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The Emergence Of The National Research And Education Network (NREN) And Its Implications For American Telecommunications
Author(s): Joel H. Maloff
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Paper Abstract

"The nation which most completely assimilates high performance computing into its economy will very likely emerge as the dominant intellectual, economic, and technological force in the next century", Senator Albert Gore, Jr., May 18, 1989, while introducing Senate Bill 1067, "The National High Performance Computer Technology Act of 1989". A national network designed to link supercomputers, particle accelerators, researchers, educators, government, and industry is beginning to emerge. The degree to which the United States can mobilize the resources inherent within our academic, industrial and government sectors towards the establishment of such a network infrastructure will have direct bearing on the economic and political stature of this country in the next century. This program will have significant impact on all forms of information transfer, and peripheral benefits to all walks of life similar to those experienced from the moon landing program of the 1960's. The key to our success is the involvement of scientists, librarians, network designers, and bureaucrats in the planning stages. Collectively, the resources resident within the United States are awesome; individually, their impact is somewhat more limited. The engineers, technicians, business people, and educators participating in this conference have a vital role to play in the success of the National Research and Education Network (NREN).

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963441
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Joel H. Maloff, CICNet, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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