Overview of MAGIC-II
The objective of MAGIC-II is to build on the work and facilities of MAGIC-I to solve these scaling problems in the context of an application that uses geo-referenced datasets and image browsing for interactive data fusion and 3-D visualization. The result will be an information system with much functionality, great extensibility, and wide applicability.
The core of the MAGIC-II network is the MAGIC-I facilities, a switched ATM internetwork comprising SONET OC-48 trunks with links to ATM LANs at five sites. This internetwork, augmented with wireless sites, will continue to be the development environment for MAGIC-II. The core facilities will be interconnected with other networks, including AAI, ATDnet, NTON, and the SVTT to create a large-scale ATM internetwork, the MAGIC-II test environment. The designs and implementations of the networking technology, the distributed processing and storage systems, and the application will first be exercised in the development environment. Then, operation and performance will be verified in the much larger test environment.
MAGIC-II is a three-year, collaborative project involving ten principal organizations, including carriers; the project began in August, 1996. The connectivity of MAGIC to other networks will enable organizations on those networks to participate in application experiments, in tests and use of the distributed processing/distributed storage systems, or in the development and evaluation of networking technology.
22 Nov. 1996