I'm in the process of writing this year's annual report
for the I2 project at UVM and I would like to include
a list of "typical" and "atypical" uses of I2 at UVM.
Since internet2 is "ubiquitous" - anytime we use the
internet to connect to ANY internet2 university, we're
using I2, without being aware of it. Here are some
scenarios that might help you classify your use if I2.
1. using datasets from other institutions ... e.g. for
datamining, for scientific analysis, etc. The data
sets don't have to be organized in a database.
2. publishing datasets. e.g. at UVM, the Vermont Center
for Geographic Information (sp?) publishes a large
map collection with file sizes typically ranging from
1 - 10 mbytes.
3. using remote online resources. e.g. supercomputing,
visualization services, instrumentation services, etc.
4. hosting remote services.
5. peer-to-peer sessions. e.g. sharing data, files,
processing, etc with a colleague at another site.
Here the data is not "public" and is generally not
available. Research data sets would be a common
use of something like this.
6. streaming-media services. e.g. video conferencing,
remote sensing, where the data is more flow bassed
than "set" based.
7. Others you might think of.
Please feel free to pass these questions on to your departmental
colleagues ... either here or, yes, at other institutions.