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The NASA Science Internet: An integrated approach to networkingAn integrated approach to building a networking infrastructure is an absolute necessity for meeting the multidisciplinary science networking requirements of the Office of Space Science and Applications (OSSA) science community. These networking requirements include communication connectivity between computational resources, databases, and library systems, as well as to other scientists and researchers around the world. A consolidated networking approach allows strategic use of the existing science networking within the Federal government, and it provides networking capability that takes into consideration national and international trends towards multivendor and multiprotocol service. It also offers a practical vehicle for optimizing costs and maximizing performance. Finally, and perhaps most important to the development of high speed computing is that an integrated network constitutes a focus for phasing to the National Research and Education Network (NREN). The NASA Science Internet (NSI) program, established in mid 1988, is structured to provide just such an integrated network. A description of the NSI is presented.
Document ID
19910017727
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Rounds, Fred (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Proceedings of the Second Annual NASA Science Internet User Working Group Conference
Subject Category
DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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