INLS777-001 Fall 2022

Perspectives on information, technology and people

18 October 2022  1230-1345

② watch presenter in Sakai calendar

Networks, more focused on our topic for this 75 minutes

Network from Michael Rigley on Vimeo.

The second video expands on the topic.

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③ read

Nothing to read this time; we will take a tour of the wires connecting us from this room to the world.

The UNC-Chapel Hill data network currently supports more than 40,000 users with over 100,000 connected devices seen on a daily basis in over 300 buildings with high-speed interconnectivity between buildings. The core routing architecture consists of a redundant infrastructure with 40 Gbps inter-switch connectivity and multiple 10 Gbps links to redundant border routers. The campus network has approximately 3,000 Ethernet switches and 10,000+ Wi-Fi access points.

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④ ponder presenter in Sakai calendar

Consider the depth and intensity of the electronic networking here at school.

Campus Data Network Biannual Report July - December 2021

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⑤ listen presenter in Sakai calendar

One song, two versions

Cantaloupe Island by Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, who has died aged 78, was one of the world's finest and most distinctive horn players, whose performing on trumpet and flugelhorn mixed jazz with South African styles and music from across the African continent and diaspora. Exiled from his country for 30 years, he was also a powerful singer and songwriter and an angry political voice, using his music and live performances to attack the apartheid regime that had banished him from his homeland. (from the Guardian obit)

And for a different take on this Herbie Hancock classic.

Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by Us3

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⑥ an unanswered question

Finally, at least one time per session, you all are offered the opportunity to put me on the spot.

What is the "one big question" that the readings posed, but did not answer?

If I can't come up with an answer immediately, I will research it and have it for you at the subsequent session.

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