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Technical Requirements

 

Technology

 

Network Design, Engineering, and Management

 

Technical Committee Meetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

 

The MREN Technical Committee, led by Linda Winkler, MREN Technical Director, undertakes a wide range of projects, including those focused on setting technical directions, analysis of advanced application requirements (especially those of the major inter-organizational scientific research projects); evaluation of available and emerging technologies; network design, engineering, and management, including key aspects of network operations and performance measurement; advanced networking technology demonstrations; and joint development projects.

 

 

Technical Requirements

 In developing MREN, an important key, early decision was to design digital communication services that would meet a series of challenging goals. Even as those goals were met, a new series of challenges have appeared as MREN expands, supports an increasing number of advanced applications, enhances its interconnectivity to other regional networks, to national and to global networks, and incorporates leading-edge technology. The Technical Committee tracks these requirements and translates them into design and implementation specifications.

 

Technology

MREN is committed to being at the forefront of implementing the advanced networking technologies required to meet the needs of its constituencies. Consequently, the MREN Technical Committee undertakes evaluations of emerging and production advanced networking technologies. MREN undertakes cooperative projects that assist in guiding the design and implementation of such technologies.

 

Network Design, Engineering, and Management

The MREN Technical Director and others on the Technical Committee undertake specific projects related to advanced networking design, engineering and management. The MREN networking community has expressed a strong preference for shared development of innovative management concepts and network tools, but for basically distributed operations.

 

 

Technical Committee Meetings

Technical Committee attempts to meet periodically. The MREN Technical Director arranges for the meeting logistics and sets the agenda. For the past few years, there have been BOFs at the national Joint-Techs meetings.

 

 

 

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