way around all the other NRENs around the world," he adds.
The program has brought more than 25 fellows-mainly network engineers, technologists and project managers-from NSRC-supported countries to Internet2 meetings to connect with leaders from around the world who are currently operating successful NRENs or other advanced technology programs.
In a first phase, the following NRENs will use Cybertrust's solution: ACOnet (Austria), CARNet (Croatia), CESNET (Czech Republic), RENATER/CRU (France), RedIRIS (Spain), SURFnet (the Netherlands), SWITCH (Switzerland) and UNI(C (Denmark).
A recent report by McClure, Ryan, Lauterbach, and Moen (1992), examining the present and future of public libraries and the Internet/ NREN (National Research and Education Network), recommends that public libraries play a vital role in providing access for the public to networked information resources.
With an agreement between the selected Economic Operator and the NREN, describing the conditions under which the provider may deliver the services to the individual end users.
Thus user-based research is important in planning for the NREN and the NII.
0 and WS-Federation, and created a 'federation router' that accepts and translates assertions in any supported protocol," said Hans Zandbelt with SURFnet, the organization that develops, implements and maintains the Netherlands' NREN.
In addition, he notes the growth of electronic journals, specialized networks - such as NASA's Mission to Planet Earth - campuswide networks, electronic imaging and virtual libraries, and national network development - such as the NREN (National Research Education Network) (p.
Drivers identified include the entry of new players and utilities providing fibre optic infrastructure, market creation by the NREN segment, and new enterprise demand.
DANTE requires providers who can exchange traffic at a number of points across the GEANT network either directly with NRENs or via the nearest GEANT node to the NREN.
Under the project, Qwest will expand the NREN network from five sites to eight of NASA's major research sites including, for the first time, NASA headquarters in Washington, D.