Jim Duffey writes that the Internet2 high-bandwidth network consortium designed to support collaborative ventures between universities, government research agencies and businesses, is ready to step up into the big data realm.
For Big Data, the Innovation Platform will allow member institutions to keep pace with the exponential growth in massive datasets generated by scientific research conducted by collaborative researchers in U.S. labs and universities. But Vietzke also expects advances similar to those in the university environments that created Google and Facebook to possibly emerge from use of the Innovation Platform.
The Internet2 consortium hopes to eventually deliver an enhanced network that can handle big data sets. Read the Full Story.