Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview

Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:

Using eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: http://goo.gl/bXO6x and http://goo.gl/UDz37

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Internet2 and NOAA Partner To Provide New High Capacity National Research Network for Climate Research

Internet2 and NOAA Partner To Provide New High Capacity National Research
Network

New NWave Network To Support 80 Terabytes of Climate Research Data Per Day

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – July 13, 2010 - Internet2 and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced a partnership to deploy a
highly reliable, high capacity nationwide network that will serve to
significantly enhance the capabilities of NOAA’s researchers and their
partners across the country.

Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the new
high capacity research network called "NWave” will be built on a set of
10-Gigabit per second dedicated waves on the national Internet2 Network. The
network waves will be used to provide dedicated, high speed, and high
capacity connection between climate and weather researchers and NOAA’s key
high performance computing sites across the nation.

Climate scientists around the country leverage these HPC resources to
understand, predict, and explain changes in climate. This is accomplished by
developing and applying state-of-the-art, computationally intensive coupled
climate models for advancing climate research, predicting climate from weeks
to decades, and projecting future climate out to several centuries. These
climate predictions and projections are expected to generate approximately 80
terabytes of data per day to support decision makers regionally to globally
with timely and authoritative information. NWave provides the critical high
capacity network links that can support these large data flows between sites
as well as provide the capabilities to allow NOAA scientists the ability to
easily share computational resources with the U.S. Department of Energy and
other U.S. government agencies.

“NOAA is world leader in understanding and predicting the earth’s environment
through its global network of observations, advanced modeling, and weather
and climate research,” said Joe Klimavicz, CIO and director of high
performance computing and communications at the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration. “This new high speed research network will
greatly increase our ability to transparently access large volumes of higher
resolution and more complex climate and weather analyses, predictions and
projections.“

“The Internet2 community is excited to be an enabler of NOAA’s critical
climate and weather research. The Internet2 Network will connect researchers
across the country to the high-performance computing resources that are an
absolute requirement for the kinds of distributed, collaborative
environmental observations and analyses that will unleash the next wave of
discoveries about our natural world,” said Rob Vietzke, Internet2 executive
director of network services.

NWave will be backed by the operational expertise of the Indiana University
Global Research Network Operations Center (GRNOC), which will provide
24x7x365 professional network support as it does for the Internet2 Network
and other advanced research and education networks in the country.

ABOUT INTERNET2

Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and
education community. An exceptional partnership spanning U.S. and
international institutions who are leaders in the worlds of research,
academia, industry and government, Internet2 is developing breakthrough
cyberinfrastructure technologies that support the most exacting applications
of today—and spark the most essential innovations of tomorrow. Led by its
members and focused on their current and future networking needs since 1996,
Internet2 blends its human, IP and optical networks to develop and deploy
revolutionary Internet technologies. Activating the same partnerships that
produced today’s Internet, our community is forging the Internet of the
future. For more information, see http://www.internet2.edu.

ABOUT NOAA

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth’s environment, from the
depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our
coastal and marine resources. For more information, visit
http://www.noaa.gov.

Contact;
Lauren Rotman
202 331 5345
lauren@internet2.edu

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