Definitions for "Abilene"
Keywords:  gigapops, backbone, ucaid, rico, puerto
Abilene is an Internet2 backbone network.
is a project of UCAID in cooperation with several major telecommunication corporations. UCAID has organized this project, which includes participants in the Internet2 project. A primary goal of the Abilene Project is to support and foster the development of advanced applications by UCAID Members, and in particular to support Internet2. The Abilene Project will develop an advanced backbone network to connect regional network aggregation points, or GigaPops. The project is intended to complement existing research networks currently in use by UCAID member researchers and educators.
Created by the Internet2 community, the Abilene Network connects regional network aggregation points-called gigaPoPs-to provide advanced network services to over 220 Internet2 university, corporate, and affiliate member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Keywords:  town, lysaniou, dwight, abilan, iturean
a city in central Texas
a town in central Kansas west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Abilene (Abilênê) or simply Abila was a plain, a district in Coele-Syria, of which the chief town was Abila Lysaniou (Abilan de tên Lusaniou). The limits of this region are nowhere exactly defined, but it seems to have included the eastern slopes of Anti-Lebanon range, and to have extended south and southeast of Damascus as far as the borders of Galilaea, Batanaea, and Trachonitis. According to Flavius Josephus, Abilene was a separate Iturean kingdom until 37 CE.