Through its involvement with Internet2 and the national research community, MAGPI is able to explore new developments in network and educational technologies that help member institutions to become more productive, and in some cases, reduce costs. The distribution of knowledge may be in the form of sharing network performance tools and helping troubleshoot issues from firewalls, filters, and other protocols that can affect video throughput, or providing updates on the latest developments in Middleware, IPv6 addressing, or Multicast protocols. MAGPI provides professional development for its member institutions in several formats and offers opportunities for participation in regional and national technical working groups and initiatives.
Discover the possibilities for the Technical Community through MAGPI.
The Philadelphia Orchestra worked with MAGPI using Digital Video Transport System (DVTS) as a transmission protocol for their Global Concert Series in 2008. Since then, they have become leaders in developing high end video and audio content and pushed the envelope for Multicast capabilities around the world. Two government research facilities on the Princeton campus in New Jersey are using a MAGPI optically designed network to share dark fiber with 10 Gbps circuits to Internet2. Within education, MAGPI runs periodic professional development seminars that not only explain how to get the most out of your interactive videoconferencing sessions, but explain the network characteristics and effects of firewalls and other performance issues.
MAGPI and Dynamic Circuit Networks.
Overcoming the short term, high capacity bandwidth requirement
A new service offering from Internet2 called “Dynamic Circuit Networks” gives MAGPI the ability to provide from 1Gbps to 10 Gbps of bandwidth from an appropriately connected institution in PA, NJ, or DE to another similarly connected site in the United States and even specific locations in Europe. Campuses of universities and research facilities can dynamically create these pathways for limited periods of time and then disconnect the circuit when the application is finished. This resolves issues such as the research requirement for large amounts of bandwidth, but limits the financial responsibility to the length of the transmission. Once the internal infrastructure is created, institutions can share this high capacity access for minimal cost and effort. The University of Pennsylvania has requested this service for downloading very large files to their High Energy Physics Department from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland.